Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Safety articles below.
The latches can fail and the door cannot be unlocked from the inside, posing an entrapment risk. This failure could lead to the inability to vacate a location in an emergency.
The ICC has signed an historic agreement supporting GSO efforts to develop a unified Gulf Building Code for the region.
Colder weather is fast approaching, and with it comes ice and snow. Each year slips on ice account for over 30% of all slip work-injury claims.
Recommended practices promote workplace safety and health programs in construction; comments on changes in the agency’s standards are now due Jan. 4.
Keeping surface areas disinfected is an important part of preventing the spread of influenza and the common cold in the workplace.
OSHA has issued a final rule updating walking-working surfaces standards and establishing personal fall protection systems requirements.
Autumn is prime time for roof rats. Is your facility located in one of their favorite cities? Plus, a Presidential Election Bonus: How will Donald Trump decorate the White House?
The plastic lens on the Lithonia Lighting BLT series luminaires can detach and fall unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury from impact.
The challenge was launched with the dual goals of inspiring creative ideas and raising business awareness of the market for workplace safety innovation.
Patients' perceptions of a hospital's cleanliness can have a major impact on their overall care and hospital experience, according to a new study.
A new e-book shows companies how to implement and sustain a world-class ergonomics process.
Humantech's annual Find It – Fix it Challenge recognizes effective workplace solutions that increase productivity and reduce workplace injuries and illnesses.
The program evaluates commercial properties for building operations and management; life safety/security/risk management; training and education; energy; environment/sustainability; and tenant relations/community involvement.
Over 200 stainless bollards installed to secure New York City's Times Square, one of the most popular pedestrian areas on the planet.
The odds for survival are best for Boston residents. New Yorkers? Not so much. Plus a Halloween Bonus: Haunted houses for sale!
Beyond energy efficiency benefits, window film adds a level of safety for facilities as well.
In addition to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health meeting, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight members to serve on the 15-member ACCSH committee.
Nine Campbell Institute member organizations share their successes and challenges in implementing worker wellbeing programs.
Innovative UPS design offers hours of runtime for critical network devices, providing internet access during outages and emergencies.
The 2016 Beyond Green™ Awards recognize high-performing, resilient buildings and communities. There’s only two weeks left to submit your project!
A new curriculum addresses the shortage of occupational health and safety training for workers with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
OSHA seeks to amend its current respiratory protection standard to add two additional fit-testing protocols.
About two-thirds of Americans agree that appropriate restroom access should be available for transgender adults at work and in public, without requiring medical transition.
From cleanliness and accessibility to heavy wear, wayfinding, and promoting a healing environment, hospitals face a unique, stringent set of challenges. Flooring is no exception.
About 129,000 of the Winsley Mid-Back Chairs were sold at Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide and online at officedepot.com.
Just in time for a healthy dose of Halloween horror, here are this year's 13 best haunted houses and attractions across the U.S.
The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. With flooding one of the most damaging effects of a big storm, here are some timely tips from thyssenkrupp Elevator.
Barron Lighting Group’s test lab is now qualified to perform UL Certification testing.
Facility executives can work toward an effective balance for site security using these six steps.
UL1598C certification provides building owners and managers a safety standard when considering LED Retrofit.
OSHA has issued new guidance on settlement approval in whistleblower cases.
The Well Living Lab leverages and expands upon the principles of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL), which focuses on seven concepts relevant to indoor health—air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.
Part of Cintas' High Performance Series, the floor mat's active blades scrape off grime; capture three times more dirt and debris.
The Model C gas detector and the calibratable Model C+ identify fuel oil concentrations of less than 200 ppm or gas leaks of less than one cubic foot per year.