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What is your relationship to your community’s hazmat response team? If you are a hazardous materials producer, handler, or transporter it is very wise to regularly interface with the local authorities who would respond to a hazmat emergency in your area. Should a spill or release involve cargo used in your processes, the incident may

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Many facilities, especially large chemical producers and petroleum refiners, have trained firefighting personnel on staff. Usually such personnel are part of EHS teams, and have many other duties, but there are some locations where a dedicated firefighting crew is on site, working as a local city FD might. In the event of a hazardous material

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Complete Crisis Management can only succeed with the participation of senior managementEssentially, Findlay All Hazards provides new skills to its clients, and in many cases, those skills are hands-on actions that EHS managers and techs will call upon to prevent or respond to incidents. Many such incidents are minor events, such as small, containable spills.

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One of Findlay’s first specialties was Emergency Management, the discipline of how to respond to disasters and unexpected incidents. Findlay All Hazards has been training business leaders and public sector professionals about how to team-build, plan, and coordinate with local responders since 1989. So, when NIMS (the National Incident Management System) was codified in 2004

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OSHA has just announced a change in the timetable for upcoming enforcement of the new Crystalline Silica Standard, primarily aimed at the construction industry. The new regulation was originally slated to become effective on June 23, 2017, but enforcement has been postponed about 90 days to September 23. The new rule, among other stipulations, mandates the

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Earlier this year, in just one part of the US, it became terribly clear that Confined Space Entry (CSE) training is essential. According to OSHA, there were twelve fatalities in just a three-state area (Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska), in a period stretching from October 1 of 2016 through the first day of February 2017, which

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While Findlay is now teaching derailment response, common rail safety is always a good subject for refresher training. Railcar safety training has been a more frequent assignment at Findlay All Hazards in the last year, as we continue our series of grant-funded Rail-Car Incident Response workshops. Spending time with those with EHS responsibilities related to rail

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Ask a high school student about careers in Occupational Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and you can expect a blank stare in response. That’s because EHS work is a career path only rarely included in any high school curriculum or occupational guidance, anywhere in K-12 education. That’s a shame since there’s no shortage of job

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Today, March 14, 2017, is just “one of those days” for much of the US. A day we looked forward to when we were younger is now a day we grapple with in our working years: A snow day. At the time of writing, the northeast corner of our country is expecting a monumental late-winter

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There’s a great scene near the end of the original Ghostbusters movie where Ernie Hudson (as Winston Zeddemore), upon apparently vanquishing one of the evil spirits, exclaims “We have the tools! We have the talent!” EHS managers don’t get to use Proton Packs at work, but they do need good tools and real talent to not only

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