business safety

7 Steps to Construction Site Safety

An empty soda bottle rolling around a job site seems like a small problem but it’s a big liability when a worker trips over it and breaks an arm. Construction sites can be dangerous places for all kinds of reasons large and obvious as well as soda-bottle-small and seemingly unimportant. Ten of[...]

Smart Ways That Facility Managers Prepare for Unexpected Power Outages

Worn machinery, weather events, downed tree limbs, even wild animals contacting transformers can bring commerce to an abrupt halt when they interrupt the flow of electricity. As our vital electrical grid ages, power outages are also becoming increasingly frequent and unpredictable.  That means[...]

Fire Prevention Week Commemorates the Great Chicago Fire of 1871

Nobody knows if Mrs. O’Leary’s cow really kicked over the lantern but the Great Chicago Fire certainly ignited in the O’Leary barn. We may never know the true spark that ignited the city October 8, 1871, but whatever the source, that raging inferno stands out for its destructive power. The[...]

Is Your Business Up-to-date With Current Fire Code Changes? (Hint: Most Aren’t)

Experts estimate that 60 to 80 percent of all businesses never recover after experiencing a structural fire. Sadly, they fail for a lot of different but understandable reasons. Employees find new jobs. Customers locate services and products elsewhere. Critical records are lost. Suppliers move on.[...]

How Workforce Training Reduces Commercial Loss Frequency and Severity

Impressive statistics confirm the power of employee training. Three of every four employees value training so much they rank it as the most important part of company policy and would consider contributing their own money to it. Savvy companies are listening because those that offer training programs[...]