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.
Nonprofit organizations interested in providing instructor-led classes on occupational safety and health as part of the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program can apply.
WORK 2022 — IOSH’s 2017-2022 strategy — supports experts' call for better data on occupational accidents and diseases.
In its survey of 14 industries, the National Safety Council found 58% of Americans working in construction thinks safety takes a backseat to productivity.
The week-long safety awareness campaign aims to prevent falls from ladders, scaffoldings, roofs and other high places.
These voluntary, consensus standards focus on vocabulary for FM and strategic sourcing for facility management professionals.
IFMA has released a how-to guide on green cleaning, the latest update in its series on sustainability for facility managers.
The EPA’s recommendations, which guide U.S. government procurement practices, now include The Carpet and Rug Institute’s GLP certification program.
The $1 trillion profession is facing a critical shortage of professionals as career paths in the industry undergo “significant change,” according to a new report from IFMA and RICS.
Some cities and states have adopted a different symbol that was created to be more dynamic and suggestive of movement than the ISA.
New for 2017, an award will be presented to employers dedicated to the health and safety of employees and community members on and off the job.
A new study reveals that 71% of tested rubber wheelchair ramps do not meet ADA requirements.
WiredScore’s Wired Certification Guidelines for Commercial Developments and Redevelopments provides standards for designing buildings to meet tenants’ current and future technology demands.
Released by Lucid in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, BenchmarkMyBuilding enables facility management professionals to leverage billions of data points on commercial building energy use.
The International Private Sewage Disposal Code® (IPSDC) will address best practices and technologies to ensure the safety and welfare of communities, individuals, and businesses that utilize their own onsite wastewater solutions.
A comprehensive pest management program is a necessary component to an effective food safety program under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
With the threat of a blizzard or severe storm always present, Apollo Safety offers safety recommendations to facilities.
Johnson Controls and Booz Allen Hamilton publish call to action for building owners and facility managers to invest in cybersecurity.
The American Ladder Institute's survey on ladder safety training inspires creation of National Ladder Safety Month, debuting March 2017.
Produced by Dodge Data & Analytics, in partnership with Alliant Insurance Services, the Managing Risk in the Construction Industry report provides insight for contractors, as well as building owners.
Approximately 350 building materials, construction, and furnishings products from 159 manufacturers have achieved Cradle to Cradle product certification to date.
OSHA's new recommended practices are intended to help companies promote workplace anti-retaliation programs.
The National BIM Guide for Owners provides building owners with an approach, from their own profession’s standpoint, to create and fulfill building information modeling requirements for a typical project.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule to lower beryllium levels and increase workplace protections to reduce health risks.
The final rule will clarify the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
In cooperation with the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA), NSF develops first Product Category Rule in North America for roof coating materials.
OSHA is investigating the need for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance facilities.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.
International WELL Building Institute™ and BRE to pursue alignments between the WELL Building Standard™ and BREEAM that will make it easier for projects pursuing both standards.
In an effort to promote proactive recycling and waste reduction practices within workplace environments, Legrand is offering a free “Trash Madness” toolkit.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
Learn what your organization can do to be prepared for the evolving active shooter threat with a new eBook from Everbridge.
The proposed change to the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code would implement an optional outcome-based path for buildings to achieve energy-efficiency requirements.
Uniform requirements for power-operated and revolving doors make it easier to compare the environmental impact of products.