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OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.


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OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

Professional-Development

Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Professional-Development articles below.


FM Alert: OSHA Updates Silica Exposure Rule

OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

Alliance Promotes Health And Well-being In The Workplace

Delos™ and Lendlease have announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces.

Question Of The Week: Water Conservation Tips

The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.

Friday Funny: Watching Funny Videos Boosts Productivity

Next time your boss catches you watching funny videos on You Tube, don’t feel guilty. Tell her you’ve got a challenging task ahead and you’re trying to boost your productivity.

Aon Center Sealant Replacement Project Wins National Award

The facade sealant replacement project took Western Specialty Contractors four years and 100 miles of silicone sealant to complete.

Five Things To Consider When Starting A Predictive Maintenance Program

Predictive maintenance is the practice of measuring a machine's actual condition to determine maintenance schedules rather than waiting and hoping things will be okay until the next scheduled maintenance.

FM Alert: Beware Counterfeit Electrical Products

Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.

More U.S. Companies Reporting on Sustainability

The number of S&P 500 corporations that reported their sustainability initiatives increased from 25 percent in 2013 to 31 percent in 2014.

Friday Funny: Spring Forward, Fall Apart?

The old expression “Spring forward, fall back” reminds us to adjust our clocks for Daylight Saving Time (DST), which begins this Sunday, March 13.

Spring’s Here! Time To Start Planning For Winter

If you need to procure snow management services for next winter, now is the time to get started, according to a new timeline released by the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA).

You Can’t Manage Energy Use Without A Manager

The potential for large cost savings from energy efficiency upgrades to industrial operations often justifies the salary of dedicated energy managers—and some utilities will pay all or most of that salary.

What Is Your Data Center IQ?

Survey of 570 U.S. data center professionals measures knowledge of data center practices and trends in five key areas.

Did You Miss Our Six Workplace Technology Predictions Webinar?

The workplace today is all about technology and if you’re not prepared, you’ll fall behind. 2016 is the year to get smart. This webinar video from iOffice will get you there!

Did You Miss Our Intelligent Lighting Solutions Webinar?

Join Graybar and lighting experts from Acuity Brands for a look at how intelligent lighting solutions can help you keep your resolutions.

Friday Funny: Is March Madness?

It’s that time of year again: Soon, March Madness will take hold and nearly everyone at work will become a rabid college basketball fan.

FM Alert: NIBS Launches Building Sciences Career Center

NIB's new Building Sciences Career Center is designed to help inspire high school students to become interested in a career in the building industry.

ULI Announces 2016 Hines Student Competition Finalists

Graduate student teams representing Harvard University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Miami will advance to the finale in Atlanta; winning team will receive $50,000 in prize funds.

Role Of Emotions At Work To Be Studied

The Faas Foundation and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence have formed the Emotion Revolution in the Workplace to investigate the role emotions play in the work environment.

FM Alert: Help Develop New Building Safety, Fire Prevention, And Energy Efficiency Codes

International Code Council Committee Action Hearings are scheduled for April 17-27 in Louisville, KY.

Outdated Technology Costing Businesses Up To $1.8 Trillion A Year

Outdated workplace technology is hindering productivity, creating large financial losses for U.S. businesses, according to a new survey from Samanage.

Question Of The Week: Is This Worker’s Injury Recordable?

An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.

Retrocommissioning HVAC

Deferred maintenance directly affects the physical condition of a facility which has a significant impact on the asset value.

Facility Executive | January / February 2016 Issue

This issue announces our 2016 Facility Executive of the Year, and the popular Readers' Choice Awards. Plus a look at cyber security, cleaning performance assessments, roofing insulation and systems, HVAC maintenance, and renewable energy initiatives.

Hilton Worldwide, Whole Foods SWAP Facilities

Hilton Worldwide and Whole Foods Market swapped energy management teams at their facilities in San Francisco as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge SWAP, resulting in a reality-style web series.

Global Green Building Expected To Double By 2018

Strong growth is anticipated globally and in the U.S. green building market, but the nation lags globally in measuring the benefits of building green.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

Assessing Cleaning Performance

With occupant satisfaction in mind, key performance indicators for quality maintenance include appearance and health.

Friday Funny: A Valentine’s Day Look At Office Romance

An office romance may seem unprofessional and risky, but as it turns out, many lead to long-term commitments: 37 percent of workers have dated a coworker, and 33 percent of those relationships have led to marriage.

Cyber Security In Real Estate

With headlines of cyber attacks on victims ranging from bank cards and Target to a Hollywood movie studio, the issue of cyber security has become top of mind. Facility executives should note several risks, remedies, and misconceptions about cyber security and building systems.

2016 Facility Executive Readers’ Choice Awards: Selected By Facility Management Professionals

This year’s Readers’ Choice Awards features companies in more than 40 categories, whose products and services were rated highest by facility management professionals based on aesthetics, reliability, value, and customer service.

FM Alert: ICC Announces Theme for 2016 Building Safety Month

“Building Codes: Driving Growth Through Innovation, Resilience and Safety” is the theme for this year's Building Safety Month, celebrated in May.

AHI White Papers Address Critical Issues Affecting Healthcare Facilities

Five new white papers addressing some of the most important issues affecting the infrastructure of the nation’s healthcare facilities are available from the National Institute of Building Sciences’s Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI).

Friday Funny: Late To Work? Blame It On The Napping Bear

Flaming hair, wayward cows, and napping bears are just a few of the bizarre excuses workers have used to explain why they couldn’t get to work on time, according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.

Did You Miss “Facilities Management Challenges And Opportunities In 2016” Webinar?

Join Ted Ardelean of Canon Business Process Services as he shares FM executives' insights about the challenges and opportunities they encounter while trying to maintain and improve support services at their facilities.

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