Facility managers must ensure their buildings comply with OSHA standards. The St. Louis Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) will review key OSHA Updates on providing safe and healthful workplaces for employees.
Bill McDonald, CSP, Area Director of the OSHA St. Louis Area Office, will update facility managers on new OSHA regulations. Important topics will include home-based worksites and home offices. As telecommuting continues to increase, along with home offices, employers still are responsible for ensuring the safety and health of employees.
- Home-Based Worksite: The areas of an employee’s personal residence where the employee performs work of the employer.
- Home Office: Office work activities in a home-based worksite (e.g., filing, keyboarding, computer research, reading, writing). Such activities may include the use of office equipment (e.g., telephone, facsimile machine, computer, scanner, copy machine, desk, file cabinet).
McDonald has served with distinction as the Area Director of the St. Louis Area OSHA Office since 2001. Throughout his career with OSHA, Bill has been tasked to serve on various national and regional task forces and serve in numerous leadership positions Nationwide. Bill has also been recognized for his work in promoting private/public partnerships in the reduction of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities by the National Home Builders Association. Bill was privileged to serve in the US Air Force and has also earned the distinction of Certified Safety Professional (CSP).
IFMA St. Louis offers its members a learning and networking environment among its diverse membership and supplies its members with the tools to achieve their professional goals. Started in 1985, IFMA St. Louis has more than 250 members representing small and Fortune 500 companies throughout the region. Considered a leader among local chapters, IFMA St. Louis holds monthly programs to enhance members’ knowledge and provide networking opportunities. IFMA members also value their membership as a way to build their careers, seek counsel and advice from other facility management professionals, access a variety of resources and achieve professional certification. Represented in 134 chapters and 16 councils worldwide, IFMA members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than $526 billion in products and services. For more information, visit www.ifma.org.