Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. OSHA articles below.
Crowd management measures are critical during major sales events; U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA sends reminder to retail associations.
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.
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.
CDC report on OSHA’s review of heat-related enforcement cases highlights need for acclimatization to prevent worker deaths.
Personal protective equipment can be incorporated as preventive measures.
Assistant Secretary Michaels unveils OSHA's new interactive training web tool on identifying workplace hazards.
OSHA urges increased safety awareness in fireworks industry in advance of July 4 celebrations.
U.S. Labor Department launches its annual summer campaign to prevent heat-related illnesses and fatalities.
To optimize emergency communications, analyzing risks is only the beginning.
More than one million workers expected to “Stand-Down” for OSHA fall safety initiative.
UL's New Science provides research and resources to help companies protect the health and safety of today's changing workforce dynamics.
Company knowingly exposed workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site during renovation of former Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center.
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 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.
The agency has issued a 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and illnesses at high-hazard workplaces.
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 rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses.
Trends in roofing continue to focus on safety and longevity.
This online training course helps companies train their employees to meet OSHA’s December 1 training requirement deadline regarding the Globally Harmonized System standard.
What lies ahead for OSHA? It's difficult to predict what the next few hours/days/weeks will hold for the agency.
Last year, 4,383 workers died from work-related injuries, down from a final count of 4,693 fatal work injuries in 2011.
Agreement resolves OSHA citations at Rochester, NY, store following 2011 inspections.
OSHA announces changes to recordkeeping rule for federal agencies to improve tracking of federal workplace injuries and illnesses.
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.
OSHA’s HazCom 2012 Standard revises how certain substances should be labeled. From the May 2013 issue.
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 developed this training event to ensure that federal workplaces have safety programs and standards consistent with those in the private sector.
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.
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.
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.
Johnny Appleseed Arrested? John Henry Jobless? Paul Bunyan Blacklisted? Read on for these modern retellings of classic American fables.
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.
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.
New guidance document helps construction employers and workers prevent nail gun injuries. (Free download available.)