Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. OSHA articles below.
The two new alliances with the National Grain and Feed Association and the American Chemistry Council will focus on preventing exposure dangers associated with the grain handling and polyurethane industries.
Many organizations underestimate floor safety risks and are unaware of high-risk walk zones that exist within their buildings, according to a recent New Pig survey.
Three new products are designed to fill the demand for higher quality metal stair kit solutions to serve the commercial and architectural marketplaces.
On September 23, the U.S. Department of Labor will begin enforcing its reduction in the amount of silica that construction workers can be exposed to in a workday.
The revised online complaint form works to ensure a whistleblower can file a complaint with the appropriate federal agency for prompt action.
OSHA has just announced a $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support workplace safety and health training.
Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.
Don't expect a free ride on regulatory issues, veteran OSHA defense attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr. cautions in business publication blogpost.
American Heart Association survey finds many employees lack training to help during a health emergency — and at least half do not know where to find an AED in their facility.
An OSHA campaign aims to raise awareness and educate workers and their employers about the dangers of hot weather work.
XL Catlin has entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement with The McGowan Companies to provide workplace violence insurance to U.S. businesses.
OSHA will hold a public meeting next month to solicit suggestions for strengthening its Voluntary Protection Programs.
In this Q&A, Facility Executive spoke with the safety, health, and environmental manager at Schneider Electric about communication as a key to success for building safety.
Fall protection and ladder safety trainings are planned at job sites across the U.S. to keep construction workers safe.
Nonprofit organizations interested in providing instructor-led classes on occupational safety and health as part of the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program can apply.
The week-long safety awareness campaign aims to prevent falls from ladders, scaffoldings, roofs and other high places.
The new service delivers facility management professionals and other stakeholders in-depth OSHA compliance analyses and ratings.
More than 20 new online courses are aimed at helping organizations stay up to date with changing OSHA regulations and improve worker safety.
OSHA's new recommended practices are intended to help companies promote workplace anti-retaliation programs.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule to lower beryllium levels and increase workplace protections to reduce health risks.
Inspired by all the ways OSHA can determine if your facility is on the naughty or nice list, facility manager Charles Carpenter shares his take on the Christmas classic with “OSHA Claus Is Coming To Town.”
In new research the Campbell Institute examines the need for more equal distribution around environmental, social, and economic factors.
The final rule will clarify the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.
OSHA is investigating the need for a standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance facilities.
Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
The challenge was launched with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation.
In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.
OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.
OSHA has issued new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases.
Beginning October 2016, facilities using ammonia systems can expect more frequent EPA inspections due to the Agency's new National Enforcement Initiatives.
OSHA is seeking information on the safe access and egress of vessels, buildings, and other structures in shipyard employment; use of fall and falling object protection; and erection, use, and dismantling of scaffolding systems.
The plan is part of ongoing efforts between OSHA and Health Canada to reduce regulatory barriers between U.S. and Canadian systems responsible for chemical safety.
OSHA is accepting nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).