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As parents start getting school supplies and back-to-school outfits together for their children, and administrators get their schools ready for the new year to come, NADCA reminds parents and educators of the importance of indoor air quality to student and employee performance in schools.


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As parents start getting school supplies and back-to-school outfits together for their children, and administrators get their schools ready for the new year to come, NADCA reminds parents and educators of the importance of indoor air quality to student and employee performance in schools.

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Latest: Back To School, Back To Unhealthy Air? - As parents start getting school supplies and back-to-school outfits together for their children, and administrators get their schools ready for the new year to come, NADCA reminds parents and educators of the importance of indoor air quality to student and employee performance in schools.

Back To School, Back To Unhealthy Air?

As parents start getting school supplies and back-to-school outfits together for their children, and administrators get their schools ready for the new year to come, NADCA reminds parents and educators of the importance of indoor air quality to student and employee performance in schools.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Mighty Glow Floor Tape

ShieldMark’s glow-in-the-dark tape is three times brighter than its previous version.

Clean Air Act Claims to be Settled

D.D. Williamson and Co. and First Chemical Corp. have agreed in separate settlements to pay a combined total of $1,331,000 in civil penalties and to implement corrective measures to settle Clean Air Act claims resulting from a 2003 explosion at D.D. Williamson's Kentucky plant and a 2002 explosion at First Chemical's Mississippi plant.

EPA Looks At Airport Deicing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new rule that would make deicing practices on aircraft and at airport runways more environmentally friendly while maintaining operational safety.

New OSHA Program Targets Workplaces With Hazardous Chemicals

The program establishes policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that are covered by OSHA's process safety management (PSM) standard.

A Look At Legal & Liability Issues

A just released survey sponsored by IREM sought to identify current and emerging legal/liability issues impacting real estate management professionals.

Aerial Platform Giveaway Contest

The Summer of Safety LiftPod Giveaway, which began on July 1 and will run through August 31, 2009, is open to those who require elevation platforms or ladders to do their jobs.

Arc Flash Hazards Quiz

Ferraz Shawmut challenges industry members to test their knowledge.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: BHM Glazing Systems

Wausau Window and Wall Systems has introduced a line of blast hazard mitigation products.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: M-Pact T/M Glove

This product from Mechanix Wear, Inc. helps protect facilities maintenance staff.

OSHA to Push Program on Recordkeeping

This program will institute a policy that prompts recordkeeping inspections at employers’ establishments with low incidence rates in historically high rate industries. It will also incorporate inspections of a sample of construction firms.

Hospitality Group Joins EPA Program

Accor North America has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP).

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Smokeless Electronic Cigarettes…A Joy For Life?

Blue from SuperSmoker is a smokeless nicotine delivery device which allows users to mimic the act of smoking while eliminating the usage of tobacco, tar, and an open flame.

Focus On Employee Wellness

Service company Sodexo has created a program for customers to address the fact that 75% of chronic diseases are lifestyle related and avoidable.

Nurses File Complaint: Shortage of Swine Flu Masks

The nurses requested assistance from the Cal/OSHA just after the World Health Organization re-classified H1N1 as an "unstoppable" Level 6 pandemic.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Bird-B-Gone Mist

This hazing system releases a fine mist into the air to deter pest birds from large open spaces.

Services & Maintenance: Bird Management 101

Contributor Eric Arnold identifies the best strategies for facility managers looking to create proper bird deterrence programs.

Professional Development: Creating A Plan For Disaster

Having guidelines in place helps mitigate losses. Guest Contributor Tony Rankin outlines a plan.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Ensuring Facility ADA Compliance

Parking, facility entrances, and interior pathways are several areas to consider.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Beacon™ Exit Device

This product from SARGENT is designed to create a clearer pathway to safety during an emergency.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Why did the turtle cross the tarmac?

Air traffic at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport slowed to a crawl last week when a parade of more than 70 romantically inclined diamondback terrapins descended on the tarmac.

Stimulus Dollars Should Protect Workers

AIHA urged both President Obama and Labor Secretary Solis to ensure that the new jobs created by the stimulus package had adequate workplace protections.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CLED Series Exit Signs

The CLED Series provides self-diagnostic electronics as standard equipment.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27, 2009, something seriously wrong happened to a nearly completed 13 story block of residential flats in the suburbs of Shanghai. No, it wasn't destroyed by Transformers.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: TRACTION TREAD™ GLOW

This product from ZERO International is designed to guide occupants during evacuations.

Americans Split on Safety of Nuclear Energy

While over half of those surveyed were concerned about the danger of future nuclear energy plant meltdowns, nearly the same percent suggested that nuclear power plants will be safer in the future because of newer technologies making plants meltdown proof.

Tyson Foods Sentenced to Pay Fine for OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death

Earlier this month, Tyson Foods Inc. was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Arkansas to pay the maximum fine for willfully violating worker safety regulations that led to a worker's death in its River Valley Animal Foods (RVAF) plant in Texarkana, AR.

Senior Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Protect Chemical Facilities

This legislation makes CFATS permanent and enhances the program by making facilities, as a part of their vulnerability assessments, analyze how they can change their internal processes to reduce the consequences of a terrorist attack at their facility.

OSHA Seeking Applicants for $7 million in Safety & Health Training Grants

OSHA is soliciting applications for nearly $7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants available to nonprofit, community, and faith-based organizations. Applications are due July 24, 2009.

IFMA's Pandemic i-Session Available On Demand

This i-session helps fms prepare for current and future pandemics by focusing on challenges and priorities. Case studies from the current swine flu pandemic will be used to assist participants with establishing response plans.

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA Strengthens Integrity of Outreach Training Program

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.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Fever Alert

This product line from Wahl Instruments is designed to help facility professionals maintain the health of their occupants.

Survey On Hand Washing Practices

Ninety-four percent of respondents said they always wash their hands after visiting a restroom. They don't think so highly of their peers.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Power Showers!

According to the results of a study conducted in the UK on behalf of Kohler Mira Limited, soaping up during the work day can increase productivity and creativity for employees in certain industries.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Don't Skimp on Air Filtration Even When Budgets are Tight

This Web Exclusive explains how the small amount of money saved by reducing or eliminating air filter purchases or by purchasing lower priced (and lower efficiency) filters pales in comparison to the energy and operating costs that can be saved by maintaining a robust air filtration maintenance and upgrade program.

FM Issue: Safety Pays

Guest Contributor David Casavant outlines the tangible ways to discover the ROI of safety.

Stronger Criminal Enforcement for Workplace Fatalities and Injuries

Change to Win Health and Safety Coordinator Eric Frumin called for stronger criminal sanctions for ignoring safety hazards that lead to a worker's death or serious injury.

OSHA Announces Rulemaking on Combustible Dust Hazards

Since 1980, more than 130 workers have been killed and more than 780 injured in combustible dust explosions.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blastec From CINTEC America

This system is designed to reinforce a variety of masonry wall types in either solid or windowed panels.

This Week In Safety: NAOSH Week And OSHP Day (5/6/09)

Thousands of occupational safety, health, and environmental members of ASSE are joining with the OSHA Alliance Program partners, businesses, and organizations to promote workplace safety during NAOSH Week (this week) and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, May 6.

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