Ensuring Your Facility Meets OSHA Safety Requirements

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Aug 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the main federal agency “charged with the enforcement of safety and health legislation.” They assure safe and healthful working conditions by “setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”

It’s a part of the United States Department of Labor, and employers need to be sure that both their practices and their facilities meet or exceed OSHA standards.

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Topics: Outsourcing, Facility Management, Safety

What You Need to Know about Facility Mold Remediation

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Aug 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Mold. It can cause serious health problems and damage your facility, which is why quick and efficient mold remediation is so important.

In order to guard the health of your facility and those who occupy and/or work in it, here are the potential threats of and how to prevent and remediate mold growth.

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Topics: Facility Management, Safety

Why You Need to Have a Facility Emergency Response Plan

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Aug 4, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s unavoidable. Emergency situations will arise.

They’re time consuming, stressful, and they often seem to happen at the worst possible moments.

Even though you can’t control if and when they occur, you can control how you deal with them.

One of the best ways to ensure you’re ready when an emergency does happen is to have a facility emergency response plan in place and a team on call. Having this additional support only a phone call away can help you feel less stressed. What’s more, you’ll rest easy knowing that the situation will be handled quickly and appropriately.

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Topics: Facility Management, Safety

4 Tips to Make Sure Your Facility Meets the Life Safety Code

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jul 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Ensuring fire protection and life safety systems are functioning and properly maintained is one of the most important aspects of a facility manager’s job.

Even though modern systems are incredibly reliable, they still need to meet code compliance and performance standards.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Life Safety Code (LSC) is meant to help facilities specify “construction and operational conditions to minimize fire hazards and provide a safety system in case of fire.”

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Topics: Facility Management, Safety

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