OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program To Prevent Falls
New OSHA initiative to reduce and prevent workplace falls — a leading cause of workplace fatalities — aligns enforcement, outreach efforts to protect workers.
How To Prevent Slips, Trips, And Falls
Knowing where accidents may happen is the first step to reduce these risks.
News From NFPA: Sprinkler System ITM And Owner Responsibilities
Under NFPA 25, building owners have specific responsibilities for the inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) of water-based fire protection systems.
5 Tips To Make Sure Your Roof Is Ready For Winter Weather
With the start of fall, annual roofing maintenance season begins: A reminder that maintenance is key to avoiding problems, reducing costs.
Get Roofs Ready For Winter
Farewell to summer, and hello to cool season commercial roof maintenance.
Are Our Buildings Still Up To Code?
The Miami building collapse is another devastating wake-up call for all industry stakeholders.
OSHA Issues Updated Guidance For Tree Care Industry Inspections
A new memorandum from OSHA highlights some of the hazards faced by workers engaged in tree care and tree removal operations.
Sprinkler Systems And Maintenance
Keeping up with regular inspections, testing and maintenance of sprinkler systems in buildings is vital to ensure proper operation.
Drones For Façade Inspections
The adoption of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones in building and façade inspections has significant time and cost benefits.
News From NFPA: Inspection And Testing Of Fire Doors In Facilities
Facility managers have a critical role in ensuring that fire doors are maintained in good working condition after these are installed in a building.
OSHA Inspections Target Workplaces With Highest Injury, Illness Rates
The Site-Specific Targeting (SST) Directive is OSHA’s primary targeting program for non-construction establishments with 20 or more employees.
OSHA Guides Employers On COVID-19 Inspection Standards
The COVID-19 guidance addresses the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory Protection, Recording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses, Personal Protective Equipment, and General Duty Clause.
Are Hospital Facility Managers Prepared For Virtual Surveys?
During a webinar presented by ARC Facilities, half of attendees indicated they are not prepared for virtual document review sessions by hospital accreditation surveyors including The Joint Commission.
Five Key Considerations For Remote Video Inspection Programs
New infographic from NFPA highlights Remote Video Inspection steps as authorities open buildings and tackle inspection, testing, and maintenance.
Socially-Distant Operation Of Critical Infrastructure
In California, a statewide order has allowed those working in critical infrastructure to continue and applies to the federal critical infrastructure sectors outlined by the federal Cyber Infrastructure Security Administration (CIFA).
OSHA Adopts Revised Enforcement Policies For Coronavirus
As states begin reopening their economies, OSHA has issued two revised enforcement policies to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees.
Illuminating The Importance Of Emergency And Exit Lights
Facility managers should understand the role of emergency and exit lighting and the importance of maintaining these units.
Spring Is Go-Time To Assess, Repair Roof Damage
The start of spring is a great time for facility managers to check for winter roof damage and prepare for spring showers.
How To Tackle Deferred Maintenance And Avoid Costly Downtime
Deferred maintenance can create expensive, time-consuming issues for your organization. If your team is struggling to get ahead of your backlog, use the resources in this article to start breaking the cycle today.
Containment of Hazardous Materials
Hazardous material containment systems require routine maintenance and inspection to ensure their integrity. Their regulation is primarily handled by the EPA which regulates two types of storage systems: Portable storage containers, such as portable tanks and 55-gallon drums; and fixed tank systems.