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With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.


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With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.

Safety

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


Dire Hurricane Season Forecast Could Mean Costly Losses

With experts forecasting up to nine Atlantic hurricanes this year, companies with wind and flood exposures are advised to consult experts who can help them strengthen their catastrophe insurance programs.

$10.5M Available For Workplace Safety Training

OSHA has just announced a $10.5M funding opportunity for Susan Harwood Training grants to support workplace safety and health training.

Friday Funny: Would You Clean A Porta-Potty For Free WiFi?

In exchange for free WiFi, would you clean a porta-potty? Hug a stray cat? Give a snail a makeover? You might not believe the number of people who unwittingly agreed to do all that, and more.

Seven Tips For Keeping Workers Safe From Heat-Related Illnesses

Summer often brings extreme heat: Here's how to keep outdoor workers safe, courtesy of Western Specialty Contractors.

Infographic: A Guide to Safety Gear

A look at the American National Standard for High-Visibility Safety Apparel, what it consists of, and why it is so important.

World’s First Biophilic Office Project Studies Buildings, Nature

The research project will provide environmental and human data as evidence of biophilic design’s positive impact on the health and wellbeing of office occupants.

Are Reports That Trump Will Gut OSHA Rules Premature?

Don't expect a free ride on regulatory issues, veteran OSHA defense attorney Joseph P. Paranac, Jr. cautions in business publication blogpost.

Is Your School In Compliance With The Safe Drinking Water Act?

NSF International offers resources for school administrators and facility directors to ensure the plumbing products used in schools meet EPA lead-free requirements.

School Athletic Center Gets A Makeover

Since Portville Central School’s newly renovated athletic complex opened at the end of January, the New York school has seen increased use of its facilities by students and community members.

Friday Funny: It’s BOOM Time!

In preparation for the 4th of July, here is a list of five must-see Independence Day fireworks displays across the U.S, thanks to the American Pyrotechnics Association.

Mobile Employees Expect Protection When Off-Site

More than 80 percent of employers feel responsible for locating, sharing information with, and confirming safety of mobile employees during critical events, but find it challenging, finds a new report from Everbridge.

States Urged To Focus On Injury Prevention

In response to a new National Safety Council report, state public health leaders are being urged to increase their efforts to prevent injuries.

Inspecting, Maintaining Heat And Smoke Vents

Up to 60% of commercial low-slope roofs are due for re-roof or significant maintenance, according to a recent survey.

Workplace Violence Insurance Offered

XL Catlin has entered into an exclusive underwriting agreement with The McGowan Companies to provide workplace violence insurance to U.S. businesses.

OSHA Seeking Feedback On Voluntary Protection Programs

OSHA will hold a public meeting next month to solicit suggestions for strengthening its Voluntary Protection Programs.

Cleaning Products And Sustainability

ACI Sustainability Report highlights progress made by cleaning product companies to decrease the industry’s environmental footprint over the last two years.

NIBS Shares Recommendations With Trump Administration

The National Institute of Building Sciences highlighted its key concerns regarding making buildings better, safer, more economical places to live, work, play and learn.

Grenfell Tower Tragedy Proves Need For Fire Sprinklers In High-rises

The International Fire Sprinkler Association points out that automatic fire sprinkler systems are the single most effective fire protection measure available.

Don’t Forget IAQ In Cleaning Programs

Improving indoor air makes for a more healthy and safer environment, and can make facility management the key to improved operations as well.

Cleaning To Safeguard Health

Protect the well-being of facility staff and building occupants with green cleaning principles.

Who Is In The Facility?

Effective integration of access control and visitor management is one tool in tracking building occupants.

Chicago Skyline Turning Green For National Safety Month

Iconic buildings are partnering with the National Safety Council to raise awareness of preventable deaths.

Building Safety Month Week 3: Manage The Damage — Preparing For Natural Disasters

Proper planning can help prevent many “what ifs,” as well as help save lives and get your business back on track quicker following a natural disaster.

AwareManager, Vizsafe Form New Partnership

Alliance will provide connected solutions for stronger facility management, safety, and security.

Building Safety Month Week 2: Building Design Solutions For All Ages

As Baby Boomers prepare to retire—will the built environment be ready for them?

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List

For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top 50 Mosquito Cities.

Werner Offers Training During OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down

Fall protection and ladder safety trainings are planned at job sites across the U.S. to keep construction workers safe.

Building Safety Month Week 1: Mentoring The Next Generation Of Building Professionals

International Code Council kicks off the first week of Building Safety Month by working towards its goal of preserving the building industry's shrinking workforce. 

OSHA Seeks Training Institute Education Center Applications

Nonprofit organizations interested in providing instructor-led classes on occupational safety and health as part of the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers Program can apply.

IOSH Launches New Vision To Protect Workers

WORK 2022 — IOSH’s 2017-2022 strategy — supports experts' call for better data on occupational accidents and diseases.

ARMA Joins OSHA During National Safety Stand-Down

The week-long safety awareness campaign aims to prevent falls from ladders, scaffoldings, roofs and other high places.

The State Of Physical Access Control: Impact On The Enterprise

Download this free white paper from HID and learn about the latest systems, technologies, and trends in the access control industry.

New Smart Microphone Emergency-Readiness Features From FrontRow

With one touch of a button, Smart Microphone lets teachers send emergency alerts and supports automated communications between the teacher and the response team.

Sprinklers, Standpipes, And Pumps

Water-based fire protection is addressed with NFPA 25, a standard for inspections of system wear and tear.

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