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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its Westin Hotels & Resorts will become the first hotel chain to introduce a brand wide smoke-free policy. Effective January 2006, all 77 Westin hotels in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean will go 100% smoke-free* including all guestrooms and public areas. The brand’s new policy is […]


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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its Westin Hotels & Resorts will become the first hotel chain to introduce a brand wide smoke-free policy. Effective January 2006, all 77 Westin hotels in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean will go 100% smoke-free* including all guestrooms and public areas. The brand’s new policy is […]

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Latest: Westin Hotels go smoke free in January - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its Westin Hotels & Resorts will become the first hotel chain to introduce a brand wide smoke-free policy. Effective January 2006, all 77 Westin hotels in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean will go 100% smoke-free* including all guestrooms and public areas. The brand’s new policy is […]

Westin Hotels go smoke free in January

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its Westin Hotels & Resorts will become the first hotel chain to introduce a brand wide...

Link between workplace noise and heart attacks?

There's a strange little Blog entry now posted on the FC Now site...Killer Offices that was posted around the same time as a "Killer...

Security in a post 9/11 world–better or worse than before?

Hard to believe that some experts are claiming the U.S. is in a less favorable position to defend itself against another attack than it...

The plight of Frank Lloyd Wright's educational legacy

Faced with $100 million in facilities repairs and development, both of Frank Lloyd Wright's educational endeavors face difficult times. Ted Robbins of NPR has...

The plight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s educational legacy

Faced with $100 million in facilities repairs and development, both of Frank Lloyd Wright's educational endeavors face difficult times. Ted Robbins of NPR has...

Friday Funny: Engineering Ingenuity

Bear with me, members of the faithful FacilityBlog community, while I slog through the backlog of work that has piled up in my absence....

Guide to contractor cleaning

Cleaning tips, ideas, and suggestions should help BSCs work more efficiently and develop skills and procedures that help them protect the health of building occupants—the ultimate goal of cleaning.

Dec. 4-8: Lean Management Conference

The IIE Lean Management Solutions Conference will be held next week in Orlando, FL. The program focuses on how companies have successfully used...

The future of safety

Compliance should not be the only goal and safety should be viewed as a process and a business core value, not a program, says ASSE member Darryl C. Hill, CSP, of Michigan.

NIST REPORT: Effective air barriers can reduce energy consumption by 40%

A study released last month by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), "Investigation of the Impact of Commercial Building Envelope Airtightness on...

FM Frequency: What It Really Means

Ever wonder what job placement ads are really saying when they describe a job? FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane cuts through the jargon and gets the real answers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Everyone from FacilityBlog wishes you a safe, happy, healthy, and emergency free holiday.Regular comments should resume on December 1, 2005, but we invite you...

Cable code seminar in Toronto: Nov. 29

Is your building up-to-code? Buildings around the country are being cited every day for National Electrical Code (NEC) violations due to the presence of...

WEB EXCLUSIVE CASE STUDY: Security at a small college

For campus security officials, student safety is the number one priority. One of the unique problems in securing the common areas of residence halls is that you don’t want students to have to bring a key or ID card with them every time they go to watch TV or use the bathroom.

CARE and Tricycle Team Up To Reduce Carpet to Landfills

CARE established an ambitious schedule to divert 40% of carpet landfill waste by the year 2012 by focusing upon post-consumer carpet waste, helping to identify, promote, and develop carpet reclamation and recycling programs.

Used equipment now on eBay

This service hopes to offer a steady stream of quality used equipment - from skid steer loaders, mini-excavators and aerial lifts, to generators, welders, and more.

Improved workplace practices net top talent

Peng shares a few best workplace tips for principals who want to attract and retain top talent. Map out opportunities for growth, emphasize professional development, implement a work-life balance and share the wealth.

ARI and ASHRAE to develop mutual HVAC standards

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE) have approved a new cooperative agreement...

The best and the worst

According to a new survey, Camden, NJ is the most dangerous city in the country, followed by Detroit, St. Louis, Flint, Richmond, and Baltimore....

Safety for an aging workforce

As those born between 1946 and 1964, the large ‘baby boomer’ generation, ages so to does our workforce while the labor pool shrinks. Currently,...

Massive layoffs at GM

Plant closures will hit Doraville, GA, Oklahoma City, and Lansing, MI. This is in addition to closures that took place earlier this year in...

Answers to last Friday’s OSHA violation quiz

ANSWERS: The violations are given along with the regulation numbers that address them. Workplace is a mess: 1910.22(a)(1) Rats: 1910.141(a)(5) LP forklift used in EE...

Answers to last Friday’s OSHA violation quiz

ANSWERS: The violations are given along with the regulation numbers that address them. Workplace is a mess: 1910.22(a)(1) Rats: 1910.141(a)(5) LP forklift used in...

Friday Funny: Spot the OSHA Violations

The safety professionals at MANCOMM created this picture through extensive Photoshop retouching, so no workers or animals were actually endangered. In the picture, how...

High airborne mold levels, post-Katrina

Interesting article in USA Today regarding high airborne mold levels post-Katrina.

Avian flu adds to cold and flu season worries

More than half the people in a new survey about the upcoming cold and flu season say they are concerned about the possibility of...

Winners of the 2005 Brick in Architecture Awards

The Brick Industry Association (BIA) recently announced the winners of its 2005 Brick in Architecture Awards. Each winning project demonstrated the importance of good...

Bonus funny: the link between cell phones and Finnish toilets

Amusing and odd little news item in today's Register.

Diversity’s impact on workplace safety

American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Practice Specialty Administrator Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, of Cherry Hill, NJ, recently pointed out how, with the workforce...

Diversity's impact on workplace safety

American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Practice Specialty Administrator Linda Tapp, ALCM, CSP, of Cherry Hill, NJ, recently pointed out how, with the workforce...

Green buildings better for learning?

Turner Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Turner Corporation, has announced the findings of its survey of 665 building owners, developers, architects,...

Clearing up code confusion

Accessibility compliance may sound intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Knowing which codes and laws apply helps to avoid the headaches of...

Change Management event today and tomorrow in NYC

Senior executives will examine the growing role of change management in major corporations at The Conference Board’s 2005 Change Management Conference. This meeting, sponsored...

Updated position on design of fire protection systems

Fire protection systems - including fire detection, alarm and suppression systems - play a significant role in safeguarding the health, safety, and...

From the residential world: built in less than an hour

On Saturday, November 19, Architect Dante Bini will attempt to build a four-ton, 600 square foot house through the use of robots alone. ...

New tool for safety management

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has available for sale the newly approved American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z10 standard, which helps organizations...

The link between mold and asthma

Two landmark studies released earlier this year provide the first solid evidence that damp buildings and exposure to indoor mold growth are risk...

Illness cited as top reason for home-based workers

In a survey of over 1,000 home-based customer service workers, over one-fourth of them had a major illness or a major illness in their...

Highlights of the Louisiana Recovery and Rebuilding Conference

The Louisiana Recovery and Rebuilding Conference has been taking place over the past few days. The conference is presented by The American Institute of...

Friday Funny: A Maintenance Aria? (I don’t make this stuff up)

To spread the message to the world to work against the Maintenance Crisis, Joel Leonard enlisted David Holley, Director of Opera at the famed...

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