Whether you’re building a new facility for the ground up, or overhauling an existing property, it doesn’t hurt to consider incorporating sustainable strategies and materials into the project at the design phase. Too often, the trickier issue is seeking out appropriate guidance about how best to meet sustainability goals and while maintaining your facility, your […]
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While there is no way to accurately predict what the facilities management landscape will look like in the future, we can take a squint in the rear view mirror and get a sense of where we might be heading. Looking back can give you, as a facility manager, a good sense of where the industry […]
A spill or release of a chemical just occurred at your facility. What do you do? Does it need to be reported? What information needs to be reported, to whom, and how soon?
Flushmate, a developer and manufacturer of “Pressure-Assisted” flushing devices for toilets has issued a massive, voluntary recall for approximately 1.4 million of its Flushmate II 501-B systems. According to the recall notice, the affected 501-B units are at risk of bursting near the weld seam, which would release the internal pressure of the device. In […]
At the 2018 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo, Dr. David Michaels, the former head of OSHA and a professor of environmental and occupational health at the George Washington University School of Public Health, copresented a session with Colin Duncan, CEO of Soteris Group, in which the pair discussed the ongoing need for empirical […]
Workplace safety is an important goal in any industry, but promoting and achieving safety is more challenging in some industries than in others. What are the most dangerous jobs in the United States? Time recently published a list of “The Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America.” Not only are some of the jobs on […]
Does the safety program at your facility effectively protect workers when they are working with moving machine parts and hazardous energy? The machine guarding and lockout/tagout (LOTO) standards are consistently in the top 10 most cited OSHA standards—read on for a Q&A on the basics, as well as an opportunity to join our live webinar […]
As September drew to a close, two major international shipping ports, Barcelona and San Diego, both fell victim to ransomware infections. These follow a successful attack on the China Ocean Shipping Company terminal at the Port of Long Beach this past July. This cluster of attacks should serve as a warning to the industry as […]
Every so often there’s a facility-related story that is too strange to ignore. This week, there were two. Since it’s Friday, let’s have a weird news roundup.
Many employers have questions about what specific footwear would best fit their foot protection programs. Experts at Safety.BLR.com® recently stepped in to answer two questions on the subject—see what they had to say, plus download a free guide from Tingley to get your program on firm ground!