Building Operations Weekly archive

Building Operations Weekly is published by email each week on Thursday. It contains a summary of the news and events published that week to the Building Operations digital signage network. Below, organized by date in descending order, is the content of each week’s email newsletter since January 2015. Calendar events are not archived.

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Top Stories   What Are You Doing for Safety? It Doesn’t Have To Hurt: Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries A musculoskeletal injury or MSI is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, blood vessels or bursae. They can occur suddenly (overexertion) or develop over a period of time (repetition). The presence of risk […]

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Top Stories   WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR SAFETY? KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF INSPECTIONS We are always shocked and disturbed when we hear about workplace disasters. These reactions primarily focus on the workers who are killed or injured and their families. But amidst this expression of humanity, questions begin to arise. How did this happen? […]

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Top Stories   WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR SAFETY? KNOW THE SIGNS OF HEAT STRESS As the outdoor temperature begins to rise with the onset of summer weather, the risk of heat stress also increases for outdoor workers. Sun exposure is the primary source of heat stress for outdoor workers contributing to health issues from […]

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Top Stories   WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR SAFETY? PROTECT YOURSELVES FROM THE SUN AND HARMFUL UV RADIATION Of the 1.5 million outdoor workers in Canada, about 900,000 are outside at least 6 hours a day. As an outdoor worker, you are often working outside when solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is strongest. Spending lunch and […]

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Top Stories   What Are We Doing for Safety? Avoiding a Near Miss–The One that Almost Happened An employee walks down the hall, stepping over an extension cord stretch across his path. He turns a corner and nearly collides with another worker. To avoid the collision, he steps to the side, spilling hot coffee onto […]

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