Category: Maintenance and Operations

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U.S. Green Building Council Releases 2018 International Green Construction Code

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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Flushmate Issues Massive Recall Over Exploding Toilets

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 […]

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Proving General Duty Clause Violations is Easier Said Than Done

The General Duty Clause (Clause) of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act has been in effect since the Act’s passage in 1970 and should be an important consideration in employer worker safety and hazard reduction plans. Although most employers that are familiar with the federal and state worker-protection standards to implement the OSH Act […]

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Act Now to Prevent Winter Damage to Your Roof

A roof is an easy thing to take for granted, at least while it’s functioning as intended. However, winter, especially in the northern climes, too often reminds us of the importance of roof maintenance. Rather than waiting for the signs of serious roof damage to appear, your best bet is to be proactive and address […]

Does Your Facility Comply with LOTO and Machine Guarding Practices?

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 […]

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Port Facilities Emerging as Ransomware Targets

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 […]