Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. OSHA articles below.
Unintentional overdoses at work increased by 12 percent in 2018—the sixth consecutive annual increase and a reflection of the broader opioid crisis facing the nation.
The National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets industrial and manufacturing workplaces where employees are injured by unguarded or improperly guarded machinery and equipment.
The legislation protects healthcare workers by requiring employers to implement comprehensive, worker-driven workplace violence prevention plans.
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 new Autodesk and AGC grant program will help address the construction industry’s need for better-fitting personal protective equipment (PPE) for women working at heights.
For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements topped the list of OSHA’s most cited violations on the job.
Throughout this week-long event, OSHA encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to improving safety.
This manufacturer of custom-fabricated, thermoplastic single-ply roofing systems was awarded Star Site status from the Occupational Safety & Health Organization's Voluntary Protection Program.
#MySafeSummerJob educates young workers about safety rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions, and how to protect themselves on the job.
Nonprofit organizations including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, and colleges and universities can apply for OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grants.
In early May, OSHA will join with occupational safety organizations for the week-long event that focuses on preventing falls in construction, the industry’s leading cause of fatalities.
The rule eliminates the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit worker injury and illness information from two specific forms to OSHA each year.
More than a third of employed Americans are not confident they know what to do if an active shooter enters a building they are in, according to a new poll.
A collection of compliance assistance resources from OSHA aim to reduce the number of fall-related injuries and fatalities in the construction industry.
Inspired by all the things that can go wrong in your facility during this festive time of year, facility manager Charles Carpenter pens a “Winter Wonderland” song parody.
OSHA released its list of the year's most frequently cited workplace safety violations at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo.
The workplace safety and health training grants will help 74 nonprofit organizations educate workers and job creators.
Scheduled for October in Washington, DC, the meeting will solicit public input on whistleblower issues in the finance industry.
Ensure the safety of those who perform roof maintenance by satisfying OSHA requirements, and more.
The Susan Harwood Training Grants are available to nonprofit organizations and will fund workplace safety and health hazard training and education.
Over 200 organizations and businesses will partner with OSHA to promote the importance of workplace safety and health programs August 13-19.
As temperatures rise throughout California, Cal/OSHA is reminding employers to protect outdoor workers from heat illness and encourage them to take cool-down breaks in the shade.
Milwaukee Tool has built upon its M12 Universal HAMMERVAC Dust Extractor and M18 Dedicated HAMMERVAC designs with an updated dust box.
The 3M Center for Hearing Conservation provides articles and details about the seven elements of a hearing loss prevention program and more.
This is the first ergonomic standard in the nation written specifically to protect hotel housekeepers from injury.
A safety walk-around can be an important part of identifying safety hazards in the workplace and communicating those dangers to employees.
The majority of the nearly 5,000 workplace fatalities each year occur as a result of a fall. Here are some questions to consider when allowing work to be performed on your facility’s roof.
OSHA has extended the date by which employers must electronically report injury and illness data through the Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.
These winter safety steps will help you maintain a safe work environment this season, regardless of the size or type of workplace you manage.
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.