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OSHA’s new guidance on working with families after workplace death includes communicating about inspections, findings, and the closing of investigations.


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OSHA’s new guidance on working with families after workplace death includes communicating about inspections, findings, and the closing of investigations.

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Workplace Death: Safety Groups Respond To OSHA Family Communication Plan

OSHA’s new guidance on working with families after workplace death includes communicating about inspections, findings, and the closing of investigations.

Opinion: Apply For Workplace Hazard, Infectious Disease Training Grants

OSHA's Jim Frederick explains how the Department of Labor is helping workers through expanded OSHA training grants for non-profit organizations.

Pick Your Preferred Potty, Now Through August 20

Cintas has selected the finalists for its 2021 America’s Best Restroom® contest, which means it's time for you to vote for your favorite. 

ACEEE Announces 2021 Champions of Energy Efficiency In Industry

This year’s Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award winners include six influential experts from government and the private sector.

Ecore Offers Athletic Flooring CEU

A new continuing education unit (CEU) offered by Ecore focuses on the benefits of high-performance fitness and athletic flooring.

One Third Of Small Businesses Experience Workplace Violence

Four in 10 managers believe workplace violence is getting worse, and workers are anxious about their safety and security, according to a new HSB survey.

BOMI International Names New Board Leadership

As new chair of the BOMI International Board of Trustees, Tim O’Donald, RPA takes the reins from Nicholas E. Stolatis, RPA®, CPM®, LEED®-AP.

American Workers Poised To Vacation With A Vengeance

2021 Priceline Work-Life Balance Report finds 92% of American employees are planning to vacation to make up for lost travel last year.

NFPA Releases New Report On Fire In The U.S. 

Research highlights factors that have reduced loss since the America Burning report was released in 1973, and areas where work is still needed.

OSHA Issues ETS To Protect Healthcare Workers From COVID-19

OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.

Large Occupant Public And Lounge Seating Standard Approved

The new standard has two performance levels, for 400-pound users and 600-pound users, and applies to lounge and public seating.

U.S. Department Of Labor Schedules NACOSH Meeting

A meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will be held June 22 via teleconference and WebEx.

OSHA To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail Requirements

Proposed rule clarifies previous requirements for handrails and stair rail systems, provides flexibility in the transition to OSHA’s newer requirements.

One Years’ Waste Could Build More Than 538 Statues Of Liberty

New research by Compare the Market reveals the number of times different countries could re-create iconic landmarks based on their daily plastic waste.

UK, U.S. To Collaborate On Improving The Built Environment

The National Institute of Building Sciences will work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain on the development of the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program.

British Architects, Google Arts & Culture Launch Digital Partnership

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the first UK organization dedicated to architecture to publish its collection on Google Arts & Culture.

OSHA Rule Proposal To Clarify Handrail, Stair Rail System Requirements

Since OSHA published a final rule on walking-working surfaces and PPE in 2016 that updated requirements for slip, trip, and fall hazards, the agency received questions asking when handrails are required, and about height requirements for handrails on stairs and stair rail systems.

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.

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