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.

New Product Flash: STI-6200 From Safety Technology International

The battery operated alarm helps stop the theft and vandalism of fire... [...]

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running... [...]

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Excavator After Witnessing Safety Violations During Trenching Job

OSHA has cited A-1 Excavating Inc. of Bloomer, WI, for alleged willful violations of federal workplace safety standards, proposing nearly $700,000 in penalties for numerous life-threatening violations at a trenching operation in Weston,... [...]

New Product Flash: AEDs From Defibtech

These automated external defibrillators (AEDs) provide voice prompts appropriate for both lay and professional... [...]

New Product Flash: Ladder Lock from Mt. Everest Safety Products

The Ladder Lock is a patented, portable ladder safety device that meets OSHA standards for hands-free climbing and securing a ladder. It is designed to help prevent extension ladder slide-offs, blow-offs, and... [...]

Free Checklist Promotes Safe Use of Infrared Heaters

With many areas of the country still experiencing a winter chill, infrared heater manufacturers call on safety inspectors to pay close attention to the proper use and maintenance of their installed... [...]

Protect Against Environmental Liability with Proper Insurance Options

Many owners undertaking construction projects have begun to educate themselves about the impact of environmental issues as well as the associated... [...]

Web Exclusive: Maintaining Hazcom Compliance

Many facility managers are turning to solutions with a low environmental impact to achieve HazCom Standard compliance including the electronic management of... [...]

Federal Agency Expands Emergency Notification

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is extending its use of an alert service across its main campus in Bethesda, MD and to NIH facilities in the Washington metropolitan area and around the country.... [...]

New Product Flash: SpanGuard Safety Barrier From Rite-Hite Corporation

This visual barrier separates and defines large work areas, long walkways, interior loading docks, or protect openings in the... [...]