Although office and administrative work is largely considered low risk, that shouldn’t make safety at your facility any less of a priority. Office workers can still be exposed to preventable hazards that could cause an injury or illness. Injuries and illnesses at a facility can have many negative repercussions, including disrupting daily operations, reducing employee […]
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, business and/or facility owners have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace. While this is straightforward on its surface, what many facility managers may not realize is that maintaining a safe work environment at their (or their organization’s) facilities can extend beyond their front door and […]
What if an inexpensive, simple fix could improve productivity, control ergonomic hazards, enhance security, and reduce accidental injuries in your workplace? You would look into that immediately, right? Here’s some good news: Proper workplace illumination can accomplish all of those things, and chances are, much of what you need is probably already present in your […]
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.
Whether you’re building a new facility, or maintaining and/or renovating an existing structure, there’s always a fall risk involved. Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the workplace, particularly in construction, accounting for one-third of industry worker deaths, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). NIOSH and OSHA, along with […]
It’s spring again, and facility landscapes are starting to buzz with the sounds of landscaping crews cutting grass, laying down fresh mulch, and of course, trying to get ahead of the weeds. The herbicide Glyphosate, the active ingredient in over 750 products, including Roundup®, the world’s most popular herbicide, has been a central component in […]
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.
As a facilities management (FM) professional, you are probably not writing workplace violence prevention plans. However, you probably are looking at facility design, and facilities managers can be key in helping their buildings and tenants with hazard identification and engineering controls used to prevent violence.