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Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School
Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School
3/2/2015 4:29:48 PM
Last month, a school district in San Antonio sent home a letter to parents informing them of multiple cases of a bacterial infection at one of the district’s elementary schools.  Parents were encouraged to keep sick children at home and the school reportedly took extra precautions to clean and sanitize classrooms and the school building.   The infectious disease that spread …
ACAC Unveils Emergency Operations Certification
ACAC Unveils Emergency Operations Certification
3/2/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has announced two new professional certification programs in emergency operations management:  the Council-certified Emergency Operations Manager (CEOM) and the Council-certified Emergency Operations Professional (CEOP).   Individuals with experience in emergency operations are encouraged to apply for certification by …
Smoke, Fire & Water Damage in Properties Impacted by Structure Fires
Smoke, Fire & Water Damage in Properties Impacted by Structure Fires
3/2/2015 10:25:36 AM
Each year in the United States, fire departments respond to over 1 million fires of all types according to the U.S. Fire Administration.  In addition to causing injuries and tragic deaths in some circumstance, fires also result billions of dollars in property damage each year.   The damage and destruction caused by a building fire and efforts to extinguish it can be …
Carbon Monoxide Risks in Commercial & Residential Buildings across Puerto Rico
Carbon Monoxide Risks in Commercial & Residential Buildings across Puerto Rico
3/2/2015 10:12:25 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning.   Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. People and …
Facility Management Professionals Eager for Access to UVDI’s V-PAC™ Air Cleaning & Odor Removal System at NFMT 2015
Facility Management Professionals Eager for Access to UVDI’s V-PAC™ Air Cleaning & Odor Removal System at NFMT 2015
3/2/2015 9:33:16 AM
The National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference and Exposition begins next week.  From March 10th through the 12th, thousands of facility management professionals from across North America will be in attendance for the annual event that takes place in Baltimore, Maryland.    NFMT 2015 will include presentation from many of the brightest minds in …
Anniversary bonus for BASF Group employees
2/27/2015 1:47:03 PM
For the 150th anniversary, BASF Group employees around the world will receive a bonus of €100 million. Management is thus recognizing their efforts and contribution to the company’s success. “Employees are the basis for the long-term success of BASF – and have been for 150 years. On behalf of the Board of Executive Directors, I thank them all sincerely for their dedication and …
Majority of Support Staff Workers Have Overheard Confidential Conversations at Work, New CareerBuilder Survey Finds
2/27/2015 9:28:35 AM
You couldn’t do your job without them. They clean your workplace, transfer your calls, deliver your mail, keep your building secure and make sure everything in the office is running smoothly. They are your company’s support staff. And though you may not interact with them every day, a new CareerBuilder survey suggests they may know more about you than you think. Fifty-three …
Industry, Government Agencies & the Public Connect with CIHs through the ABIH® Website
Industry, Government Agencies & the Public Connect with CIHs through the ABIH® Website
2/24/2015 4:41:21 PM
The most sought after professionals who provide occupational health and safety services to people across the globe are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs).  Many industries, institutions and government agencies rely on their knowledge and skills to ensure that workers and the public are not exposed to potentially harmful substances and situations.    In addition to …
Texas Air Quality Experts Help Prevent Exposure to Hazardous Levels of Lead at Gun Ranges
Texas Air Quality Experts Help Prevent Exposure to Hazardous Levels of Lead at Gun Ranges
2/24/2015 4:29:50 PM
Texas is home to a multitude of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges.  Across the entire country, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates there are approximately 9,000 non-military outdoor firing ranges and between 16,000 and 18,000 indoor ranges.  The U.S. military alone operates more than 3,000 indoor firing ranges.   Gun enthusiasts, law …
Atlas Speech Coaching expands Accent Reduction Services Nationwide
Atlas Speech Coaching expands Accent Reduction Services Nationwide
2/24/2015 1:44:38 PM
Do I need an Accent Reduction Speech Coach? is a question every non-native English speaker needs to evaluate and answer before hiring an accent modification specialist. If you are wondering if personal accent reduction and pronunciation training is right for you, start by asking yourself: Do colleagues ask me to repeat myself countless times throughout the day? Do …
Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico
Trichloroethylene Still a Contamination Concern across Puerto Rico
2/23/2015 9:29:44 AM
Just last June, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) released their Final Risk Assessment on Trichloroethylene (TCE) to address potential human health risks associated with exposure to this volatile organic compound (VOC).  TCE has been used in Puerto Rico in the past and is now a concern at some of Puerto Rico’s Superfund sites, hazardous waste locations and other …
Tips for Preventing Ice Dams and Property Damage Offered by Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters
Tips for Preventing Ice Dams and Property Damage Offered by Nation’s Leading Public Adjusters
2/23/2015 8:01:05 AM
Many parts of the country have experienced record snowfall amounts and extreme cold temperatures this winter.  It is during this time of year that freezing temperatures can allow a ridge of ice to form on the edge of a roof.  This is known as an ice dam and when they occur they can allow water to back up behind it and leak into a home or building.  The end result is water …
Managing Mold & Moisture in the Work Environment
2/20/2015 11:08:30 AM
Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace for all of their employees. One area of concern for those who work in buildings that have high humidity levels or that have suffered water damage is the potential presence of mold. With moisture, mold can begin to grow on many building materials, furnishings and contents in less than 48 hours.   People that are exposed …
Number of Senior Workers Delaying Retirement Reaches New Post-Recession Low
2/20/2015 8:21:07 AM
The improving economy is bolstering dreams of retirement for many Americans. According to CareerBuilder’s annual retirement survey, the number of workers age 60 or older currently delaying retirement reached a post-recession low of 53 percent. This number is down from 58 percent last year and 66 percent in 2010. The nationwide survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of …
Time-Saving Tips for Busy Women in Business
2/19/2015 9:14:08 PM
VICTORIA, Australia February 2015 – Working women in business face a myriad of differences in professional environments to men, including numerous sets of additional challenges. According to a report by the National Association of Women Business Owners and Web.com Group, Inc., 600 respondents listed the most important challenges to female entrepreneurs in 2014: 90 per …
Six Top Performers Promotes at Lucas Group
2/19/2015 9:46:29 AM
Six Associates were recently promoted at Lucas Group, North America’s leading executive recruiting firm. The individuals represent several divisions and offices of the firm, which has 14 locations throughout the US.  “The Lucas Group culture highly encourages, promotes and supports individual achievement among our Associates,” said Andi Jennings, President and CEO of Lucas …
2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Announces Seminar Day Schedule
2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference Announces Seminar Day Schedule
2/19/2015 8:38:48 AM
In just under two months from today, a day full of exceptional seminars will be offered at the 2015 Northeast IAQ & Energy Conference. On April 15th, the first day of the two day conference, Seminar Day takes place and includes a comprehensive program presented by some of the most recognized names in the industry.   Seminar Day includes the following four …
“The Nehemiah Effect” – Amazon Best-Selling Book Free For One More Day (2-20-2015)
2/19/2015 6:00:00 AM
The rapid convergence of technological and knowledge growth is resulting in disruptive change unlike any in human history. So why go back 2,500 years for a business leadership and project management model? According to today’s experts, Nehemiah’s building the 4.5-mile wall around Jerusalem in 445 BC should have taken years with a huge labor force. But he accomplished it …
Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental Provides Tips on Managing Mold & Moisture Complaints at Work
Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental Provides Tips on Managing Mold & Moisture Complaints at Work
2/17/2015 10:25:43 AM
Providing a safe workplace for all employees is a major responsibility for all employers in both the public and private sectors. For workers in building that have high humidity levels or that have suffered water damage, one area of concern is the potential presence of elevated levels of mold.   Mold can begin to grow on many building materials and contents in less than 48 …
Available Resources & References to Prepare for the CIH® Exam
Available Resources & References to Prepare for the CIH® Exam
2/17/2015 8:17:02 AM
One of the most frequently asked questions from those who are considering pursuing the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) credential or preparing for the examination is what resources and references have Diplomats found useful in the past?  This information can be extremely beneficial before taking the 5 1/2 hour written exam which consists of 200 multiple choice questions …