The process of hiring a quality contractor can be complicated and tiring. Many contractors will claim they are the perfect candidates for a job or that their workmanship is superior to others offering the same service. When it comes to investing in your facility, you want to hire the most qualified contractor for the project.
Category: Maintenance and Operations
The Facilities Management Summit is a dynamic two-day event specifically targeted at facilities management professionals across all sectors. The summit is set up to facilitate focused discussions between you and vendors who will walk you through the latest technologies and innovative solutions to meet your facility’s maintenance and operational needs.
As facility managers whose properties include manufacturing plants, warehouses, and distribution centers, loading docks are the center of the action—the hub for receiving and unloading freight. Loading docks can be exterior or fully enclosed in a receiving bay, and they are typically located near a storage room or staging area. They can also be one […]
That the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cannot inspect every U.S. workplace is of little consolation when the agency arrives at your facility for an inspection. We take you inside an OSHA inspection and provide tips to help your organization and/or tenants prepare for a successful outcome.
Do you know the probability of violent crime at your facility? High? Low? What kinds of crime is your facility most vulnerable to? Is there any way you can evaluate your risk?
Our experts at Safety.BLR.com were recently asked, “What industries does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) consider as Special Industries?” Here is what they had to say.
An industrial hygienist has released a new method for analyzing programs to prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria, which cause Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever.
The EPA has launched its voluntary Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production New Owner Audit Program (O&G Audit Program), a descendent of the Agency’s various self-audit policies designed specifically for the upstream O&G sector. The new program offers incentives to new owners of O&G facilities who discover, disclose, and correct noncompliance with federal Clean […]
It’s been pretty damp lately in some parts of the country, given the dramatic amount of precipitation that fell in one form or another this past winter. For many parts of the country, spring is simply bringing more precipitation and the sun isn’t out enough to help deal with all the moisture. This leads to […]
In a March post, we examined the four categories of employers that OSHA will hold responsible for safety on a multiemployer facility. Today, we will take a more detailed view of the responsibilities of “controlling employers,” who carry a higher compliance burden than other employers at the worksite.