Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. FM Alert articles below.
OSHA’s new guidance on working with families after workplace death includes communicating about inspections, findings, and the closing of investigations.
OSHA's Jim Frederick explains how the Department of Labor is helping workers through expanded OSHA training grants for non-profit organizations.
This year’s Champions of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award winners include six influential experts from government and the private sector.
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.
2021 Priceline Work-Life Balance Report finds 92% of American employees are planning to vacation to make up for lost travel last year.
OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.
The new standard has two performance levels, for 400-pound users and 600-pound users, and applies to lounge and public seating.
New research by Compare the Market reveals the number of times different countries could re-create iconic landmarks based on their daily plastic waste.
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.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is the first UK organization dedicated to architecture to publish its collection on Google Arts & Culture.
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.
May 6 is World Password Day. What better time to hand out awards for the worst passwords?
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.
The May 19 teleconference meeting will be the seventh in a series of meetings on how OSHA can improve its whistleblower program.
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.
AICPA survey finds a rise in remote work adds pressure to reconfigure office space, but long-term leases limit changes for now.
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 2020 for Retail Properties: Standard Method of Measurement features new design, new format, and new features.
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.
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.
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.
Rice engineers have developed polymer cores that redirect light from any source to solar cells.
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.
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
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!
New guidance from OSHA lists essential elements in a program to mitigate, prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace.
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.
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.