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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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...

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FAQs On Window Film

Facility managers can glean energy efficiency and safety benefits from window film, if they choose the best type for their...Read More...

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Intelligibility And Mass Notification Systems

The ability of occupants to comprehend in-building mass notification messages is a crucial requirement for facility life safety...Read More...

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Use Of Building Codes On The Rise Across The Country

Using current codes demonstrates commitment to safety and savings; 32 states have updated to the 2012 I-Codes at the state or local...Read More...

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2013 Trends Recap

A look at the topics covered over the past year provides a peek into what will be top of mind in...Read More...

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Maintaining Hazcom Compliance

Many facility managers are turning to solutions with a low environmental impact to achieve HazCom Standard compliance including the electronic management of...Read More...

An imbalanced HVAC system led to mold growth in this facility. The mold became apparent on the ceiling around the ceiling supply air diffuser. (Photo: Michael P. Menz, CET.)

Services & Maintenance: Indoor Air Concerns

Addressing complaints and suspected problems calls for a targeted inspection....Read More...