Safety

Resources to help facility and property management professionals run more efficient buildings and facilities. The archive for Safety articles.


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.

Survey: Women Outdo Men in Workplace Hand Hygiene

Women outperform men when it comes to hand hygiene in the workplace: Almost half of men report seeing others exit their workplace restroom without washing up, according to the 2015 Healthy Hand Washing Survey.

LEED Updates Impact This Winter’s De-icers

As of January 2015, LEED has redefined the requirements for LEED-compliant de-icers.

Question Of The Week: Weekly Sprinkler Tests

Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.

Four Tips for Avoiding Communications Down Time

A recent survey by Fonality found that nearly half of businesses don't have the business communication tools employees need to stay productive when the office is closed.

New Report Addresses Cleaning to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Environmental cleaning to prevent healthcare-associated infections and future research needs in this area are the focus of a new report, “Environmental Cleaning for the Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections.”

Lenel Helps Protect 69th Annual Little League World Series

For the 17th year, Lenel is helping to protect players, coaches, officials and fans at the 2015 Little League World Series with its advanced security systems, including a new high-tech video management system.

OSHA Clarifies Whistleblower Dispute Process

OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints.

Graphic Products Releases Arc Flash PPE Guide

Graphic Products' Arc Flash PPE Quick Reference Guide summarizes elements of the NFPA 70E standard which helps reduce workers’ exposure to major electrical hazards .

Summer Safety Checklist: Avoid Counterfeit Electrical Products In Educational Facilities

Summer safety checklist for educational institutions helps electrical professionals maintain a safe environment by avoiding counterfeit electrical products. Guidelines include what to look for and what actions to take to protect the property, students and staff from the serious health and safety risks counterfeit electrical products pose during the school year.

Three Colleges On One Campus Choose Zurn For Water Projects

Prompted by federal lead-free laws that went into effect in January 2014, three separate colleges located on the shared, 150-acre Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, CO chose Zurn Industries, LLC to provide engineered water solutions.

Facility Retrofit: Eradicating Bird Mess

Managers at a restored lighthouse in MIchigan found success using sonics to prevent seagulls from landing on its decks.

Did You Miss The Best Practices for Building Fire Life Safety System Compliance Webinar?

This video recap discusses how to develop a comprehensive approach for managing your fire alarm, fire sprinkler, emergency communications, and other building systems.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Dangers Of Handling Fireworks

In preparation for July 4th celebrations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards.

Question Of The Week: Paper Towel Shortfall?

TD Garden in Boston is being sued for a restroom slip and fall. What preventive measures are in your maintenance plans?

Focus On: Safety

Several recent safety product releases are featured in this latest post.

New Product Flash: Roll-Over Protection Systems for Cushman Hauler Models

Previously available only by custom request, these systems can be specified for all Cushman Hauler, Hauler X, and Hauler PRO models.

Web Exclusive: Locks 101

Access control, in whatever its form, begins with locks. And this subject has its own nomenclature, which can be confusing.

Focus On: FM Software

This article features four products that cover facilities management software.

Focus On: Life Safety

This article features six products that aid in life safety.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chemical Spills In NC And WV Spur Legislation

The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 (S. 1961) would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require states to regulate chemical storage facilities.

AISC Names 2013 Safety Award Winners

To qualify for an AISC Safety Award, a plant or the reporting unit must report a minimum of 300 hours of work in each of the four quarters of a year.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Planning For Next Winter

The severe rigors of Winter 2013-14 will not soon be forgotten — recurring snow storms, stretches of harsh subzero temperatures, and a rock salt shortage.

FAQs On Window Film

Facility managers can glean energy efficiency and safety benefits from window film, if they choose the best type for their needs.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Advantage Service Plans from Schneider Electric

Tiered service plans aim to offer cost-effective maintenance and repair support for facility electrical distribution systems.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: S3 Series from Gamewell-FCI

This small, addressable system features a touch screen display designed to simplify operation for facility managers as well as emergency first responders.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Is In The Foundation

Housing a collection of fragile historical artifacts next to a busy railroad track calls for special protective measures. Vibrations must be kept to an absolute minimum.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Anticipating The Lead-Free Plumbing Products Law

The effective date is fast approaching for the new federal mandate for lead-free plumbing products. Decisions made now by facility managers about their plumbing systems can be impacted.

OSHA, NSC Renew Alliance To Address Injury, Illness And Fall Prevention Programs

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses.

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