Safety Articles

Facility managers are often charged with health and safety responsibilities, including fire safety and alarm systems, OSHA inspections, ergonomics, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, and much more.

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Tree Holes: Hazards Or Harmless?

The sign most people recognize in the change of a tree is the appearance of a hollow. However, even a large hollow does not necessarily signify a tree has become hazardous.... [...]

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New Product Flash: 3000 Series Door From DBCI

Part of a wider product line, this steel curtain rollup door has been tested to withstand moderate to high wind... [...]

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New NIOSH Report Recommends All Workplaces Be Tobacco Free | Includes E-Cigarettes In Suggested Smoking Ban

The latest recommendations also include removing exposures to e-cigarettes in the... [...]

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Focus On: Safety

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

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance: What Business Owners Don’t Know Can Definitely Hurt Them

State requirements for workers' compensation insurance vary widely; it is up to facility managers to keep on top of these requirements to minimize risk for employers.... [...]

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Facility Executive | March/April 2015 Issue

Energy codes are being examined in various parts of the country, and energy reporting is being considered as a benchmarking target. Read more about these topics in the latest issue of Facility Executive... [...]

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Professional Development: Protecting Historic Structures

What can be done to prevent or mitigate the destruction of culturally significant facilities from fire... [...]

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Services & Maintenance: Emergency Notifications

Recent research from NIST examines what to say, and how to say... [...]

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What You Need To Know About Changes To NFPA 70E

Originally developed at OSHA's request, NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc... [...]

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After World Water Day, Check Out Summit For Facility Executives

The challenges around water for facility management professionals are not going away. Learn how you can set the course for your... [...]