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Latest: BOMI International Opens Applications For J. Bradley Kennedy Scholarship - Applicants should be currently entering, pursuing, or engaged in a career in the property or facility management industries. Deadline is April 8, 2020.

BOMI International Opens Applications For J. Bradley Kennedy Scholarship

Applicants should be currently entering, pursuing, or engaged in a career in the property or facility management industries. Deadline is April 8, 2020.

Data Centers: Best Practices In Challenging Times

As impacts of COVID-19 continue, an advisory report produced by Uptime Institute shares best practices to reduce risk associated with operating critical infrastructure facilities.

Four Carpet Maintenance Best Practices

By implementing a multi-pronged approach with the right equipment and chemistry, facility managers can easily tackle carpet maintenance in any facility. Plus, an infographic on how to sanitize your carpet during an outbreak.

Auto Industry Giants Enhancing COVID-19 Protections For Workers

UAW, GM, Ford, and FCA are forming a COVID-19/Coronavirus Task Force to implement enhanced protections for manufacturing and warehouse employees at all three companies.

PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The first in a bi-monthly series shows how CFOs and finance leaders plan to react to COVID-19, and what impacts they expect to see on their companies.

U.S. EPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List

The list contains nearly 200 additional products — including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process.

Four Ways To Address The Threat Of Coronavirus In Facilities

A senior application engineer for 3M shares what facility management teams can address in their cleaning protocols to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

UPDATE: 2021 International Energy Conservation Code, Local Governments Vote

In December 2019, voting results on the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) were announced. Currently, there are challenges being raised to the voting results, in three specific areas.

COVID-19 Pandemic: 5 Tips To Help Employees Work From Home

Does your organization urgently need employees to work from home due to COVID-19? Try these five helpful tips.

Vision Problems Cost Billions In Lost Workplace Productivity

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, so Versant Health has created an infographic to illustrate how to prevent eye injuries in the workplace.

OSHA Offers Guidance For Preparing Workplaces For Coronavirus

OSHA offers guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, including safe work practices and appropriate personal protective equipment based on the risk level of exposure.

Miami Leads Second Annual Top 50 Termite Cities List

Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa, and New York are frontrunners for the second consecutive year, and Atlanta joins the top five.

Do Cigarettes Litter Your Landscape?

Nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful announces the grant application period for its 2020 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Deadline is April 10, 2020.

Getting Up To Speed On Cooling Tower Designs

Engineered plastic cooling towers outlast metal designs, and can be constructed of unique antimicrobial resins which guard against Legionnaires and other health hazards

Which Common Workplace Injuries Are Recordable?

A new checklist from XpertHR offers guidance on complex OSHA recording requirements for workplace injuries and illnesses.

IFMA Names New President And Chief Operating Officer

Having served as COO of the International Facility Management Association since September 2018, Don Gilpin is now association President.

“Red Flag” Law In California Expands To Workplaces And Schools

In the state, the authorization to seek a restraining order to remove firearms from possession of an individual who is deemed a threat is now expanded to employers, coworkers, and teachers.

Coronavirus And HVAC: ASHRAE Releases Guidance Material

ASHRAE has released information to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as it relates to heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems.

Chesapeake College Lauded For Energy Efficiency Leadership

The DOE recognized the Better Buildings partner for reducing energy usage at its Maryland campus by 24% since 2011.

U.S. Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard Highlights An Industry Transforming

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks utilities on 20 metrics based on 2018 performance, programs, and policies. Leading the way: National Grid Massachusetts and Eversource Massachusetts, tied for first place.

Top 3 Workplace Hazards: Existing Technologies Can Save Lives

A new National Safety Council report identifies the most relevant workplace hazards and maps more than 100 technologies to mitigate the risks.

DesignLights Consortium Seeks Comment On Networked Lighting Controls Proposal

The new draft Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements 5 (NLC5) is focused on enhanced requirements for listing systems on the DLC's NLC Qualified Products List (QPL).

100 Products That Can Help Stop The Spread Of COVID-19 

The Center For Biocide Chemistries (CBC) has published a list of 100 ready-to-use, dilutable, and wipeable biocidal products that are approved by the EPA as effective at killing viruses like the 2019 novel coronavirus.

New Guide To Preventing Serious Injuries, Fatalities Available

A new white paper from the Campbell Institute helps employers put serious injury and fatality prevention programs in place.

Can Clean Restrooms Boost Your Business?

A new national survey reveals that 62% of consumers say clean restrooms increase their spending.

Did You Miss Our “How Technology Can Increase Workplace Productivity” Webinar?

This free video webinar will provide insight on how and where to apply technology tools for a streamlined, productive workplace.

Indoor Humidification Can Reduce Coronavirus Transmission, Infection Risk

A study from Condair shows raising air humidity by humidification reduces the risk of virus spread in hospitals and other buildings at low-cost and without causing negative effects.

Don’t Get Burned In The Workplace

February 2-8, 2020 is designated National Burn Awareness Week, observed by the American Burn Association and a time to raise awareness of the dangers of burn-related injuries.

Is Your School Custodian The Coolest?

If your school custodian is top notch, take note: Cintas is accepting nominations for its 2020 Custodian of the Year contest.

Major Growth Expected For Prefabrication, Permanent Modular Construction

Design and construction professionals using prefabrication and modular construction experience improved productivity and project quality, plus increases in schedule certainty, according to new study.

NYC Department of Buildings Reinforces Facade Inspection Requirements

A new rule adopted on January 14, 2020 makes substantial changes to inspection and reporting requirements for the city’s Facade Inspection and Safety Program (FISP), commonly known as Local Law 11.

Facility Executives Expect Technology Budgets To Grow This Year

A new building technologies survey from Verdantix reveals spending plans and technology priorities for 2020.

Are Your Facilities Ready For 2020?

A new guide from Aramark identifies the top 20 trends that will influence the future of facilities management.

NSC Introduces Lorraine Pack Memorial Scholarship

The $2,000 tuition award will go to female student interested in pursuing a career in the environment, health and safety, or related field.

DOE Publishes Four New Efficiency Standards, Bowing To Court Order

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published the first new national appliance efficiency standards since 2017.

Fatal Overdoses At Work Increase For Sixth Consecutive Year

Unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent in 2018—the sixth consecutive annual increase and a reflection of the broader opioid crisis facing the nation.

New Report: Energy Efficiency Efforts Have Made Significant Impact

A first of its kind report from ASE, ACEEE, and BSCE states energy efficiency actions have delivered results, while warning of stalled progress.

OSHA Updates Amputations In Manufacturing Industries Program

The National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment.

ASHRAE Releases Revised Data Center Energy Standard

The updated standard enables operators and designers to use the latest and most effective equipment and techniques to achieve energy efficiency in data centers, while avoiding potential reliability issues.

Lighting Upgrade Will Save Providence College 1M kWh Annually

The LED lighting and advanced controls retrofit at the Rhode Island college’s library qualified for a $250,000 subsidy through National Grid’s incentive program.

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