An EHS manager or technician is often no stranger to HAZMAT incidents. Numerous industries handle harmful substances as part of their daily routine, and experienced EHS professionals are expected to have response plans in place, with phases that range from evacuation and containment to remediation and recovery, as the case may demand. First responders, especially

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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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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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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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Hazardous materials transportation is always one of the key concerns of EHS managers. Chemicals, energy substances, and other volatile products and raw materials move from point-to-point by road, rail, and waterway every day. A hazmat journey might not only encompass thousands of miles but a range of weather conditions, such as we see this time

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