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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Olivet Management Faces $2.3M In OSHA Fines

Company knowingly exposed workers to asbestos and lead at NY work site during renovation of former Harlem Valley Psychiatric...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: The Too Hot, Too Cold Debate Goes Global

Office temperature is often a bone of contention between staff, with some struggling to work from the heat, while others wrap up in sweaters and gloves to stave off a chill....Read More...

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OSHA Announces National Stand-Down For Fall Prevention In Construction

The stand-down is part of OSHA’s ongoing Fall Prevention Campaign, which was started in 2012 and was developed in partnership with...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Dangerous Traffic Flow Around Shopping Centers

What measures can facility professionals take to address reckless driving in parking lots, particularly when it applies to delivery...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Fish For Everyone!

Instead of being frightened by "Squawking pterosaurs, wooly mammoths, a massive undulating octopus, and life-sized animatronic dinosaurs—including a 15-foot-tall T. Rex," they had a close encounter of the aquatic kind when the restaurant's massive decorative fish tank sprung a leak, sending diners, employees, and tropical creatures into panic...Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Chemical Spills In NC And WV Spur Legislation

The Chemical Safety and Drinking Water Protection Act of 2014 (S. 1961) would amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require states to regulate chemical storage...Read More...

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FM Issue: Withstand The Weather

Protecting against the elements is a primary role for roofs, and maintenance is...Read More...

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AISC Names 2013 Safety Award Winners

To qualify for an AISC Safety Award, a plant or the reporting unit must report a minimum of 300 hours of work in each of the four quarters of a...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Making Peace With Bacteria

Science has discovered beneficial microbes that – like a microbial Pacman game ─ will eat many of the common soils in our...Read More...

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Renewable Energy: Solar Power And Life Safety

Facilities with photovoltaic installations can pose additional challenges to firefighting efforts, and planning is...Read More...