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.
OSHA is investigating the need for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance facilities.
Snow accumulation and even heavy rains set the stage for potential roof collapse. Here are four actions to take that will minimize this threat to people and property.
Learn what your organization can do to be prepared for the evolving active shooter threat with a new eBook from Everbridge.
A two-year study by IBM and Ponemon shows a decline in cyber resilience in 2016: 66 percent aren’t confident in their ability to recover from cyberattacks.
Over 200 stainless bollards installed to secure New York City's Times Square, one of the most popular pedestrian areas on the planet.
The odds for survival are best for Boston residents. New Yorkers? Not so much. Plus a Halloween Bonus: Haunted houses for sale!
Innovative UPS design offers hours of runtime for critical network devices, providing internet access during outages and emergencies.
The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.
Loss of main power is always a top concern in extreme weather situations, and the non-profit Powered For Patients urges healthcare facility managers to safeguard their backup power supply systems.
Planet Risk is incorporating Schneider Electric’s weather service forecast information into its Advanced Intelligence Management System (AIMS).
Facility executives can work toward an effective balance for site security using these six steps.
In response to the damaging floods in the Bayou-Lafayette region of Louisiana and other natural disaster events in the U.S., the company has set up a relief fund.
Two-thirds of organizations name an active shooter as a top threat, but 79 percent are not fully prepared, more than 60 percent run no readiness drills.
Orlando event will bring together local businesses, schools, hospitals, houses of worship, community leaders, and law enforcement to discuss security preparedness, best practices.
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.