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Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows.


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Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows.

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


Northwestern University Makes Buildings Bird-Friendly

Working with the local community and experts from American Bird Conservancy, Northwestern University is using state-of-the-art solutions to keep birds from dying in collisions with glass walls and windows.

Armorcoat Safety & Security Window Film By Solar Gard

While the discussion of school safety continues by lawmakers around the country, San Diego-based Solar Gard is speaking out and urging school districts to...

Four Severe Weather Communication Mistakes

Fast, accurate, and frequent communication with employees is fundamental when effectively preparing for and managing severe weather emergency events.

New California Workplace Safety Regulation Protects Hotel Housekeepers

This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from injury.

NCPC Focuses On School Safety And Security

There have been at least 200 shootings on school campuses—the most recent in Parkland, FL—and shooting drills are becoming as commonplace as fire drills.

Question Of The Week: What Is A Safety Walk-Around?

A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.

Collaborative Response Graphics From Critical Response Group

Collaborative Response Graphics® provides a solution to the biggest challenges first responders face during active school shooter incidents.

Indoor Environments’ Impact On Wellness To Be Studied

Well Living Lab will undertake a three-year scientific research plan to identify how indoor environments affect five facets of people’s lives.

Clogged Toilets Negatively Impact Business Perceptions

More than three-fourths of Americans (76 percent) have experienced a clogged toilet in a public restroom, according to a recent survey from Sofidel.

SilverShield Visitor Management System

South Florida company launches visitor and incident management system to improve school safety.

Choosing An Access Control System

Whether standalone or integrated with other equipment, this security function is on the frontline.

New Workplace Wellness Employer Guide Available

A free guide for employers to identify wellness programs that fit their unique workplace and employee characteristics is available from Transamerica Center for Health Studies and UC Berkeley Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces.

Workplace Safety: Employee Perceptions, Employer Policies Not Aligned

When it comes to workplace safety, employers often miss the mark in critical communication and planning, according to a recent Rave Mobile Safety survey.

Most Americans Concerned About Contracting Flu 

While the flu is widespread, Southerners are more worried about catching it than adults in the Northeast, Midwest or West, according to Bradley Corp.’s Annual Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

Safety: Recognizing CEOs Who “Get It”

The National Safety Council has released its annual list of leaders with proven track records of putting safety first.

NextWave Launches VR-Enhanced Training, Custom Safety Plans

NextWave Safety Solutions is tackling workplace incidents with proprietary technology that brings transparency and preparedness to the safety industry.

Attack Resistant Openings From ASSA ABLOY Win Design Award

Attack Resistant Openings were developed with K-12 schools and colleges in mind, and have become popular for offices, places of worship, libraries, and other public buildings.

Retail Facilities Natural Disaster Damage Survey Tool Released

The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association has released a customizable template designed to help retail facilities managers assess the status of stores following a natural disaster. 

Question Of The Week: Are You Prepared For A Confined Space Rescue?

Here are seven steps to help you prepare a response in case someone working at your facility becomes injured, incapacitated, or trapped in a space and has to be rescued.

Rooftops Present Big Risks

The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.

Baltimore, Washington, DC Lead Bed Bug Cities List

The number of bed bug infestations in the United States continues to rise, according to Orkin, which just released its annual Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list.

Increased Active Shooter Incidents Prompt New Response Standard

In response to the rising toll of active shooter and hostile events, NFPA is fast-tracking a new standard for unified response.

Friday Funny: The Dog Ate My Car Keys

More workers are calling in sick when they’re not ill. Some feel the need to concoct an unbelievable excuse, according to CareerBuilder’s annual survey.

Moisture Control And Pest Management

Do you know how moisture control factors into your efforts to protect your facility from pests? Take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test.

Gibraltar Anti-Ram Bollards Installed On Las Vegas Boulevard

Gibraltar's anti-ram vehicle barriers have been installed on Las Vegas Boulevard to protect pedestrians from errant vehicles.

JVCKENWOOD To Acquire DMR Developer Radio Activity S.r.l

With this acquisition, JVCKENWOOD expands its DMR-compliant digital radio system solutions for enterprise and public safety.

Mass Notification: 5 Factors To Consider

Whether focused on routine alerts or emergency events, check this list when evaluating life safety systems.

Restroom Dryers Dispatched

At Grand Central Terminal in New York City, new high efficiency hand dryers in the restrooms simplified operations for facility management.

Comprehensive Floor Care Strategies

Consider appearance and safety simultaneously when planning a facility floor maintenance program.

Facility Executive | December 2017 Issue

The December 2017 issue features the impact of HVAC, professional development, floor care strategies, and more. Plus, FM Solutions 2018, a guide to facility management products and services.

Navigating NFPA 70E 2018 Revisions

Provides current risk management strategies and tactics to help keep workers safe by addressing the evolution of electrical technology.

Friday Funny: These Are A Few Of My Least Favorite Things

From burnt popcorn to bad budgets, Charles C. Carpenter, CFM gifts us with a holiday musical parody that highlights his least favorite things, facility management style.

Harassment, Workplace Violence Most Challenging Employer Issues Of 2018

Cyber security, workforce planning, immigration, medical marijuana, the Affordable Care Act also among the big challenges facing employers in 2018, according to a new XpertHR survey.

Friday Funny: The Facility’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

Riffing on many of the sights to be seen in the workplace during the holiday season, Charles C. Carpenter, CFM shares a musical parody from the facility management perspective.

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