Health and Safety

Resource pages for "Health and Safety"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


Healthy Workplaces Coalition

New Coalition To Push For Workplace Health And Safety Policy 

More than 40 national organizations, industry leaders, and trade associations join to create the Healthy Workplaces Coalition, which will focus on advocating for healthier and safer buildings.
Nanotouch Clean Workstation Kit

Nanotouch® Releases Self-cleaning Clean Workstation Kits

The Clean Workstation Kits include a variety of products that employ Nanotouch’s self-cleaning surfaces that work 24/7.
asbestos

Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Asbestos-Based Building Materials

Eco-friendly alternatives give facility managers a solution to the potential health hazards of asbestos-containing materials.
ergonomic injuries

Multi-Sector Group Formed To Help Solve Most Common Workplace Injury

Cross-industry experts in safety and health join the National Safety Council and Amazon to invent new ways to prevent ergonomic injuries.

Nanotouch Unveils New Brand Identity

The company manufactures toxin-free, self-cleaning surfaces used in a variety of facility types, and new name replaces NanoSeptic as part of rebranding.
Hand Hygiene Solutions

How Quality Hand Hygiene Solutions Support Restroom Care

Carefully chosen hand hygiene solutions go beyond upholding health and safety; they can enhance the guest experience and support restroom care.
hurricane

Protect Facilities Against Pests During Hurricane Season

Here are tips to prevent pest infestations when facilities are impacted by water and wind brought about by a hurricane.
Pittsburgh International Airport

Airlines Approve Restart Of Pittsburgh International Airport Terminal Project

After pandemic pause, Pittsburgh International Airport will restart a critical infrastructure project that will build a modern, health-conscious airport.
ABM back to work

Focus On The Human Dimensions Of People Coming Back To Work

How to ensure resilience in all ways for facilities to help make people feel safe.
Workforce Management

Are Your Workplace And Workforce Management Best Practices Ready For A Post-Pandemic World?

Establishing an updated set of workplace and workforce management best practices that better reflects the profound changes in the way we work will be essential as we roll into 2021.
WELL Certification

The Way Forward With WELL Certification

The new WELL Health-Safety Rating expands on IWBI focus for healthy facilities.
indoor air quality

Indoor Air Quality A Top Concern Among People Returning To Work

Americans are worried about their health and safety when returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the cleanliness of indoor air at their workplace, according to a new study by Aeroseal, LLC.
reopen schools

Massachusetts Coalition To Safely Reopen Schools Cites Concerns

Due to lack of appropriate planning, funding, testing, PPE, environmental safeguards, and staff education, coalition calls for phased approach, with no in-person learning at this time.
spread of germs

Hygiene360 Tackles Spread of Germs

Hygiene360 is a suite of full-service solutions that tackle the spread of germs on surfaces, person-to-person, and in the air.
senior living

Senior Living Industry Report From ICAA Looks To The Future

With input from 150+ thought leaders, the International Council on Active Aging document aims to assist stakeholders in senior living to forge a path towards "next normal."
polling places

Making Polling Places Safer Through HVAC Systems

As election season continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force is offering HVAC and water supply system guidance for polling places.
touch-free plumbing

Tips For Touch-Free Plumbing Retrofits

Touch-free plumbing fixtures provide a more sanitary option for facilities of any size and provide a quality option to improve public health
Service Program

PUREClean Service Program Supports Reopening

The Flagship Facility Services/Flagship Aviation Services PUREClean four-pronged approach to protecting employees in their workplace, and the traveling public in airports, is designed to support full, partial, or staged reopening of businesses and states.
worker safety

As More Businesses Reopen, Worker Safety And Health Remain OSHA Priority

As more workplaces begin to reopen, OSHA is reminding employers that worker safety remains a priority amid both coronavirus and common workplace hazards.
facility management

Celebrating Facility Management… Buildings’ Essential Workers

Facility managers and maintenance workers have been working to maintain buildings during the COVID-19 crisis and to ensure they are ready for reopening.

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