Last November, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that means it may cost more now to keep employees safe on the job. Under the new rule, companies will now have to pay for most personal protective equipment for their workers.
Green school programs are touted mainly for saving energy, but research at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) indicates that bettering a school’s indoor environment also increases health and comfort, which in turn promotes increased attendance, student attentiveness, and teaching effectiveness.
When it comes to assuring that a motor provides consistent service for the longest time possible, it’s important to pay attention to the bearing system. Bearing system failures are one of the most common mechanical breakdowns in the field.
Is assessing customer satisfaction an example of trying to catch chickens after they’ve flown the coop? It is when the identification of opportunities to improve customer satisfaction does not combine a traditional (reactive) assessment of customer satisfaction with a non-traditional (proactive) analysis and evaluation.
Combined U.S. factory shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps for May were down 14 percent compared with the same month a year ago. U.S. factory shipments of gas warm air furnaces in May dropped 23 percent compared with the same month a year ago.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an effort to help Americans save on their summer cooling bills with advice on how to properly program their thermostat. HVAC contractors can pass along these tips to customers to help them stay cool while keeping more cash in their pockets.
This article is a continuation of “Btu Buddy 62: An Overheated Boiler” from the May 19, 2008 issue. After Bob talks with Sid, the water treatment expert, Btu Buddy assists Bob in cleaning and filling the system.
During this presidential election year, politicians are debating how long American troops may be fighting wars overseas. Companies with employees on active military leave, though, need to be sure that they are complying with all the relevant legislation right now.
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) is preparing to seek a possible injunction in federal court against the city of Albuquerque, N.M., if its council and mayor continue to stick with the city’s new Energy Conservation Code and High Performance Building Ordinance, set to become effective July 1.
Providing the latest evidence of the ongoing downturn in the nation’s housing market, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported that housing starts declined 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 975,000 units in May. This was the lowest total starts number since March 1991.