Facility Management No. 11 In Salary Growth
MSN.com recently listed the top 20 jobs expected to have increased salary growth in 2010. According to data compiled by CBSalary.com and SalaryExpert.com, facility management ranked No. 11.
In 2010, facility managers can expect an average salary of $94,491, which is a 4.38 percent increase over last year's average salary of $89,262. The report describes a facility manager as the person who oversees "all things concerned with the operation, repair, maintenance, and construction of facilities, equipment, buildings, and grounds."
EPA LAUNCHES GREEN DISINFECTANT PROGRAM
In December 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched its voluntary pilot programs for disinfectants and sanitizers that will allow products to display the Design for the Environment (DfE) logo and use certain agency-approved factual statements regarding environmental preferability.
To receive DfE recognition, registrants will be subject to a two-tier review process starting with review by the DfE program that will start accepting applications immediately, followed by a review by the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), which will start accepting applications on May 3, 2010. In addition, OPP started accepting applications for the use of environmental preferable statements on product labels in January.
Distributors can expect to see approved products by summer 2010 at the earliest, according to Bill Balek, legislative affairs director for ISSA, Lincolnwood, Ill., who helped develop the program's parameters.
March 16-18, Baltimore
Conference sessions focus on sustainability, energy, assets, management, strategy, technology and security. For more information, visit www.nfmt.com.
March 21-23, Seattle
SMART & SUSTAINABLE CAMPUSES CONFERENCE
Produced in collaboration with NACUBO, University of Maryland, C2E2, SCUP, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and APPA. For more information, visit www.nacubo.org.
July 14-16, Boston
This convention will focus on issues that surround: Influence/Leadership/Communication; Disciplines/Accountability/Expectations; Sustainability; and Total Cost of Ownership. For more information, visit www.appa.org/training/APPA2010.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSEKEEPERS WEEK
IEHA has set aside one week per year for all to focus attention and recognition on the professional housekeepers working in facilities. For more information, visit www.ieha.org.
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