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OSHA: workplace safety & health align with sustainability

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GreenBiz magazine sat down with Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), and discussed how sustainablity is a movement providing “leadership, innovation and going beyond simple compliance” and that “worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program.”

Michaels noted in the Q&A that “Worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program… Worker engagement… Read More

Are you ready to redefine the modern workplace experience?

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Interested in learning more about the workplace of the future? Join us for an upcoming webcast on Friday, February 26 at 12:30pm EST. To register for this free webcast, please click here.

In today’s workplace, technology is more important than ever before – and as the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly evolves, this trend will only continue to accelerate.

For building owners, occupiers and everyone in-between, there are numerous benefits to leveraging smart building technology – ranging from bigger and better data streams to insights surrounding space utilization to personalized control over the built environment.… Read More

Employees, Go Home!

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Want to save money?  Send your employees home.

It’s cheaper.  And, they will be happier.

Deloitte Touche assumes an average seat cost of $12,000 per employee for traditional office space, while the cost is only $10,000 for a tele-working employee.

Gartner research notes that IBM slashed its annual real estate cost by $50 million through tele-working.  Sun Microsystems saves $68 million per year.

But, the… Read More

Engaged Employees Pay Out

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Energy & Sustainability Services

Why bother with programs that get employees more “engaged?” After all, isn’t just a lot babble?

Some interesting research indicates that it’s not babble at all.

  • Engaged employees at Molson Coors were five time less likely to have a safety incident, and seven times less likely to have a lost-time safety incident.
  • Engaged employees in the U.K. take
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Is Safety Sustainable?

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Energy and Sustainability Services

 

 

What does “safety” mean and is it part of the effort to make buildings more “sustainable”?

The traditional view of “green buildings” is that they have less negative impact on the environment, as measured by such things as greenhouse gas emissions, waste sent to landfills and water consumption.  However, there is growing interest in making buildings more… Read More