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Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.

FM Alert: Workplace Violence Infographic

FM Alert: Workplace Violence Infographic

Safety.BLR.com put together an infographic to illustrate who’s most at risk for workplace violence and provide suggestions for how to prevent incidents at your company.

Question Of The Week: How Can I Address Safety Concerns For Older Workers?

A facility executive whose organization employs a significant number of older workers wants to know what steps to take to address that population's specific safety concerns.

FM Alert: Impact Of Sit-Stand Equipment On Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the most common causes of job-related disabilities, influencing employee productivity and ultimately significantly impacting the economic well-being of a business.

Question of the Week: What Mistakes Are Made During Workplace Violence Training?

If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.

Preventing And Thawing Frozen Pipes

With temperatures dropping below freezing around the country, it’s important to be prepared for the cold weather’s effect on your water pipes.

FM Alert: Free Fire and Extinguisher Safety Training Course

A free training course on extinguishing fires in the workplace is being offered by UL Workplace Health & Safety as part of its comprehensive online eLearning library.

Facility Executive | November/December 2015 Issue

This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.

FM Alert: Worker Endangerment Initiative Addresses Violations

Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.

New Year’s Task: Building Envelope Check

With gingerbread house construction a tradition for many this time of year, it may also be time to ensure the integrity of facility exteriors.

15 Steps To Mitigate Disasters

From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.

Question Of The Week: Are Current Building Codes Adequate For Extreme Weather?

Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?

FM Alert: Preventing Workplace Violence In Healthcare Settings

OSHA has unveiled a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.

Question of the Week: What Are The Cleaning Benefits of Aqueous Ozone?

Studies indicate aqueous ozone cleaning systems can prove effective at eliminating colony-forming units (CFUs) of both E. coli and listeria from hard surfaces.

FM Alert: Is Your Facility Ready For Winter Weather?

This guide will help you prepare your facilities’ facades, roofs, plazas, and parking garages for the intense storm systems predicted for this winter.

Question of the Week: How Can I Prevent Bed Bugs In My Facility?

The last thing you want to worry about is a bed bug infestation in the office, but unfortunately, it is becoming more common. How can you prevent these pests from infesting your facility?

OSHA Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health Seeks Nominations

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.

Smart Buildings Survey: Safety, Security Outrank Going Green

Building operators prioritize the safety and security of their facilities over sustainability and productivity, according to a recent survey of nearly 500 buildings across seven major U.S. cities by Honeywell and KRC Research.

Friday Funny: 10 Worst Cities For A Zombie Apocalypse

How well will your organization survive a zombie apocalypse? It may all depend on where your facility is located. Office near a cemetery? Good luck – especially if you’re in Providence, RI.

Infographic: Disinfection To Prevent Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI)

An infographic highlights appropriate disinfection solutions for key spaces in healthcare facilities, to help prevent healthcare associated infection.

Glass Walkway Shatters On China’s Yuntai Mountain

A group of Chinese tourists were sent into a panic Tuesday after a pane on a new glass walkway on the side of a 3,540 foot high cliff shattered.

OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2015

OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2015 at the recent National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

Five Workplace Wellness Best Practices

Comprehensive report covers employee and organizational health factors, steps for implementing a workplace wellness program, and employer success stories.

Designing Lobbies For Good Security

A facility's lobby is one of the most critical areas to design properly from a security standpoint.

Tech And FM: In Case Of Emergency…

Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.

Question of the Week: What Happens During Mold Remediation?

Five steps you can expect a mold removal specialist to take when conducting mold remediation

Resilient Facilities: Strong And Sustainable

Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.

Did You Miss The “ACT FAST: Decision-Making in Emergency Situations” Webinar?

This webinar video addresses decision-making during an emergency using the Boyd Cycle or Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) Loop, which apply to any hazard in any environment.

Breaking News: 10 Dead, Shooter In Custody In Umpqua Community College Shooting

Reports from CNN indicate 10 people were killed and more than 20 have been injured in a shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon today.

Is Your Facility Prepared For A Natural Disaster?

Cintas offers five preparation tips to help your business “weather the storm” and bounce back in a timely manner.

4,679 Workers Died On The Job In 2014

The rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013, according to preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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