Seven Easy Tips for Making Facilities More Sustainable

These seven tips can help your company not only become more sustainable, but help reduce operating costs and your facility’s overall environmental impact. Here are seven tips from Sustainability Dashboard Tools LLC to help building/cleaning professionals in virtually all types of facilities not only become more sustainable, but help reduce operating costs and a building’s overall environmental impact as well:
  Transfer to green-certified cleaning products. This is probably the easiest step in the process; products that have been green-certified have a reduced impact on the environment and are made from more sustainable ingredients.
  Select products based on their life-cycle assessment. Know the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of everything purchased, […]

Construction Contractors Encouraged to 
Develop Work Zone Safety Programs

There is a joke in the Midwest that there are three seasons: summer, winter and construction cone. Every year, across the country, workers are killed or injured in road construction work zones. In 2012, three Indiana construction workers were killed while in a work zone. So, the Indiana Department of Labor (IDOL) has launched a statewide safety initiative aimed at reducing workplace transportation-related deaths. In addition, the Indiana Department of Transportation is focusing on work zone safety with National Work Zone Awareness Week designated for April 15-19. “INDOT’s top priority is the safety of workers and the motoring public,” INDOT Commissioner Michael Cline said. “Our goal is to provide a […]

Infographic: Trends in Teen Driver Safety

In a new report, Miles to go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm reveal that fatalities related to teen driving are on the decline. This infographic reveals the report’s findings. “Since 2005, State Farm and CHOP have been working together to improve teen driver safety. While this report highlights the gains we are making, we still can do much more to reduce teen driver crash-related injuries and deaths,” said Chris Mullen, director of Technology Research, Strategic Resources at State Farm. “Promising strategies include programs that encourage parents to enforce GDL provisions limiting the number of friends their newly licensed teens […]

Teen Driving Fatalities Declined 47 Percent in Last 6 Years

The bad news is that car crashes remain the leading cause of death for American teenagers. The good news is that increased seat belt use, reduced distractions and improved safe driving skills have resulted in a 47 percent decline in teen driver-related fatalities over the past 6 years. Miles to Go: Focusing on Risks for Teen Driver Crashes, a new teen driver safety report from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm, reveals a safer landscape for teen drivers and their passengers. Key findings include: From 2008 to 2011, the number of teen passengers (ages 15 to 19 years) killed in crashes not wearing seat belts decreased 23 […]