Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Safety articles below.
Employees mix industrial safety and rap music.
Falls from ladders are the highest cause of injury and death in industry and construction sites. Of those falls, most of them occur near the top of the ladder when a worker attempts to climb onto a roof surface or back onto the ladder.
Johnsonite has unveiled its new Resilient Flooring Channel on the Today’s Facility Manager website.
This recent introduction from Georgia-Pacific Professional provides sanitizer to building occupants.
Survey reveals that 70% of Americans feel safer from fire at home than in a commercial high rise building, and another 24% feel no difference in their safety.
So what do you do, facility managers? Can you train your staff to respond to situations like this so they react "professionally" rather than instinctively? Is it possible to stifle the natural inclination to laugh when you see something like this unfold in front of your eyes?
Today, occupational safety and health is a key component to a successful company’s business plan. The occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession continues to grow and was recently listed in the top half of a Top 50 Jobs in America list.
The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs.The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,
This program focuses on the electrical infrastructure of hospitals to improve safety, as well as operational efficiency.
The directive outlines the procedures for carrying out programmed inspections at some of the most hazardous federal workplaces.
OSHA is proposing to issue an interpretation of the term “feasible administrative or engineering controls” as used in the general industry and construction occupational noise exposure standards and to amend its current enforcement policy to reflect the interpretation. Comments are due 12/20/10.
BLS announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses among private industry employers declined in 2009 to a rate of 3.6 cases per 100 equivalent full time workers, down from a total case rate of 3.9 in 2008.
OSHA will hold an informal public hearing starting January 18, 2011, on the proposed rule revising the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standards to improve worker protection from slip, trip, and fall hazards.
According to the BLS, the number of reported nonfatal occupational injury and illness cases that required days away from work to recuperate decreased by 9% in 2009 for private industry, state, and local government. (Note, this number reflects a decrease in construction and overall employment.)
With the thousands spent on architecture to make a parking garage appealing, it becomes even more important to keep it clean and sanitary.
The 2010 editions of ASHRAE’s major refrigerants-related standards have been published as a package with 14 new refrigerant blends added.
[hamlet-nc-chicken-plant-fire-2_tn] On September 3, 1991 a fire in the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant in Hamlet, NC, claimed 25 lives and injured 54 employees. Locked emergency exits made it difficult for employees to exit the building during the fire.
ASSE passes along its condolences to the families of the 4,340 people who lost their lives last year due to on-the-job injuries, according to a report just released by the BLS.
The International Environmental Alliance (IEA) provides full service waste management, recycling, and diversion services for facilities of all types and sizes.
Last week, OSHA announced that BP Products North America Inc. will pay a full penalty of $50.6 million stemming from the 2005 refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured 170 others.
Daimer Industries Inc., a Woburn, MA- based supplier of cleaning products, has introduced Eco-Green® Adhesive & Ink Remover for Public Works operations. This industrial...