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

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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.

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.

North Kansas City Hospital Displays 20-Foot Wreath

Western Specialty Contractors installed the 1,000-pound, lighted wreath on the hospital’s façade, and offers tips on how to safely install your own holiday decorations.

AR/VR Will Be As Common As Smartphones In The Workplace

New report shows that enterprise adoption of AR/VR will hinge on worker acceptance and the influence of consumer technology.

Public Space Recycling Bin Grant Application Open

The Coca-Cola Foundation, Keep America Beautiful grants are available to increase public space recycling collection infrastructure.

Best Practices For Winter Carpet Care Challenges

A look at some typical winter carpet woes, along with recommendations to keep carpet looking its best during the year’s coldest months, courtesy of Whittaker. 

OSHA Enforcement And Compliance Increased In 2019

In its mission to keep workplaces free of hazards, OSHA significantly increased the number of inspections and provided a record amount of compliance assistance during FY 2019.

HVACR Manufacturers, Industry Professionals Report Strong Economy

The HVACR community has a positive business outlook heading into 2020, finds the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey.

First LEVEL Certifications To Updated Standard Announced

LEVEL is an evaluation and certification system for environmentally-preferable and socially-responsible office furniture.

Companies Control Majority Of U.S. Energy Use, But Most Lack Efficiency Goals

New ACEEE research finds that companies control about three-fourths of U.S. energy use, but most do not set energy-saving targets or have comprehensive efficiency plans.

New Digital Library Features Sustainable Buildings Around The World

The World Green Building Council has launched a new case study library showcasing excellence in sustainable development globally, featuring buildings that are net zero carbon and/or enhance human health.

Amazon Sponsorship Supports Women In Safety Programs

The National Safety Council has received a $125,000 sponsorship from Amazon, which will be used to help women pursue safety careers and advance those already in the field.

ASHRAE Releases Expanded, Revised Version of Standard 90.1

Standard 90.1 has been a benchmark for the commercial building energy codes in the United States and a key basis for codes and standards around the world

Your Facility’s In An Evacuation Area. Now What?

The Corporate Emergency Access System (CEAS) program partners with government to help businesses overcome restricted access areas.

IFMA Releases Climate Change Report For Facility Managers

IFMA’s “Climate Change Fundamentals for Facility Management Professionals,” is the first report to address climate change as it relates to facility management roles and responsibilities.

Better Buildings, Better Plants Partners Have Saved $6.7 Billion

The Department of Energy program's partners represent more than 3,200 facilities and roughly 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint.

10 Tips To Avoid Workplace Injuries

To mark National Preparedness Month, a personal injury attorney shares tactics and tips for workers to protect themselves from serious on-the-job injuries.

New Tool Offers Hospitals Improved Energy Efficiency

The new Energy to Care Dashboard Tool from ASHE offers an at-a-glance view of healthcare facilities’ energy use.

Humanscale Recalls QuickStand Lite Workstations Due To Injury Hazard

The recalled QuickStand Lite workstation’s arm can break and cause the workstation to fall, posing a risk of injury.

New Program Helps Cleaning Product Companies Comply With California Law

Green Seal’s Formula Facts™ Ingredient Communication Program helps companies provides clear, accurate, and meaningful ingredient labels in time to meet California’s new requirements.

Scholarships Available For Those Pursuing Careers In Safety

The National Safety Council is accepting applications for four scholarships aimed at advancing the safety profession and encouraging new safety professionals.

OSHA Reveals Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations For 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.

Don’t Stall: Voting For America’s Best Restroom Ends Friday!

You can still cast your vote in Cintas' annual contest that recognizes businesses that invest in clean, creative, and memorable public restrooms.

Six Win Distinguished Service To Safety Awards

Since 1942, the National Safety Council has honored individuals for exceptional dedication to safety and health.

Most Employers Aren’t Worried About Unethical Use Of AI: Should They Be?

Recent research from Genesys found that 40% of employers without a written policy on the ethical use of AI/bots believe their companies should have one: 54% of employees agree.

The Time Has Come To Pick Your Favorite Potty!

Whether located in a restaurant, airport, or zoo, this year's 10 finalists in Cintas' America’s Best Restroom Contest go above and beyond to provide unique and clean facilities for guests. 

Hot Rooms, Hot Buyers

Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal?

American Universities Pivotal To Plug-in Electric Vehicle Market

Universities are partnering with technology manufacturers to test vehicle grid integration (VGI) technologies, automated vehicles, battery development, and wireless charging on campus, according to a new report from Navigant Research.

Four Tips To Protect Outdoor Workers From Heat Illness

With temperatures in California predicted to remain over 90 degrees for the next two weeks, Cal/OSHA shares effective procedures to protect all outdoor workers from heat illness.

School Custodian, Environmental Service Tech Are Champions Of Clean

Greg Masse and Minnie Watson won CloroxPro’s first-ever Champions of Clean Contest due to their dedication to keeping their facilities clean and healthy.

Maintenance, Facility Managers Celebrated As Unsung Heroes

Starting today, UpKeep’s Unsung Heroes Campaign will shine a spotlight on workers that deserve gratitude and acknowledgement for all of the hard work they do every day.

Failure To Conduct Arc-flash Hazard Assessments Endangers Workers

A global survey on electrical safety awareness by Littlefuse found that many facilities fail to conduct arc-flash hazard assessments, exposing workers to dangerous conditions.

UG2 Launches Facilities Maintenance Training & Innovation Lab

The new training lab will help UG2 employees advance their skills and encourage knowledge transfer, and also enable the company to build a workforce in the face of a talent shortage.

$500,000 Grant Will Help 15 U.S. Communities’ Sustainability Efforts

The U.S. Green Building Council will use the Bank of America grant to support its LEED for Cities and Communities Program.

Registration Open For 2019 Facility Executive Live!

This third annual conference and networking event will take place on September 19, 2019 on the campus of George Mason University in Arlington, VA.

Many Workers Still Prefer Paper Over Digital Media

The Mopria Workflow Survey challenges the assumption that workers prefer pure-digital workflows, and illustrates balanced preferences between paper and digital media.

$10.5M In Worker Safety And Health Training Grants Available

Nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, and colleges and universities can apply for OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grants.

Telecom Industry Optimistic About 5G Business Outlook

With 5G deployments advancing rapidly, operators share plans for dealing with increasing densification, higher energy consumption.

New Guidelines On Energy Efficiency For Historic Buildings

ASHRAE has published a new guideline for increasing energy efficiency in historic buildings while minimizing the disturbance of the building’s historic character.

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