Employee safety is a fundamental concern for facility managers across industries. While each industry has specific regulations, many protocols are applicable across the board and should be reviewed and observed regularly.
Safety regulations mitigate the risk of accidental and preventable injury to employees and facility assets, which can have a detrimental impact on families, the company, and industries.
National Safety Month, observed every June, is an ideal time to raise awareness about the importance of following safety regulations at your facility. Use this time to open a dialogue between facility managers and staff to discuss expectations and concerns, then map […]
Fever, chills, and massive headaches are the hallmark of one of the most dreaded viruses to hit the company breakroom. Influenza – commonly referred to as the seasonal flu – wreaks havoc on companies during the fall and winter months as coughing, sneezing, and runny noses spread germs from cubicle to cubicle, taking employees out one by one. According to the CDC, U.S. employees miss approximately 17 million workdays due to flu at an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity.
But companies do have a line of defense. Basic hygiene and proper infection control measures are […]
The impact of slips, trips, and falls can be devastating. These incidences account for most workplace accidents in the U.S. and cost companies millions of dollars every year. Slips, trips, and falls contribute to about 15% of all workers’ compensation expenses and cost employers approximately $40,000 per incident. Around 30% of people who suffer a slip and fall sustain moderate to severe injuries including bruises, head injuries, and hip fractures. But the good news is that most slips, trips, and falls are the result of human error and can be avoided with proper training and care.