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OSHA Announces Rulemaking on Combustible Dust Hazards

Since 1980, more than 130 workers have been killed and more than 780 injured in combustible dust explosions.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Blastec From CINTEC America

This system is designed to reinforce a variety of masonry wall types in either solid or windowed panels.

This Week In Safety: NAOSH Week And OSHP Day (5/6/09)

Thousands of occupational safety, health, and environmental members of ASSE are joining with the OSHA Alliance Program partners, businesses, and organizations to promote workplace safety during NAOSH Week (this week) and Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day, May 6.

From Poor Richard: Open Letter to Big Media — Thanks for Nothing!

Pick your favorite crisis and decide which of these REALLY justified sounding the global panic alarm: Pending Ice Age? Killer Bees? Y2K Meltdown? SARS? EBOLA? AIDS? Ozone Layer? Global Warming? Avian Flu? CO2? Polar Bears?

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Heavyweight Scrub Brush System

This product line from Heavyweight Solutions eases the pressure on cleaning staff.

Swine Flu: Key Facts for Facility Professionals

On Sunday (4/26/09), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security declared a public health emergency in a bid to stop the spread of a swine flu virus. As of today (4/28/09), the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert level based on newly gathered data.

Services & Maintenance: At The Ready

Contributor Paul Flannigan discusses the components of fire system inspections.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: LadderUP Safety Post

This product from The Bilco Company is now available in safety yellow.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Workplace Safety…FAIL

These videos are purely for entertainment purposes; they are not meant to offend. Those of us at FacilityBlog take the issue of workplace safety very seriously.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: The Invasion Of The Bed Bugs

According to the EPA, bedbugs are no laughing matter; in fact, they're serious enough for the EPA to hold its first ever National Bed Bug Summit (April 14-15, 2009) in the DC metro area.

Association Keeps People Moving For 75 Years

The National Elevator Industry, Inc. was formed by elevator contractors to create standard guidelines that promote safe building transportation.

New Product Flash: TANCS Steam Vapor Systems

TANCS® steam vapor systems work by applying low moisture, high temperature steam vapor at low pressure and low volumes.

Americans Rank Building Security as #1 Feature

The results of this survey revealed 28% of Americans feel security is the most important feature, while 12% of respondents indicated that fire safety is the most important aspect of a building's design.

New Product Flash: Heronrib From Plastex Matting

These double duty, rolled PVC mats are designed to address safety and hygienic concerns.

ADA Trends: ADA Compliance In Difficult Times

Guest Contributor Katherine McGuinness offers this advice for facility professionals who may struggle when it comes to deciding which standard to use.

New Product Flash: STI-6200 From Safety Technology International

The battery operated alarm helps stop the theft and vandalism of fire extinguishers.

Employers Unnerved by Ruling Upholding the Legality of Guns in Workplace Parking Lots

A 2009 ruling by a federal appeals court meant managers in a growing number of states must accept what, for many, is a troubling reality—their employees have the legal right to keep guns in their cars at work, even with layoffs on the rise and economic tensions running high.

OSHA Cites Wisconsin Excavator After Witnessing Safety Violations During Trenching Job

OSHA has cited A-1 Excavating Inc. of Bloomer, WI, for alleged willful violations of federal workplace safety standards, proposing nearly $700,000 in penalties for numerous life-threatening violations at a trenching operation in Weston, WI.

New Product Flash: AEDs From Defibtech

These automated external defibrillators (AEDs) provide voice prompts appropriate for both lay and professional users.

New Product Flash: Ladder Lock from Mt. Everest Safety Products

The Ladder Lock is a patented, portable ladder safety device that meets OSHA standards for hands-free climbing and securing a ladder. It is designed to help prevent extension ladder slide-offs, blow-offs, and accidents.

Free Checklist Promotes Safe Use of Infrared Heaters

With many areas of the country still experiencing a winter chill, infrared heater manufacturers call on safety inspectors to pay close attention to the proper use and maintenance of their installed equipment.

Protect Against Environmental Liability with Proper Insurance Options

Many owners undertaking construction projects have begun to educate themselves about the impact of environmental issues as well as the associated liabilities.

Web Exclusive: Maintaining Hazcom Compliance

Many facility managers are turning to solutions with a low environmental impact to achieve HazCom Standard compliance including the electronic management of MSDSs.

Federal Agency Expands Emergency Notification

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is extending its use of an alert service across its main campus in Bethesda, MD and to NIH facilities in the Washington metropolitan area and around the country.

New Product Flash: SpanGuard Safety Barrier From Rite-Hite Corporation

This visual barrier separates and defines large work areas, long walkways, interior loading docks, or protect openings in the floor.

OSHA To Hold Informal Public Hearing On Crane And Derrick Standards In Construction

Participants who intend to present testimony must notify OSHA in writing by February 13, 2009.

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA revises its Voluntary Protection Programs

The VPP will now provide new options for construction contractors and other employers who may have employees at various locations.

U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA revises its Voluntary Protection Programs

The VPP will now provide new options for construction contractors and other employers who may have employees at various locations.

Tyson Foods Pleads Guilty to OSHA Violation That Led to Worker Death

Settlement resolves court case from October 2003, which involved a Tyson maintenance employee who was overcome with hydrogen sulfide gas while repairing a leak from a hydrolyzer and later died.

New OSHA Walkthrough Training Programs Available

The NSC is introducing two new versions of the OSHA Walkthrough for Industry training program.

Neglecting Workplace Safety During Business Downturs Could Be Costly

ASSE cautions employers against cutting back on workplace safety in time of economic difficulty.

OSHA Issues Final Rule On PPE

The final rule on Clarification of Employers' Duty to Provide Personal Protective Equipment and Train Each Employee was published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2008.

Preventing Roof Collapse In Winter Weather

The Institute for Business & Home Safety is offering information and engineering guidelines that can help prevent this threat to life safety and property.

Ohio Hospitals Taking Advantage Of Security Technology

Biometrics and wireless RF systems are helping Promedia Health Systems in its efforts to keep its patients and doctors safe.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association Surveys Members On Public Policy Issues

The biennial survey sought to identify topics that will affect that group and other occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals over the next two years.

SimplexGrinnell Earns Safety Act Certification

Certification of integrated fire and life safety services as anti-terrorism technologies provides liability protection to customers, helps protect citizens and assets.

Former OSHA, NOISH Leaders Debate Future of OSHA

Major changes in OSHA not anticipated with new administration, but small and medium sized businesses in particular are being urged to keep up safety policies despite challenging economic times.

A&E Firm Offers Advice On Keeping Walkways Ice Free

With winter weather upon us in many areas, facility managers face another season of snow removal and ice melting.

A&E Firm Offers Advice On Keeping Walkways Ice Free

With winter weather upon us in many areas, facility managers face another season of snow removal and ice melting.

Remembering An Elementary School Fire 50 Years Later

This Chicago fire prompted the enhancements of many fire-related building requirements.

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