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Any experienced EHS manager knows that crises, no matter the scale, need to be thought of in terms of “when” and not “if”. All organizations face some manner of serious dilemma at some point, with consequences that can range from production interruptions to injuries or even loss of life. EHS staffers spend their careers anticipating

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One challenge of emergency response scenarios can be keeping track of those responders, administrators, and volunteers who are attending to the incident. Who is on-site? Is the haz-mat team that was here an hour ago still engaged in a hot zone as the clean-up phase begins elsewhere? Using simple tech to scan the IDs of

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Spotted this week: Another interesting article, from the fall of last year, about workplace safety concerns that accompany the temporary workforce. A trio of Temple University law students recently completed a report that examined on-the-job incidents related to ‘temps’. They found that the number of work-related injuries incurred by temps indicates that much more needs to be

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The purpose of the industrial safety training programs created by Findlay All Hazards is very simple: We’re here to help you keep your people safe. At almost any kind of workplace, you can find a task, either incidental or every-day, that puts an employee at risk. We’ll continue to present high-quality, modern training workshops and

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One of the most important developments in modern Emergency Management was the introduction of NIMS (the National Incident Management System), established just about fourteen years ago, in March of 2004. As the Department of Homeland Security describes it, NIMS is “a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and

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Certainly, an argument can be made that natural disasters have had cruel effects on mankind since the dawn of time. But this still-young century seems to have seen more than its quota. 2017, in particular: Last year brought 15 natural disasters to the US, from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to fires and floods in California,

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When Environmental, Health, and Safety managers perform a facility audit, they will typically check the condition of the safety items found in all the workspaces. This includes fire extinguishers, safety railings, stair tread, and a myriad of other items, all installed to help keep employees from harm. Where needed, an item in disrepair must be

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At last month’s National Safety Congress, OSHA announced its Top 10 Most Cited Violations for the fiscal year ending 2017. This year’s list is very consistent with the Top Tens for the last few years with Fall Protection (29 CFR 1926.501) ranked as the most common citation category. This has been the case since at least

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The recent hurricanes that have severely impacted the Southeastern United States, and the wildfires that continue to cripple the west, focus our first concern on the lives of the people who have lost property and worse in the fury and wake of these natural disasters. Lives always count the most, and sparing everyone from injury

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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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