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Poor posture, incorrect computer monitor positioning, and prolonged seating can all cause damage to the body. Without the proper training, this routine behavior puts added stress that not only causes worker discomfort, but can cost a company thousands of dollars in worker compensation.


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Poor posture, incorrect computer monitor positioning, and prolonged seating can all cause damage to the body. Without the proper training, this routine behavior puts added stress that not only causes worker discomfort, but can cost a company thousands of dollars in worker compensation.

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Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. OSHA articles below.


Office Ergonomics: Finding The Right Fit

Poor posture, incorrect computer monitor positioning, and prolonged seating can all cause damage to the body. Without the proper training, this routine behavior puts added stress that not only causes worker discomfort, but can cost a company thousands of dollars in worker compensation.

FM Alert: OSHA’s New Work Injury Reporting Rule In Effect August 10

New reporting requirements will ‘nudge’ employers to prevent worker injuries and illnesses to demonstrate to investors, job seekers, customers, and the public that they operate safe and well-managed facilities

FM Alert: OSHA Offering $4.6M In Safety And Health Training Grants

A total of $4.6 million in funds from the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program will help high-risk, vulnerable workers identify, prevent workplace hazards.

Question of the Week: How Can I Protect Employees From Zika Virus?

Zika virus has the potential to spread anywhere that mosquitoes capable of spreading the virus are found, according to OSHA and NIOSH.

FM Alert: OSHA To Hold Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee Meeting

OSHA has scheduled a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) for April 25-26, 2016, in Washington, DC.

FM Alert: OSHA Updates Silica Exposure Rule

OSHA expects the updated rule to save more than 600 lives annually and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis – an incurable and progressive disease – each year.

Question Of The Week: Is This Worker’s Injury Recordable?

An employee was recently injured on the job. This facility manager wants to know whether or not he needs to record the incident.

FM Alert: Third Annual National Safety Stand-Down Announced

The weeklong initiative is a nationwide effort to remind and educate employers and workers in the construction industry of the serious dangers of falls – the cause of the highest number of industry deaths in the construction industry.

Question Of The Week: Winter Weather Hazards

A facility executive wants to know, "What hazards do my facilities staff face when working outside in winter?"

FM Alert: Workplace Violence Infographic

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.

FM Alert: Worker Endangerment Initiative Addresses Violations

Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will work with the Department of Labor and U.S. attorneys for broader look at environmental and workplace safety crimes.

FM Alert: Preventing Workplace Violence In Healthcare Settings

OSHA has unveiled a new webpage to provide employers and workers with strategies and tools for preventing workplace violence in healthcare settings.

OSHA Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health Seeks Nominations

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee.

OSHA’s Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2015

OSHA announced the preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for FY 2015 at the recent National Safety Council Congress & Expo.

4,679 Workers Died On The Job In 2014

The rate of fatal work injuries in 2014 was 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers, the same as the final rate for 2013, according to preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

OSHA Clarifies Whistleblower Dispute Process

OSHA directive explains new process to assist early resolution of whistleblower complaints.

OSHA To Clarify Record Keeping of Work-related Injuries

OSHA issues proposed rulemaking clarifying the ongoing obligation to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses.

OSHA Provides Guidance For Enforcing Revised Hazard Communication Standard

OSHA has issued instructions to compliance safety and health officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication standard.

OSHA Updates Inspection Procedures for Protecting Healthcare Workers from Tuberculosis

OSHA has updated instructions for conducting inspections and issuing citations related to worker exposures to tuberculosis in healthcare settings.

OSHA Reminds Employers To Protect Workers From Dangers Of Handling Fireworks

In preparation for July 4th celebrations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers in the fireworks and pyrotechnics industry to protect their workers from hazards.

OSHA Updates Guidance For Protecting Vulnerable Employees From Workplace Violence

To reduce the risk to employees in these sectors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an update to its Guidelines for Preventing Workplace Violence for Healthcare and Social Service Workers.

Ringling Bros. To Enhance Safety For Aerial Acts

Ringling Bros. to enhance safety for all aerial acts after settlement agreement.

OSHA, National Center For Transgender Equality Form Alliance

OSHA and the National Center for Transgender Equality form an alliance to protect the safety and health of transgender workers.

OSHA Eye And Face Protection Standards To Be Updated

OSHA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking updating a National Consensus Standard in its Eye and Face Protection Standards.

Tricks Of The Trade: Complying With OSHA HazCom

Facilities Management Expert Kevin Folsom explains how and why the OSHA reporting requirements changed.

BLS Reports Decline In Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

Dr. David Michaels says, "In 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness on the job. However, we are encouraged that these rates continue to decline."

Update: OSHA Reminds Retailers To Take Black Friday Safety Precautions

Crowd management measures are critical during major sales events; U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA sends reminder to retail associations.

New OSHA Reporting Requirements Begin January 1, 2015

At the start of 2015, employers will be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of finding about the incident.

OSHA Announces Update To Workplace Fatality Reporting Rules

In addition to the new reporting requirements, OSHA has also updated the list of industries that, due to lower occupational injury and illness rates, are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness records.

OSHA Heat Report: Acclimatization Necessary To Prevent Worker Deaths

CDC report on OSHA’s review of heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker deaths.

Finding Heat Stress Solutions

Personal protective equipment can be incorporated as preventive measures.

Friday Funny: Play The Safety Game

Assistant Secretary Michaels unveils OSHA's new interactive training web tool on identifying workplace hazards.

Increased Safety Urged In Advance Of July 4 Celebrations

OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations.

Water-Rest-Shade: Safe Summer Working Practices

U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities.

FM Issue: Message Received?

To optimize emergency communications, analyzing risks is only the beginning.

Workers Standing Down For Fall Safety

More than one million workers expected to “Stand-Down” for OSHA fall safety initiative.

New Approaches To Workplace Health And Safety

UL's New Science provides research and resources to help companies protect the health and safety of today's changing workforce dynamics.

Olivet Management Faces $2.3M In OSHA Fines

Company knowingly exposed workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site during renovation of former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center.

OSHA Announces National Stand-Down For Fall Prevention In Construction

The stand-down is part of OSHA’s ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with NIOSH.

OSHA To Focus On Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

OSHA is concerned about the alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower worksites. In 2013, 13 fatalities occurred in this industry, more than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of 2014.

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