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Just In Time For World Password Day: Worst Password Awards!

May 6 is World Password Day. What better time to hand out awards for the worst passwords?

Virtual Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

The International Code Council's 41st annual awareness campaign about building safety features free resources and events for the public.

Labor Department Opens Dialogue On Teens In The Workplace

The U.S. Department of Labor has opened a national dialogue to improve outreach to teens on workplace issues of safety, wages, job training, and discrimination.

OSHA To Solicit Public Input On Whistleblower Program

The May 19 teleconference meeting will be the seventh in a series of meetings on how OSHA can improve its whistleblower program.

AHRI, Others Petition EPA On HFC Phase Down Rule

Proposed standards will result in an additional half billion tons of CO2 reduction above what already is projected to be achieved by the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act.

Americans Still Use Public Restrooms, Want Touchless Fixtures

Half the U.S. population continued to use public restrooms throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; 84% believe it’s important to have touchless fixtures, finds Bradley Corp. national survey.

Does Your Public Restroom Rule?

If your public restroom is exceptional, Cintas is seeking nominations for its 20th Annual America’s Best Restroom nationwide contest.

More Than 1-in-5 Companies Plan Reduction In Office Space

AICPA survey finds a rise in remote work adds pressure to reconfigure office space, but long-term leases limit changes for now.

IREM Celebrates 75th Anniversary Of The AMO

The first Accredited Management Organization firms were certified 75 years ago. Today, more than 500 firms hold AMO accreditation.

National Institute Of Building Sciences Joins Global BIM Network

The National Institute of Building Sciences joined more than 2,000 public sector representatives from 100 countries to form a new Global BIM Network.

BOMA Releases New Retail Floor Measurement Standard

BOMA 2020 for Retail Properties: Standard Method of Measurement features new design, new format, and new features.

OSHA Program Protects High-risk Workers From Coronavirus

New national emphasis program focuses on companies that put the most workers at risk of contracting COVID-19, prioritizes employers that retaliate against worker safety complaints.

Building Seismic Safety Council Honors Built Environment Leaders

BSSC recognized individuals and organizations that support its mission of enhancing public safety through improved seismic planning, design, construction and regulation in the building community.

USGBC Expands LEED Earth to Homes, Communities, Cities

LEED Earth is designed to bring LEED to countries where green building is still emerging and offers certification at no cost to the first project to certify.

Luminescent Windows Generate Energy From Inside And Out

Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.

OSHA Issues Proposed Rule To Update Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has issued a proposed rule to update its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

NIBS Convenes Building Information Management Executive Roundtable

Nearly 40 business and government leaders discussed the need for a National Building Information Management Program to improve the relationships, performance and profitability of the increasingly digitalized U.S. AECO industry

Is Your School Custodian An Unsung Hero? 

If so, be sure to nominate your hardworking custodian as Cintas kicks-off its eighth-annual nationwide Custodian of the Year contest.

Time To Vote: Pick Your Favorite Soap Dispenser Design

SC Johnson has announced the Top 10 student finalists in its annual Happy Hands Contest: you have until February 28 to vote for your favorite design!

John Carrillo Begins Term As Global FM Chairman 

John Carrillo, CFM, IFMA Fellow, begins his two-year term as Chairman of the Global Facility Management Association’s Board of Directors.

OSHA Issues Stronger Workplace Guidance On Coronavirus

New guidance from OSHA lists essential elements in a program to mitigate, prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.

Building Safety Month 2021: Prevent, Prepare, Protect.

Building Safety Month 2021 celebrates the industry’s resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and looks to continue creating safe and sustainable buildings and communities.

Stars Promote Safer Indoor Spaces Through WELL Health-Safety Rating

Lady Gaga, Michael B. Jordan, and Robert DeNiro are among the celebrity ambassadors raising awareness about facilities that prioritize the health and safety of their staff and visitors.

Disability Employment Toolkit For Small Businesses Available

The Northeast ADA Center toolkit features practical advice on disability employment best practices, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

A Workplace Divided: Employees Split Over COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 60% surveyed are fearful of the COVID-19 vaccine and 40% note they would consider leaving their organization if it required inoculation, raising issues for organizations navigating how to safely return to the office.

Annual Adjustments To OSHA Civil Penalties Announced

OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation.

Decision Makers Increasing Investments In Healthy Building Initiatives

Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Submit 2020 Injury And Illness Data

Employers must submit calendar year 2020 Form 300A to OSHA electronically by March 2, 2021.

OSHA Inspections Target Workplaces With Highest Injury, Illness Rates

The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive is OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees.

Industrial Packaging First In U.S. To Achieve Pandemic Prepared Certification

AIB International’s Pandemic Prepared Certification is the first certification created specifically for the food and beverage supply chain.

Denver Broncos Win IFMA Facility Management Achievement Award

The Broncos have earned the 2020 Facility Management Achievement Award from the IFMA Denver chapter for health and safety measures used at Empower Field at Mile High.

New Partnership Will Help Cities Create Safer, Healthier Places

The IWBI and National League of Cities collaboration will focus on the development of strategies, tools, and resources that will enable city leaders to navigate in a post-COVID-19 world.

OSHA Has Issued Over $3M In Coronavirus Violations

Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has proposed penalties totaling $3,403,139 as a result of 255 inspections for violations relating to COVID-19.

Workers Would Rather Clean, File Taxes Than Attend Office Holiday Party

Nearly 40% of workers are happy their office won’t be hosting a holiday party in 2020, according to a recent survey by Convene.

Real Estate Industry Should Adopt Health, Social Equity Practices

Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.

FEMA Projects Implementing I-Codes Could Save $600B By 2060

As the frequency and severity of natural hazards continue to increase year-over-year, a new FEMA study reaffirms that building codes continue to be the best first line of defense.

Cleaning Protocols Increase Consumer Confidence In Businesses

Ahead of the upcoming holiday shopping season, a new survey shows Americans are ready to return to stores, as long as proper cleaning protocols are in place. 

Bezos Earth Fund Awards Rocky Mountain Institute $10M

Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.

USGBC Names 2020 Leadership Award Recipients

The U.S. Green Building Council's annual awards recognize extraordinary leadership in green building and commitment to advancing healthy, sustainable buildings and communities

Green Seal’s Safer Disinfecting Practices Service 1 Billion Square Feet

Flagship properties One Penn Plaza, The Kennedy Center and Merchandise Mart are among those serviced by Green Seal-certified cleaning services.

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