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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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Question Of The Week: Bird Collisions And Buildings

Humane and environmental concerns notwithstanding, an increasing number of locales have passed legislation to address this... ...Read More...

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Buyers Demand Flame Retardant-Free Furniture | Producers Eliminate Flame Retardant Chemicals

Companies spending more than $520 million annually on furniture call on suppliers to offer safer products without flame retardant... ...Read More...

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Today’s Facility Manager | November/December 2014 Issue

The year draws to a close, and this issue of the magazine once again covers every aspect of the facility management profession along with special year end... ...Read More...

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Senior Living Case Study: Care In Construction

Multi-phase improvements at a senior living facility in Ottawa, IL call for a conscious focus on occupant... ...Read More...

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Winter Weather Maintenance: A Checklist

Facility managers in cold weather locales have prepared their buildings and grounds for the demands of the coming... ...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Complying With OSHA HazCom

Facilities Management Expert Kevin Folsom explains how and why the OSHA reporting requirements... ...Read More...

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Indoor Air Quality Trends: Sustaining Healthy Air

HVAC systems and room air currents significantly impact transmission of airborne... ...Read More...

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Code Council And SRCC Finalize Consolidation

Combining services and resources of ICC and SRCC should help building safety professionals, manufacturers, and... ...Read More...

In the new OSHA video, David Michaels explains the new reporting requirements effective Jan. 1, 2015, for employers under Federal OSHA’s jurisdiction.

BLS Reports Decline In Workplace Injuries And Illnesses

Dr. David Michaels says, "In 2013, approximately three million private sector workers in America experienced a serious injury or illness on the job. However, we are encouraged that these rates continue to... ...Read More...

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Update: OSHA Reminds Retailers To Take Black Friday Safety Precautions

Crowd management measures are critical during major sales events; U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA sends reminder to retail... ...Read More...