business safety

Business Owners Get Smarter About Pre-Storm Preparation

As summer turns to fall, the weather continues to make headlines. A very active hurricane season swirls unabated while ravaging thunderstorms and hailstorms spawn flooding rains and property damage. Extreme weather has become the norm instead of the exception throughout North America. Fortunately,[...]

Manufacturing Facilities Face Significant Hurdles Re-Opening During COVID-19

As companies modify operations in the COVID-19 era, manufacturers have been saddled with particularly difficult adjustments. Many of these businesses are essential – processing food, producing critical supplies, building equipment – so they must make changes while maintaining services and[...]

On-Site Service Providers Need To Safely Adapt To A COVID-19 World

Before COVID-19, onsite contractors at businesses and homes were common visitors welcomed with little thought about effects to employees and family. In our new normal, contractor visits raise thorny questions. Will incoming workers keep my people safe? Are these outside technicians healthy? Will I[...]

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[...]