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.

U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA offers assistance for Hurricane Gustav cleanup and recovery

As Hurricane Ike swirls sporadically towards the Gulf for a second bash at the fragile coast, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be offering the full resources of the agency to assist in protecting the safety and health of working men and women responding in the wake of Hurricane Gustav along the Gulf... ...Read More...

U.S. Labor Department's OSHA offers assistance for Hurricane Gustav cleanup and recovery

As Hurricane Ike swirls sporadically towards the Gulf for a second bash at the fragile coast, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be offering the full resources of the agency to assist in protecting the safety and health of working men and women responding in the wake of Hurricane Gustav along the Gulf... ...Read More...

Services & Maintenance: Playing It Safe

A HAZCOM program is essential for facilities that house... ...Read More...

October Is Fire Prevention Month

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers' Association recognizes the month by offering seven tips on... ...Read More...

Three Organizations Unite on the Design of Fire Protection Systems

The purpose this position statement is to describe reasonable and prudent roles and responsibilities of licensed professional engineers and certified engineering technicians when designing fire protection... ...Read More...

White Paper On Arc Flash Protection

Experts at M.C. Dean, an electrical construction and engineering firm based in Virginia, have written the... ...Read More...

Census Shows Decrease in Fatal Occupational Injuries

The workplace fatality rate for 2007 declined to 3.7 fatalities per 100,000 workers—the lowest in recorded OSHA... ...Read More...

LEED Gold for Pollution Leaders?

Olympic athletes were prepared to don respirators and China was forced to seed clouds, idle factories and ban vehicles to temporarily lift a pollution fog that enveloped Beijing as recently as last month. Very interesting (albeit ironic) for USGBC to award their “gold medal” for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design to a country recognized as one of the planet’s top polluters.   Thus proving that the... ...Read More...

OSHA Proposes Clarification of Requirements for Personal Protective Equipment and Training

On August 19, 2008, OSHA published a proposed rule to clarify the individualized nature of the requirement to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and training for workers in general industry, maritime, and... ...Read More...

White Paper On Mass Notification Systems

Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc. has published a five-page paper on the... ...Read More...