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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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: 1850SJ Ultra Boom Lift by JLG

Reaching 19 stories high with a capacity of 1,000 pounds, this lift provides operators the ability to move more tools and materials to elevated work...Read More...

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Planning For Next Winter

The severe rigors of Winter 2013-14 will not soon be forgotten — recurring snow storms, stretches of harsh subzero temperatures, and a rock salt...Read More...

National Sever Weather Preparedness Week

Emergency Generator Tips For Business Protection From Power Outages

Diesel Technology Forum promotes emergency power awareness in conjunction with National Severe Weather Preparedness Week (March 2-8,...Read More...

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OSHA To Focus On Cell Tower Employees After Increase In Worksite Fatalities

OSHA is concerned about the alarming increase in preventable injuries and fatalities at communication tower worksites. In 2013, 13 fatalities occurred in this industry, more than in the previous two years combined. This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of...Read More...

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The HVAC Factor: Standard Maintenance

The recently updated ACR standard from NADCA advises facility managers, and their contractors, on best...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: StaySafer Program by NSF International

The program provides hospitality facility professionals with a means to evaluate and demonstrate the safety of its water systems and food service...Read More...

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OSHA Targets Reduction Of Injuries, Illnesses At Hazardous Workplaces

The agency has issued a 2014 inspection plan to reduce injuries and illnesses at high-hazard...Read More...

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2014 TFM Readers’ Choice Awards

TFM's 21st annual Readers' Choice Awards highlight preferred vendors and service providers in more than 40...Read More...

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Tricks Of The Trade: Fire Extinguisher Codes

Columnist Kevin Folsom helps get to the bottom of basic fire code requirements, if any, for buildings that are...Read More...

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WHITE PAPER: Hazards in Store – A Waste Handling Primer For Retailers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state governments have recently shone the spotlight on retailers’ role as hazardous waste generators, hitting these companies with tens of millions of dollars in fines based on violations of state and federal hazardous waste laws. This white paper from PRSM reviews the options for...Read More...