Infographic: Preventing Heat Illness

During hot temperatures, employers must protect their workers from the dangers of heat stress and illness. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), thousands of workers get sick or even die from occupational heat exposure every year, despite it being entirely preventable. This infographic offers key recommendations for preventing heat illness. For full details, […]

Infographic: Workplace Noise Exposure

Do you work in noisy facilities or around loud equipment? All of the human senses must be protected from hazards and damage in the workplace, including hearing. Here’s what you need to know about workplace noise exposure. (Check out our “Back to Basics: Noise Exposure and Safety in the Workplace” article for more information.)  

Infographic: Why Do Building Codes Matter?

Facilities managers should understand the importance of meeting current building codes, both when constructing and when maintaining safe and sustainable facilities. This infographic offers key reasons why building codes matter, courtesy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To read more about building codes and how they are updated, be sure to check out “Back […]

Infographic: 6 Ways to Protect Your Facility from Arson

Part of a facility manager’s job is fire safety, which includes protecting life and property in a building from fire. In recognition of Arson Awareness Week, which is the first full week of May, here are 6 ways to protect your facility from arson. For more ways to protect your facility from fire, read Facilities […]

Infographic: 10 Stress-Busting Tips for Facilities Managers

Too much stress on a job can greatly impact a person’s mental and physical well-being. In recognition of National Stress Awareness Month in April, here are 10 tips to help facilities managers combat stress and stay healthy.  

Infographic: Top 10 Tips for Women in Facilities Management

More women are joining the FM industry, yet they still only make up about 20% of its workforce. In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, here are 10 tips to help women not only succeed, but thrive while bridging the gender gap. (For additional advice from women in FM, read “Faces of […]

Infographic: OSHA’s Workplace PPE Requirements

Safety and compliance are paramount for facilities management. Personal protective equipment (PPE) can play a major role in workplace safety, and in various industries, it has been required for years. This infographic covers what you need to know about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) workplace PPE requirements. For even more information, check out […]

Infographic: Workplace Fire Safety and Prevention

Fires present a real danger to businesses, especially in workplaces where fire hazards are part of the job. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere every 23 seconds. No matter the cause, fire safety is everyone’s responsibility in the workplace, says OSHA. Below is […]

Infographic: 10 Steps for Better Indoor Air Quality

The biggest indoor air concerns for decades were exposure to radon, mold, and tobacco smoke. The focus has now shifted to respiratory infections and wildfire smoke, and newer requirements stress the importance of ventilation and air filtration. Here are 10 steps to improve indoor air quality.

Infographic: Power Outages – Protecting Your Facility and Personnel

Hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires all have the potential to destroy or damage power lines and transformers, resulting in power outages. In addition to those natural disasters, power outages can be the result of electrical overloads and human causes. Facilities professionals should be prepared to deal with power outages by knowing what […]