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Officials Urge Communities to ‘Remain Vigilant’ as U.S. Enters Peak Hurricane Season

Despite a slow start to the hurricane season, “the next Ida or Sandy could still be lying in wait,” warned FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. Atmospheric and oceanic conditions still favor an above-normal 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, according to NOAA’s annual mid-season update recently issued by the Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. […]

ASSP Provides Resources for Fall Protection Stand-Down Week

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) is offering safety professionals online fall protection safety resources in conjunction with the eighth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, May 3–7.

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Vast Majority of Facility Managers Worry About Operational Cybersecurity, Finds Survey

Improving cybersecurity for operational technology (OT) systems ranks as one of the top priorities for surveyed facility managers over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new report released by Honeywell. The tech company says this is likely because more than 7 in 10 (71%) of surveyed facility managers consider OT cybersecurity a concern […]

Webinar Watch: Facilities Management in Economic Uncertainty

As inflation continues to rise, supply chain issues persist, and the economy is slowing into what could become a recession, Facilities Management Advisor’s free webinar will help facilities managers and directors prepare themselves for what lies ahead. Tuesday, August 23 Webinar | Facilities Management in Economic Uncertainty Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET Sponsored by TMA […]

Hazardous Chemical Compliance in Storage and Distribution Facilities

Based on inspections over the last several years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found many chemical storage and distribution facilities “are not developing safety precautions; instituting maintenance, monitoring, and employee training measures; and preparing risk management plans to remain in compliance with Clean Air Act (CAA) and Emergency Planning and Community Right to […]

Marijuana Safety Concerns Voiced by Occupational and Environmental Medical Group

An occupational and environmental medical group urged members of Congress to keep workplace safety implications in mind when considering marijuana legalization. Congress should proceed cautiously and make public and worker safety its primary concern before legalizing marijuana, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) said in a statement. Several states already have enacted […]

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COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines by Business Type

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about mass closure of businesses and stay-home orders across the entire U.S., which has led to huge losses and hardships for business owners. However, that time is coming to an end, as businesses now have been allowed to reopen to some extent while following proper reopening guidelines. Generally, everything won’t come […]

Public-Private Partnership Works Toward Greener Heating Tech

The Biden administration’s U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has confirmed the first six industry partners to participate in the Cold Climate Heat Pump Technology Challenge. The challenge, which was announced in May at the White House, aims to reduce the carbon footprint of cold-climate heating solutions by improving the efficiency and affordability of new heat pumps in the field. Through […]

We’ve Updated the Legend for Our Interactive Map of COVID-19 Cases

The COVID-19 outbreak is at top of mind for facility managers nationwide. Keep up with the current number of cases in your state with our recently updated interactive map, updated twice a week by our sister publication, the EHS Daily Advisor—read on for how this map has evolved over the past year, plus additional resources […]

OSHA Relaxes COVID Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Workplaces

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is easing its COVID-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated workplaces, but the agency is still advising employers to take steps to protect any unvaccinated workers. On June 10, OSHA announced updated guidance along with new rules for frontline healthcare employers. The latest word from OSHA reflects new guidance from the Centers […]