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Third Stairway Rule Causes Controversy

- New building code guidelines, critics argue, will stop the construction of high-rise office buildings beyond 420 feet.

DHS Spending Criticized

- The GAO found that the role of the portfolio managers was never finalized and that the S&T directorate does not require documentation of how determinations are made about where research and development projects and funds are directed. In addition, it was discovered that the portfolio managers were not required to attend ethics training specific to their jobs

Levers Against Liability

- To reduce premises liability exposure, companies must take sufficient and consistent measures that can be defended in court.


- A controversial third stairwell is one of the new building code requirements for high rises issued after a three-year study done in the wake of 9-11.

Building Security

- Find out which retrofit option is best to protect your building from a number of chemical releases according to a joint government report.

It Does Not Pay to Delay

- According to statistics from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire breaks out in a building every 60 seconds in the United States. Automatic sprinklers can play a vital role in saving lives and preservation of property.

Down and Out in Record Time

- Being down and out may be bad, but getting down and out of a high-rise in an emergency is critical—and getting staff to practice can make the difference in a real disaster. • Sidebar:  "It Does Not Pay to Delay"

Finding Your Future

- How a "future search" can help companies set the right goals and realize them.

Tips on Reaching Consensus

- Building consensus by first recognizing, then addressing, disruptive behavior.

Facing Fear of Organizational Change

- Organizational change can be frightening; management can use these four processes to help staff adapt.

Washington - Consumer Reports

- It has become more difficult for employers in Washington state to access an applicant's credit report to make hiring or promotion decisions. Under a new law (formerly S.B. 5774), employers can only obtain credit reports if the information is substantially related to the person's current or potential job - or if it is required by another law.


- In a recent decision, the North Carolina Court of Appeals found a company guilty of malicious prosecution after it investigated an employee for wrongdoing, fired him, and then reported his alleged activities to the police despite the fact that the employee's innocence could have easily been ascertained, said the court.

Sexual Discrimination

- A woman can seek a sexual discrimination claim against her employer says a federal appeals court, even though the position she sought was not filled by a male employer, but eliminated.

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