Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Inspections articles below.
Since 2000, service providers using the company's compliance reporting tools have inspected fire alarm, fire sprinkler, life safety, fire suppression, security, and HVAC systems.
The National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment.
In its mission to keep workplaces free of hazards, OSHA significantly increased the number of inspections and provided a record amount of compliance assistance during FY 2019.
A visual guide and checklist document from Western Specialty Contractors helps facility management to identify and track damage to components of parking structures.
Understanding the biggest threats extreme cold poses and taking measures to prepare against them can go a long way in mitigating costs and exposure.
When it comes to vertical transportation, prevent downtime and foster safety with regular inspections of elevator and escalator systems.
Gaining real-time visibility across locations can be accelerated by digitizing outdated manual workflows and deploying intelligent tools that connect granular data from the field.
Routine property inspections can provide valuable information to help facility management make more informed decisions when maintenance planning.
BuildingReports' announced its service members have reached the 5 million inspection report milestone, a growth rate of 150% from 2014.
Fall is the ideal time to prepare your facility for winter weather. Routine inspections of your building from roof to foundation now can prevent costly repairs in the future
A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.
There are a few common problems industrial generators encounter that factory managers, OEMs, and owners should be aware of in order to prevent downtime.
This third article in a three-part series describes crevice corrosion, which occurs at or near areas where metal parts are joined in buildings and on other assets.
Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.
These new EPDM granules provide a non-slip surface over silicone-coated roofs.
Facility management extends asset life with a two-step approach to preventive maintenance: inspection, followed by execution.
Asset management is bolstered by using innovative technologies such as drones to proactively inspect critical assets and ensure these are maintained effectively.
From virtual reality to drones and AI, developments in the broader technology space have increasing relevance and presence in facility management.
Facility manager wants to know if facilities are contracting out fire door inspections, doing them in house, or not even bothering to do them at all.
OSHA has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.
Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity.
Remote monitoring and automation capabilities ease maintenance. From the March 2013 issue of Today's Facility Manager.
In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis inspection programs, which include programmed inspections, to target high-risk hazards and industries.
How should a Los Angeles-based facility deal with space heaters when safety inspectors visit?
This new camera system allows for accessible and precise inspections of many types of lines, ducts, pipes, and chimneys.
Any plant that extracts or refines metals like iron, lead, nickel, or tin will face multiple OSHA inspections, writes LeClairRyan Attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr.
The award winners are South Carolina Senator Phil P. Leventis, New Mexico Senator Bernadette M. Sanchez, and New Jersey Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski.
The directive outlines the procedures for carrying out programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces.
The program establishes policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that are covered by OSHA's process safety management (PSM) standard.
This program will institute a policy that prompts recordkeeping inspections at employers’ establishments with low incidence rates in historically high rate industries. It will also incorporate inspections of a sample of construction firms.
In order to function properly, life safety systems must be carefully maintained.
Facility managers' are taking a greater stake in the construction and renovation processes by commissioning such projects. From the August 2003 issue.