Emergency Preparedness and Response

No one wants it to happen, but an emergency, natural or manmade, can strike at anytime, 24/7. What’s more, it need not be a major, nationally-televised incident, such as a hurricane, earthquake, or act of political terror. An event as common as a local building fire can present just as large a challenge to you. These resources will help you create a plan for handling such crises, whatever their scope, and to carry it out in a way that best protects your employees and your company.

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Active Shooter Situations: Essential Survival Tips

From road rage to mass violence, the headlines are filled with news of terrifying shooting incidents. When is the last time you talked with your employees about what to do if the unthinkable happens?

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The Who, What, and When of Release Notifications

A spill or release of a chemical just occurred at your facility. What do you do? Does it need to be reported? What information needs to be reported, to whom, and how soon?

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Q&A: Emergency Evacuation Maps

Are there regulations for where emergency evacuation maps have to be posted in a facility?

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USTs: What Should You Do for a Flood Prone Area?

Spring is here. As the ground thaws and the rainy spring season begins, owners of underground storage tanks (USTs) must take certain precautions to prevent tank systems from emerging from belowground and floating away.

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4 Steps to Plan and Prepare for a Workplace Violence Incident

How can you best plan and prepare for a violent incident in your workplace? Our mini-infographic provides 4 steps. Then, take our poll and let us know what steps your organization has taken to prevent workplace violence.

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Q&A: First responders

Are all companies required to have first responders? If so, how many, and what training is required for them?

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Fire Safety Related Annual Requirements

A lot of OSHA standards have requirements that must be fulfilled annually. In particular, OSHA’s fire safety standards have a number of inspection, testing, and training requirements that apply on an annual basis.

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Gunman Kills 3 at Town’s Major Employer

On the heels of the recent shooting rampage by an Uber driver in Michigan, an assembly-line painter at the Excel Industries lawn mower manufacturing plant in Hesston, Kansas, killed 3 and injured 14 in a shooting spree.

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Flammable Substance Threshold

Q. Would the risk management plan (RMP) flammable substance exemption include warehouses? We will store cans of foam containing isobutane. Will the RMP regulations apply?

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WHO Calls Zika Virus Global Health Emergency. Is It a Workplace Emergency?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the Zika virus and its suspected link to brain-damaged babies a public health emergency of international concern. The main concern is a link to microcephaly—a condition that causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and, in the vast majority of cases, damaged brains.

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