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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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...

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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...

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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...