One of the most important tools for preventing workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities at any facility is a hazard assessment. Situations are analyzed to determine the risks they pose, and then employers and facilities management professionals decide how best to control those risks. Unfortunately, one increasingly common hazard has thus far defied our ability to […]
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 95% of drug overdose deaths that occurred in 2016 were among the working age population, persons aged 15–64 years. With the problem so widespread, few facilities are immune—read on for the latest data, investigations, and research.
The fourth-season premiere of Better Call Saul landed last Monday evening, and it was every bit as entertaining and brilliant as fans have come to expect. But it also included a detailed, accurate, and dryly hilarious scene wherein a main character takes stock of a large corporation’s major safety and security failings.
Apple is one of the largest technology companies in the world, and its Apple Park campus has a sleek, modern design meant to reflect the organization’s cutting-edge products and innovative culture. However, the glass walls and doors are proving to be a bit of a safety issue for some employees. It is a reminder that […]
It was far too easy for a disgruntled content creator to walk onto YouTube’s property in San Bruno, California, last April and open fire on employees in a courtyard. The incident shone a bright light on existing security issues built into Silicon Valley’s open campus culture. Big tech companies have long desired to create a […]
If you live in Arizona, and you’re thinking about trying to pass off your pet as a service animal, you may want to think twice. As of August 3, 2018, it is now illegal to misrepresent your pet in order to have them accompany you into public places accessible only to service animals. While this […]
As facility and network security continue to harden, it seems that some cybercriminals are looking for low-tech ways to gain access to a company’s sensitive information. And while cyberattacks typically don’t involve facility managers, this head-scratcher reported by Brian Krebs might be one to keep on your radar.
Anyone who is even a casual watcher of do-it-yourself or home renovation on networks like HGTV are familiar with the preponderance of mold in older homes. It’s expected, to some degree, as the structures often featured in these shows have either been neglected or abandoned for years prior to the start of renovation. What you […]
The tragic explosion of fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate at the West, Texas, distribution facility in April 2013 has had a powerful impact on the direction of the EPA’s implementation of the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program (RMP, CAA Section 112(r)).
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is an internationally recognized, third-party green building certification system. The LEED certification program operates under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and focuses on recognizing eco-friendly design and construction decisions.