OSHA has been considering for several years a request from the International Code Council (ICC) to accept that the International Fire Code (IFC) meets the federal building egress provisions. The ICC request was endorsed by GSA in March 2007, and has strong support from facility managers in DoD. The International Building Code (IBC) and IFC are now adopted by a majority of jurisdictions across the country, as the nation's ...more »
Monitor smoking breaks closely. We are only allowed two breaks per work day, some abuse this privilege. Also, a good meeting place for rumor. Suggest a survey/bulletin for precise estimate of smokers, but if only 20,000 fed employees smoke and take only 1 extra 15 min. smoke break per day (or longer than 15 mins.--do the math) that is approximately 1,200,000 man-hours wasted per year--at an average rate of only $25/hr.... ...more »
Use Pharmacists at VA Hospitals to help directly care for patients. Their professional expertise could facilitate care & make more eficient the pharmaceutical care of our patients
OSHA rarely issues any new regulations, stream line the process by implementing other concensus standards in whole such as ACGIH, AIHA, ANSI, ASTM, and NIOSH; in this way worker safety can move forward and not stay in the regs of the 70s and 80s
Install wind turbines in cages (so they don't hurt birds) and place on top of federal office buildings. The energy generated can provide hand dryers in bathrooms and eliminate paper towel usage in bathrooms.