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.
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.
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).
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.
OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation.
Facility executives are prioritizing three mission critical focus areas of a healthy building — people, places, and planet — finds Johnson Controls survey.
Employers must submit calendar year 2020 Form 300A to OSHA electronically by March 2, 2021.
The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive is OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees.
AIB International’s Pandemic Prepared Certification is the first certification created specifically for the food and beverage supply chain.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly 40% of workers are happy their office won’t be hosting a holiday party in 2020, according to a recent survey by Convene.
Two new Urban Land Institute reports highlight the need for the real estate industry to promote health and social equity.
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.
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.
Funding will allow the Rocky Mountain Institute to further catalyze significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. buildings and heavy industry.
Flagship properties One Penn Plaza, The Kennedy Center and Merchandise Mart are among those serviced by Green Seal-certified cleaning services.
The commitment marks the launch of USGBC’s new equity program USGBC All In: Building Equity Together, which aims to build green building expertise and workforce.
Elaina's Sustainability Fund grants encourage innovation or adoption of sustainability and occupant wellness initiatives that impact the buildings where we live, work, shop, and play.
The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.
The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) has awarded Yale New Haven Health its 2020 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award.
The Building Seismic Safety Council's new seismic provisions for the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program support strong standards and codes to bolster building resilience.
Amid an active western wildfire season, “Wildfire Ready–Business” provides foundational preparedness projects for small businesses and commercial building owners.
While many women are finding support from employers, 62% of survey respondents agree the pandemic is negatively impacting workplace equity.
The SPIRE™ Smart Building Program is the world’s first-and-only comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings.
As a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE), the ANSI National Accreditation Board can now evaluate and recognize Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs, including those in facilities management.
Cintas invites you to vote for your favorite restroom in its 19th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest.
ASHRAE has created a technical bulletin to help mitigate the adverse environmental conditions that can compromise reliability and uptime of IT equipment.