Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Emergency-Preparedness articles below.
As July 4th plans kick into high gear, OSHA is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers. Last year, two workers were killed and four injured in an explosion at an Alabama fireworks manufacturing facility.
Safety issues take a backseat to productivity and those in high-risk jobs are afraid to report safety issues, finds a recent National Safety Council survey.
OSHA will conduct a three-day training event in August to educate federal agency safety and health personnel on how to provide safe and healthful workplaces for federal employees.
Facility leaders work to maintain compliance as fire and life safety codes change to reflect new technologies or lessons learned.
This first-generation product brings real-time U.S. Geological Survey data together in a web mashup with information from the NWS and other sources.
PC-based simulator allows personnel to train on the operation of their switchgear in an office environment.
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.
This UL compliant battery charger ensures a reliable power supply in all types of demanding industrial applications, including oil and gas.
On-car remote amplifiers deliver seamless coverage in moving elevators.
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.
This universal alerting engine from Status Solutions integrates standalone alarm and communication systems in facilities for effective response.
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.
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.
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.
AlliedBarton Security Services shares 10 things your security team should be doing for you right now, but probably isn’t.
A facility executive wants to know, "What hazards do my facilities staff face when working outside in winter?"
"One ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is certainly the case where a building’s roof is concerned, especially when it comes to being prepared for the harsh winter conditions.
Winter storm Jonas dumped up to three feet of snow on the metro DC area, leaving American University's FM department to battle the blizzard.
In the United States, water damage accounts for a staggering $11 billion of insurance claims each year, and is a cause of trouble for insurance companies and facility managers alike.
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.
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.
If done poorly, workplace violence training can be intimidating, if not outright frightening. Done correctly, such training can be an empowering tool.
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.
This issue takes a comprehensive look at smart facility technologies, the Internet of Things, maintenance software, and energy management. Plus, mitigating disaster.
Virtually all buildings require a holistic solution, an approach that embraces components of different techniques.
From planning to recovery, having specific procedures in place for disasters helps protect facilities from immediate and long-term damage.
Do current building codes adequately reflect knowledge gained from experience with recent storms and are the codes changing fast enough?
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.
Not just for wireless convenience, a robust Distributed Antenna System (DAS) increases occupant safety and reduces liability.
Facility management executives can create resilient facilities by employing green strategies to combat extreme weather.
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.
Cintas offers five preparation tips to help your business “weather the storm” and bounce back in a timely manner.
Facility manager wants to know if his distribution center's weekly sprinkler tests are a one- or two-person job.
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.