Looking Back on 2014

As 2014 gently draws to a close, it’s worthwhile to review several of the dynamics that drove the market for commercial real estate in 2014 and most likely will continue to impact the sector in 2015.

OSHA Reporting Changes Begin January 1st

The latest changes to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) reporting requirements take effect January 1, 2015.   According to Heidi Schwartz of Today’s Facility Manager Blog, “Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within eight hours and all in-patient hospitalizations, amputations, and losses of an eye within 24 hours of discovering the incident.” The previous guidelines required workplaces to notify OSHA when three or more workers were hospitalized as a result of the same incident, and/or required to report any workplace fatalities. Fig.1 Illustrates that on-the-job injuries continue to…