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


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

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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.


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.

OSHA Targets Reduction Of Injuries, Illnesses At Hazardous Workplaces

The agency has issued a 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and illnesses at high-hazard workplaces.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Maintaining Hazcom Compliance

Many facility managers are turning to solutions with a low environmental impact to achieve HazCom Standard compliance including the electronic management of MSDSs.

OSHA Extends Comment Period On Proposed Workplace Injuries And Illnesses Reporting

OSHA extends comment period on proposed rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.

Roofing Trends: Limiting Overhead Risk

Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: GHS Hazard Communication Training from Grainger

This online training course helps companies train their employees to meet OSHA’s December 1 training requirement deadline regarding the Globally Harmonized System standard.

Government Shutdown 2013: The Fate Of OSHA Operations

What lies ahead for OSHA? It's difficult to predict what the next few hours/days/weeks will hold for the agency.

Fatal Occupational Injuries Decrease In 2012

Last year, 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011.

Wal-Mart Signs Corporate-Wide Settlement With US Labor Department

Agreement resolves OSHA citations at Rochester, NY, store following 2011 inspections.

OSHA Announces Recordkeeping Rule Changes

OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries and illnesses.

From The Archives: Niels Diffrient — A Balanced Approach To Design

Niels Diffrient died on June 8, 2013 at the age of 84. This Q&A from the Today's Facility Manager archives illustrates how one of the top human factors designers came from humble beginnings to sprout impressive roots. It has been retrieved in his honor. From the October 2002 issue.

FM Issue: Chemical Safety Changes

OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Standard revises how certain substances should be labeled. From the May 2013 issue.

FRIDAY FUNNY: “Reaping” The Benefits Of Workplace Safety

Here's small taste of the most unusual workplace safety training video ever produced...A Reaper's Guide to OHS. This four minute safety scene can be shown as an icebreaker for any workplace safety training session.

OSHA Offers Training To Federal Agencies On Worker Safety And Health

OSHA developed this training event to ensure that federal workplaces have safety programs and standards consistent with those in the private sector.

Five Activities To Engage Employees During National Safety Month

By recognizing National Safety Month through events such as “Safety Awareness Day” or “Workplace Safety Week,” organizations can have a substantial impact on reducing workplace injuries and promoting a culture of safety.

LIUNA Prods Congress To Pass OSHA Reforms, Support PAWA

PAWA legislation would modernize the 42-year-old Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) in industries that have outpaced decades-old government regulation. The act clarifies an employer's duty to provide a safe working environment; improves OSHA reporting, inspection and enforcement efforts; extends OSHA protections to 8.5 million American workers not currently covered; protects workers who blow the whistle on unsafe conditions and increases penalties for those who break the law.

OSHA Issues Final Rule To Protect Workers Involved In Demolition And Underground Construction

This final rule applies the same crane rules to underground construction and demolition that are already being used by other construction sectors, and streamlines OSHA’s standards by eliminating the separate cranes and derricks standard currently used for underground and demolition work.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Earth Day Fables

Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.

OSHA, NSC Renew Alliance To Address Injury, Illness And Fall Prevention Programs

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will develop fact sheets on the benefits of employers establishing an injury and illness prevention program, hazard identification and control topics that should be included in worker training, fall prevention and best practices for reporting near misses.

Protecting Against The Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Every year, workers die from carbon monoxide poisoning, usually while using fuel-burning equipment and tools in buildings or semi-enclosed spaces without adequate ventilation. This can be especially true when employees use this type of equipment in indoor spaces that have been sealed tightly to block out cold temperatures and wind.

OSHA Guidance Document Helps Prevent Nail Gun Injuries

New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries. (Free download available.)

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