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Have you been introduced to SARA? And how well do you know HAZWOPER? ​ SARA is the Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act. Enacted in 1986, SARA required OSHA to establish regulations protecting workers involved in hazardous waste procedures. For hazmat handlers, SARA is the foundation of contemporary safe-handling guidelines. If you’ve never explored the details of the

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Silicosis is an incurable and potentially fatal lung disease that can develop due to excessive exposure to silica dust. This exposure can also lead to other dangerous medical conditions including lung cancer, kidney disease, and COPD. Although silica is most often found in workplaces associated with the construction industry, it can also be present in

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This week on Tuesday Training, we start a two-part look at recent regulatory changes regarding workplace fall protection. The latest version of OSHA regulations in this area started to go into effect at the start of 2017. The new regs are intended to improve walking-working surfaces and establish a new fall protection standard. Some requirements

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In June of this year, three UPS employees in San Francisco lost their lives, and two of their associates were injured, when a co-worker opened fire following a morning meeting. Looking at this extreme and tragic example of workplace violence (WPV) from some distance now, we can see some clues in the shooter’s behavior that

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​As another American summer starts to draw to a close, many parts of the U.S. have experienced very mild temperatures in the last week – perhaps cooler than can rightfully be expected for August. But those areas, such as the upper Midwest, New England, and the Pacific Northwest, that have benefited from comfortable days are

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Lately, Findlay All Hazards project managers have remarked on the number of requests for fire response training workshops. Several EHS professionals have recently inquired about their need for an effective in-house training workshop that assures that employees can control small fires, and that they know how to protect themselves and others regardless of whether the

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Across the country this last week, communities have suffered from flooding. Here, in Findlay, Ohio, we’ve seen our local community brought to stand still as the Blanchard River (just a few blocks from the Findlay All Hazards offices) crested at 16 and ½ feet – the fifth highest crest since local record-keeping began. As you

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Your organization probably depends on waterway shipping, maybe more than you realize. According to the American Association of Port Authorities, Each AMERICAN state relies on at least 15 seaports to handle its imports and exports. As of 2016, these ports handle more than $3.8 billion worth of goods each day. Since EHS managers are frequently

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Last week, we wrote about the importance of getting senior management support for Crisis Management planning. This week, we’re highlighting a recent article about disaster preparation for medical facilities, as we think the learning points transfer nicely to other venues. Findlay All Hazards offers numerous workshops for Public Health Administrators and Medical First Receivers. And, even

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The Orlando community continues to recover from a recent tragic shooting, where an ex-employee of an RV accessories company killed five of his former co-workers in their workplace. And employers everywhere are bound to wonder, “How could this have been prevented?” The specifics of the incident aren’t yet clear to the public, and the behavior

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