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Safety | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

Facility Executive | May / June 2016 Issue

This issue looks at trends in workplace design. Plus, healthcare facilities, fire and life safety codes, predictive analytics, and financing options for HVAC projects.

FM Alert: OSHA Schedules NACOSH Meeting

OSHA will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), June 14-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Philips Lighting Recalls Metal Halide Lamps Due To Burn, Laceration Hazards

Philips Lighting has received two reports of lamps shattering. No injuries or property damage have been reported, but there is potential for burns and lacerations.

5 Ways Window Film Can Improve Your Facility

Window film as a building retrofit solution can be one of the quickest, simplest energy conservation measures available, as well as the most cost effective.

Material Handling Most Frequent Cause Of Workplace Injuries

Workers suffering sprains and strains average 57 days away from work, according to Travelers’ new Injury Impact Report.

Office Ergonomics: Finding The Right Fit

Poor posture, incorrect computer monitor positioning, and prolonged seating can all cause damage to the body. Without the proper training, this routine behavior puts added stress that not only causes worker discomfort, but can cost a company thousands of dollars in worker compensation.

FM Alert: OSHA’s New Work Injury Reporting Rule In Effect August 10

New reporting requirements will ‘nudge’ employers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, job seekers, customers, and the public that they operate safe and well-managed facilities

White House Event Stresses Resiliency In Building Codes/Standards

The White House is hosting a Conference on Resilient Building Codes today to highlight the critical role of building codes in furthering community resilience and the importance of incorporating resilience and the future impacts of climate change in the codes and standards development process.

FM Alert: OSHA Offering $4.6M In Safety And Health Training Grants

A total of $4.6 million in funds from the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program will help high-risk, vulnerable workers identify, prevent workplace hazards.

Four Types Of Concrete Damage And How To Address Them

The type of damage you see on your concrete is often a clue as to how it occurred in the first place. Proper diagnosing of the problem can help you determine how best to fix it, and how soon you need to address it.

Wireless Coverage Solution for Elevators by Zinwave

On-car remote amplifiers deliver seamless coverage in moving elevators.

Fire Rated Flood Door from PS DOORS

The PD-522FFR is a dual-protection fire rated flood door, specifically engineered for interior and exterior openings requiring watertight flood protection and a 90-minute fire rating.

Facility Management Critical To Infection Control

In a new report from JLL, Infection Control Rises to Top of C-Suite Agenda, a panel of facilities management infection control experts connect effective facility design, operations, and management to the ability to control and dramatically reduce healthcare-associated infections.

President Obama Proclaims May National Building Safety Month

Month-long celebration recognizes importance of dedicated professionals who keep buildings safe and maintain a resilient, energy-efficient infrastructure.

Question of the Week: How Can I Protect Employees From Zika Virus?

Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.

Infographic: The Healthcare Speech Privacy Crisis

This infographic from Cambridge Sound Management shows how patient speech privacy often gets compromised in healthcare spaces such as reception areas, nurses stations, patient rooms, and exam rooms.

Friday Funny: Eight Linemen, One Elevator

What happens when eight college offensive linemen cram into one elevator, testing the 2,500 pound weight limit?

Snap and Mega Eye Protection by Brass Knuckle®

Snap and Mega are anti-fog safety glasses for eye protection.

Building Safety Month Week One: “Building Solutions for All Ages”

More Baby Boomers are ready to retire—Is the built environment prepared?

Safety Zone™ Sheet by Armstrong

Safety Zone Sheet is a slip-retardant sheet that offers enhanced traction and easy cleaning.

Workplace Disasters: A False Sense Of Security?

A new CareerBuilder survey reveals that 1 in 5 workers would not know how to protect themselves if an emergency in their office posed a physical threat.

Staples Recalls Back In Motion Office Chairs Due To Fall Hazard

About 2,000 of the “Back in Motion” office chairs were sold at Staples stores nationwide and online at Staples.com and Quill.com from January 2014 through January 2016 for about $215.

New Pressure Sensor by Sensaphone®

The new Sensaphone® Pressure Sensor is ideal for measuring and detecting loss of boiler pressure in hot water systems at large facilities including hotels, schools, hospitals, universities, and housing communities.

DoublExit Launches High-Rise Harness Emergency Escape System

Designed for use in tall multistory buildings, the harness-based system acts as a life-saving means of escape during an emergency when existing exit routes are inaccessible or inoperative.

Enhanced Roll Up Doors From Rytec Corp.

The high speed Spiral RV roll up doors now feature tinted windows with durable LEXAN sheets.

Physical Security Planning

The planning, implementation, operation, and maintenance of physical security—whether for one facility or many—will benefit from facility executives taking the stance of a common sense approach to the task.

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List

As temperatures increase, so will the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika virus.

Werner is Official Ladder Of The NCAA® Basketball Championships

Werner has developed a brand new custom Podium Ladder designed with a wider platform and taller guardrail for the players to use during the net-cutting celebration.

FM Alert: OSHA To Hold Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Meeting

OSHA has scheduled a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) for April 25-26, 2016, in Washington, DC.

FM Alert: OSHA Updates Silica Exposure Rule

OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

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