Standards

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


fire and life safety

(Fire And Life) Safety First

A closer look at the fire and life safety considerations for construction, alteration, and demolition projects.
workplace injuries

New ASSP Standard Helps Organizations Prevent Workplace Injuries

New American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) standard can help organizations keep workplace injuries, illnesses and other incidents from occurring in the first place.
healthcare workers Covid-19

OSHA Seeks Input On Protecting Healthcare Workers From Covid-19

OSHA is seeking comments related to the development of a final standard to protect healthcare workers from workplace exposure to Covid-19.
Legionnaires’ Disease

Water Management Plans For Healthcare

Failure to follow regular maintenance routines will expose owners to litigation should an occupant contract Legionnaires’ Disease.
hotel slips falls

Slippery When Wet: Hotel Industry Slips And Falls

Hotels are particularly impacted by slips and falls, which are the leading cause of guest injuries, according to the National Floor Safety Institute.
COVID-19 vaccination policies

Breaking News: SCOTUS Blocks Biden’s Workplace Vaccine, Testing ETS

The Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration does not have the authority to impose workplace vaccine or testing requirements, blocking an OSHA ETS. 
emergency temporary standard

OSHA Extends COVID-19 ETS Comment Period

The comment period for OSHA's COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard has been extended to mid-January.
BHMA Standards

BHMA Updates, Publishes New ANSI/BHMA Standards

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association has introduced a new standard for Hardware for Architectural Glass Openings, and revised five existing standards.
Remote Inspections

Remote Virtual Inspections For Facilities

With demand increasing, ICC and RESNET are developing an ANSI standard to inspect buildings remotely.
clean energy efficiency targets

States’ Climate Efforts Need Stronger Efficiency Steps

ACEEE’s review of states and territories with laws requiring a transition to 100% clean electricity, found that only Virginia and Washington include specific efficiency targets.
Green Seal paint

Green Seal Launches LEED-Compliant Paint Certification

Green Seal's paint certification meets LEED v4/4.1 criteria and qualifies paints and coatings for Amazon's Climate Pledge Friendly badge.
healthcare facilities

Realty Trust Group Offers Guidance On Healthcare ETS

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standards address a number of enhanced standards designed to protect employees in healthcare facilities.
wildfire prevention

International Code Council Releases Three Wildfire Prevention Resources

Modern building codes and standards are the foundation of fire adapted communities, helping to reduce risk and increase community resilience from all hazards including wildfire.
tree care

OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections

A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.
Healthcare Workers

OSHA Issues ETS To Protect Healthcare Workers From COVID-19

OSHA's emergency temporary standard (ETS) focuses on healthcare workers most likely to have contact with someone infected with the coronavirus.
public seating

Large Occupant Public And Lounge Seating Standard Approved

The new standard has two performance levels, for 400-pound users and 600-pound users, and applies to lounge and public seating.
construction safety

Construction Safety And Health Advisory Committee Members Named

The 15 ACCSH members will advise and assist the assistant secretary on occupational safety and health in construction standards.
Building Information Management

UK, U.S. To Collaborate On Improving The Built Environment

The National Institute of Building Sciences will work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain on the development of the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program.
Ventilation Standard

Updated Healthcare Facility Ventilation Standard Published

The updated edition of ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, Ventilation of Health Care Facilities offers guidance, regulation, and mandates to healthcare facilities designers.
Building Safety Month

Virtual Building Safety Month Celebration Begins

The International Code Council's 41st annual awareness campaign about building safety features free resources and events for the public.

Webinars

The Office Building Of The Future

Did You Miss Our Free “The Office Building Of The Future” Webinar?

View this free video webinar and learn how to bring employees back to the office, what the office building of the future looks like, and more.
FCA Data

Join Us For Our Free “How To Get More From Your FCA Data” Webinar

Join us for a dynamic discussion on what the next evolution of facility condition assessments (FCAs) means for facility leaders.
Operational Efficiency

Did You Miss Our “Achieving Operational Efficiency In An Economic Downturn” Webinar?

View our round-table discussion and learn how can facility managers can achieve operational efficiency when managing complex buildings.

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