In episode IV of our series “As the Apartment Turns” we focus specifically on our maintenance teams. Our apartment maintenance professionals play a significant role in resident retention. Their skills and efficiency when dealing with common maintenance items can serve as a great memory impression on your residents. When the maintenance team handles a job [...]
Guest post by Mike Flowers- Safety Project Course Developer
Don’t become a statistic just because you chose the easy way out. OSHA is serious when they say “No one should have to be injured or killed for a paycheck”. When it comes to workplace safety they simply don’t play around.
Look around your apartment community and make [...]
There is really no doubt that OSHA is picking up the pace with its inspections and they are quick to point violations at any time. I keep regular tabs through a couple of blog sites and using Google alerts to keep me posted on current litigation. No business is immune and certainly property management companies [...]
Count on one hand how many times you have had to put out a fire. How many fingers did you get to? For most of us actually puttingout a fire is not a usual occurrence and I am not talking about campfires. To be OSHA compliant it is important to have training on fire prevention and protection. Fires can happen when you least expect it and complacency and lack of training can be extremely dangerous to you, your team and your company.
New Rule Establishes Requirements to Protect Children During Renovation, Repair and Painting Activities that Disturb Lead-Based Paint
On March 31, 2008, to better protect children from lead-based paint hazards, EPA issued a new rule for home improvement contractors and maintenance professionals who renovate or repair pre-1978 housing, child care facilities or schools. The rule requires that by April 2010 [...]
Ladders-Do not try and use the top step or rung on a ladder. Make sure the ladder is either securely tied off and/or has a firm footing on the ground.
Tools-Aged tools can be quite a hazard. Inspect your tools regularly to make sure they are the safest tool for performing a task. Whether they are [...]
Probably one of the most common human expressions we use is “I didn’t think it could happen to me”. Unforeseen occurrences can happen at any time. At work even the most minor of situations can turn into a serious injury. That is why it is OSHA required to have regular monthly apartment training safety talks [...]
Did you know that it only takes 10 micrograms of lead to harm a small child? Let’s put that into perspective. Using a penny as a comparison point. One penny weighs only 2.577 grams. That means that 250,000 children could be damaged by a single penny’s mass of lead if spread equally.
On April 22nd 2010, [...]