Safety Articles

Facility managers are often charged with health and safety responsibilities, including fire safety and alarm systems, OSHA inspections, ergonomics, emergency preparedness and disaster planning, and much more.

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Workforce Drug Test Positivity Rate Increases For The First Time in 10 Years

Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™ finds rates have surged in Colorado and Washington, but data suggests state legalization of recreational marijuana may not be sole driver of...Read More...

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Friday Funny: If I Can’t Touch The Door Knob, How Do I Get In The Building?

Contamination of just a single doorknob or table top results in the spread of viruses throughout office buildings, hotels, and health care facilities. Within two to four hours, the virus could be detected on 40% to 60% of workers and visitors in the facilities and among commonly touched...Read More...

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OSHA Announces Update To Workplace Fatality Reporting Rules

In addition to the new reporting requirements, OSHA has also updated the list of industries that, due to lower occupational injury and illness rates, are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep injury and illness...Read More...

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Top 10 Tips For A Greener, Cleaner Workplace

A cleaning expert provide tips to help businesses create healthier work...Read More...

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Rise Sit/Stand by Humanscale

This ergonomic tool retrofits existing desks to allow users to transition between sitting and standing positions throughout the day....Read More...

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) group is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust from substances such as older caulking in schools.

Guidance Offered To Schools For Handling Potential PCB-Containing Dust

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic...Read More...

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Recall Alert: Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump Units

The power cords on certain Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner/Heat Pump (“PTAC”) units from Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman, and York International can overheat, posing burn and fire...Read More...

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Labor Day Thoughts On Stress And The American Worker

A recent study found the negative effects of workplace stress vary by gender and, to a lesser extent,...Read More...

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Emergency Preparedness Planning Essentials

The following article relays 10 things that any emergency preparedness/business continuity plan should...Read More...

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National Institute of Building Sciences Celebrates 40 Years

Forty years ago, the United States Congress authorized the establishment of the National Institute of Building Sciences when President Gerald Ford signed the Housing and Community Development Act into law on August 22,...Read More...