As the winter freeze starts to give way to warmer temperatures, there are two reasons to look skyward: your facility’s roof and gutters. These features often take the brunt of the onslaught of snow, rain, ice, and wind, causing costly damages or even compromising the integrity of the structure. With a little preemptive TLC, you can minimize or delay potentially pricey replacements and repairs. Our team of experts at Mooring has compiled a quick checklist for keeping your roof in tip-top shape through this season and beyond.
Despite often being viewed as the government agency that employers love to hate, OSHA offers numerous innovative and helpful programs. Compliance with OSHA standards for workplace health and safety offers many benefits, from insurance and workers’ compensation cost reductions to employee satisfaction and retention. Simply put, practicing workplace safety as a matter of priority is a competitive advantage in virtually any industry. Keep reading for a brief refresher in OSHA basics, as well as new pandemic-related regulations.
When construction and renovation projects are on the agenda, many organizations do not have the option of closing their doors for an extended period. They must stay operational out of financial necessity or the critical nature of their business. Whether at an office, healthcare center, retail space, or any other workplace, keeping both the occupants and construction workers safe must always be a top priority.
When breaking ground on a new facility, a great deal of thought is given to the design and construction. Architects, engineers, and contractors collaborate to ensure every facet of the project will comply with building code and safety regulations to reduce risk, liability, expense, and the headaches of noncompliance. However, the same typically cannot be said for older buildings. The code-defined threshold for safe buildings has evolved. And while previous designs may be grandfathered in, many simply are not up to snuff by today’s standards. It is in these circumstances that the legal liability related to code and safety regulations becomes far more complex.