Posts Tagged ‘Blog-March-2013’

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Increase Productivity Using Preventive Measures

This web exclusive from Pervidi looks at why investing in a good computerized maintenance management system is not just an investment in standardization; it is an investment in safety and...Read More...

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Tips To Put Some “Spring” In The Workplace

Spring is here and that means warmer weather, blooming trees, bright flowers and…cleaning. While a good practice for offices, spring cleaning can also be a catalyst for...Read More...

Protecting Against The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind....Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Dealing With Workplace Psychological Injury Management

What are some of the major challenges standing in the way of effective workplace psychological injury...Read More...

Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto, Japan, 1988-91. (Photo by Tomio Ohashi.)

Toyo Ito Of Japan Is The 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

He has received numerous international awards, including in 2010, the 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu; and in 2006, The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal; and in 2002, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for the 8th Venice Biennale International Exhibition. Calling him a “creator of timeless buildings,” the Pritzker Jury cites Ito for “infusing his designs...Read More...

National Sustainability Rating System Certifies Four More Landscape Projects

Since June 2010, pilot projects have been testing the 2009 rating system created by dozens of the country’s leading sustainability experts, scientists, and design professionals. The diverse projects represent various types, sizes, and locations as well as budgets. Fifteen pilot projects have achieved certification to...Read More...

ASCE Report Card Gives America’s Infrastructure D+

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This year, there is little to celebrate once again, as the overall grade rises from D (in 2009) to D+ (in...Read More...

Nail Gun Safety – A Guide for Construction Contractors

OSHA Guidance Document Helps Prevent Nail Gun Injuries

New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries. (Free download...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Wellness Programs And Ventilation Performance

Ventilation rates have been studied in numerous ways, but has anyone used it in connection with absenteeism and wellness...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations…And Workplace Consequences

Apparently, folks have already started gearing up for St. Patrick's day, which means some employers are preparing for productivity slumps later in the day. These will begin with Friday afternoon liquid lunch lags and stretch into Monday hangover "sick day" call...Read More...