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Seabees are experienced in project management, maintenance, and operations in addition to their primary role, construction and construction management.
In this Q&A, Facility Executive spoke with the safety, health, and environmental manager at Schneider Electric about communication as a key to success for building safety.
There is an impending talent gap in the facility management profession, and higher education facilities are no exception.
Tackling deferred maintenance, energy costs, and staff training are cornerstones of the facilities department in Manchester, NH.
In 2014, attending a Building Operator Certification program helped shift perspective for the associate director for engineering and utilities at the University of Montana.
OSHA will conduct a three-day training event in August to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.
The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.
A free training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace is being offered by UL Workplace Health & Safety as part of its comprehensive online eLearning library.
Bold, innovative, and forward-thinking human resource strategies are needed to develop leaders, engage employees, and improve workplace culture as the global economy starts to grow rapidly.
A methodical approach coupled with follow through goes a long way toward reliable operations in facilities that run 24/7.
With a talent shortage on the horizon, the IFMA Foundation has introduced the Global Workplace Workforce Initiative.
Assistant Secretary Michaels unveils OSHA's new interactive training web tool on identifying workplace hazards.
New IREM® leadership development white paper lays out the fundamentals of delegating responsibilities to others.
Where should a facility management professional look for advanced training that addresses larger HVAC systems?
Tricks Columnist Kevin Folsom sorts through the various continuing education options for one operations manager. From the August 2013 issue.
OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries and illnesses.
OSHA developed this training event to ensure that federal workplaces have safety programs and standards consistent with those in the private sector.
The agency has posted a series of 17 videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on their jobs.
The organizations will dedicate resources in pursuit of four initiatives beginning this fall. As progress is made, both groups will report back to enlist the help of their constituencies.
This grant program is an important component of OSHA’s efforts to provide workers in high-risk industries with training about job hazards and their rights.
Hundreds of companies have taken the time to salute their safety professionals and teams highlighting their commitment to workplace safety for OSHP 2011 day.
We have had several instances where bed bugs have bitten students, but the bugs could not be officially detected by a certified expert. How I could become more knowledgeable regarding this issue?
The International Facility Management Association has announced its newest credential, the Sustainability Facility Professional™. More than a building certification and rating system, the SFP™...
So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?
Federal legislation recently signed into law will provide training for federal building personnel in the areas of building operations and maintenance, energy management, safety, and design functions.
On Monday, November 15, BOMI International announced it would waive all enrollment fees through the end of 2010.
Three organization reach an agreement to develop and market an online training program for BOMA International’s 2010 Office Floor Measurement Standard, Office Buildings: Standards Methods of Measurement (ANSI/BOMA Z65.1 – 2010).
As unemployment throughout the country remains at record levels approaching 10%, AFE officials urged state employment agencies to provide unemployed workers with training in facilities-related professions where there is a growing shortage of skilled workers.
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced a total of $27 million in National Emergency Grant awards to Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi to assist workers along the Gulf Coast who have been displaced as a result of the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Development of the safety guides and fact sheets has grown out of a partnership between OSHA and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to promote protective measures for Gulf Coast oil spill responders.
In facilities management, training and education are essential parts of the job. The same holds true to an even greater extent in military training (which can actually be humorous, as illustrated by these quotes from military training manuals)!
The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1, 2010.
In an effort to crack down on fraudulent trainers, OSHA is strengthening the integrity of its 36-year-old Outreach Training Program by improving how trainers become authorized to teach and ensuring these trainers are in compliance with OSHA program guidelines.