Facility Maintenance

Good Facility Maintenance Helps Prevent Injuries and Losses

Ten areas of risk generate the most questions and concern from MCIT member’s facility managers. By taking a systematic and thoughtful approach to managing these risks, members can reduce potential risks to their employees and the public.

10 Safety and Health Items for Facility Managers:

  1. Safety inspections
  2. Fire prevention and life safety
  3. Slip and fall prevention
  4. Boilers and HVAC systems
  5. Electrical safety
  6. Roofs
  7. Chemicals in the workplace
  8. Asbestos
  9. Contractor/vendor considerations
  10. MCIT resources

MCIT loss control consultants are available to assist facility managers with the above concerns. A number of safety checklists are available for download from the Resource Library.

MCIT also provides members a packet of resources that address the 10 Safety and Health Items for Facility Managers. Members should contact their loss control consultant to request a packet.

Winter Preparedness for Facilities—NEW RESOURCE

As winter approaches certain steps should be undertaken to prepare for the coming cold, snow and ice. Winter Preparedness for Facilities includes resources and best practices to help plan for and prevent some of the most common and costly claims from occurring, typically related to:

  • winter weather-related slip, trip and fall accidents
  • freeze ups, such as leaking or burst pipes
  • roof issues

Download Winter Preparedness for Facilities

See also Step Wisely: Employee Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention Handbook

Step Wisely to Prevent Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents

Step Wisely logoThe MCIT-developed Step Wisely program provides eye-catching materials highlighting smart safety habits employees and the public should practice to help prevent slip, trip and fall accidents and resulting injuries. Many items include good facility management and housekeeping practices. Learn more about the program and download materials from the Step Wisely page.

Boiler Inspections Are Part of MCIT Coverage

MCIT’s property/casualty coverage includes access to on-site equipment loss prevention activities and inspections required by law on boilers and pressure vessels. Learn more about this no-cost service on the Services page.

Chemicals in the Workplace

Understanding the hazards and safety measures of chemicals used in the workplace is essential to helping prevent serious employee injuries. MCIT provides resources to assist members in meeting their safety obligations related to chemicals in the workplace.
• Video: Chemical Hazards: Pocket Guide
• Resource Library article: OSHA: Employee Right to Know and Safety Data Sheets
• Resource Library article: Emergency Eye Wash Stations

Managing Contracts

MCIT’s risk management consultants can help members review contracts from a risk management perspective. The Resource Library also contains a number of articles about managing risks in contracts.