Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Safety articles below.
In response to complaints, OSHA inspectors will ensure that healthcare employers implement a hierarchy of controls and encourage vaccination and other work practices recommended by the CDC.
The thermally enhanced hatch is designed with a fully insulated cover and curb.
The company's line of ladder products include an Extension Ladder Stabilizer, a Step Ladder Stabilizer, and a Staging Stabilizer.
Larco's Blue Diamond Backlit Wall Switch is suitable for automatic indoor and outdoor entryway applications.
The Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers guidance on how businesses can protect their property from winter weather-related perils, such as roof collapse due to heavy snow loads.
At an Ontario hospital, decommissioned drinking fountains were converted into hand washing units as an infection control measure.
This service helps organizations identify their risk of damage from earthquake activity using an industry-accepted methodology.
In Houston, TX, the public will no longer be subjected to inflatable marketing devices. This comes after a recent incident on a shopping center rooftop, when an out-of-control blowup gorilla deflated and caused a fire.
Through its Traffic Safety Grant awards, All Traffic Solutions is providing radar speed display systems to two facilities.
A new publication from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) provides a broad understanding of earthquakes and how they affect buildings.
With winter weather creating more possibilities for slippery surfaces, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) offers tips on how to prevent slips, trips, and falls at work.
The Hazard Communication proposed rule seeks to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated and communicated to employers and employees. Modifying OSHA’s existing HCS could harmonize chemical hazard communications worldwide, help U.S. employers compete in the international marketplace, and increase work safety.
The previous version of ZOLL AED Plus Self-Test Software did not adequately detect defective batteries, which could lead to a failure to deliver defibrillation shocks during treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.
This recently introduced analysis service is based on Andrews’ proprietary Security Effectiveness and Efficiency (SEE) methodology.
The Agency conducted a limited field monitoring study of artificial-turf playing fields and playgrounds constructed with recycled tire material, or "tire crumb."
This equipment from Controlled Power guards against both high and low voltage conditions.
Walt Neilson, maintenance team leader at Mercy Hospital in Grayling, MI, discussed with TFM his department’s use of electric snow melting mats
OSHA issued a compliance directive on 11/20/09 to ensure uniform procedures when conducting inspections to identify and minimize or eliminate high to very high risk occupational exposures for healthcare workers to the 2009 H1N1 influenza A virus.
New report from the GAO confirms that Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA statistics do not reflect the real risk employees face from workplace hazards.
On November 6, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2868, the Chemical and Water Security Act of 2009 reauthorizing the DHS program to implement and enforce the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), which are currently set to expire in October 2010.
WorkSafe Victoria has come up with a gruesome campaign to get the point of workplace safety across: The Body-O-Matic vending machine designed to sell spare body parts.
The uncertain severity and timing of this year’s flu activity means that schools, businesses, and workplaces need to prepare for higher absenteeism rates, along with cases of presenteeism—when someone goes to work or school while sick—leading to productivity declines and the possibility of spreading illness to others.
In order to educate companies about the importance of risk management in preventing premises liability lawsuits, CAP Index offers the following tips to corporate security managers.
This service alerts facilities about potentially damaging weather events ahead of time.
The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30% over the same time period in 2008.
With many areas of the country beginning to experience a winter chill, infrared heater manufacturers call on safety inspectors to pay close attention to the proper use and maintenance of their installed equipment.
BHMA announces the publication of three revised American National Standards: ANSI/BHMA A156.3 -2008 for Exit Devices; ANSI/BHMA A 156.4 - 2008 for Door Controls – Closers; and ANSI/BHMA A156.16 - 2008 for Auxiliary Hardware.
OSHA is initiating a national emphasis program on recordkeeping to assess the accuracy of injury and illness data recorded by employers.
Wilkins, a Zurn Company, is the first manufacturer of backflow preventers to meet new lead content requirements in California, which will go into effect January 1, 2010.
This program from Ferraz Shawmut is designed to help plant managers and MROs get control of their plant assets.
In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.
This weeklong observance was established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire that occurred in 1871.
The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1, 2010.
As winter approaches, this mat from Cozy Products is designed to protect against slip-and-fall accidents and workman's compensation claims.