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.
| Friday, May 13th, 2016
Beginning this summer, it is going to be substantially more expensive to violate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards. Penalties for violating U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules will also go up, but not as much as OSHA’s. Here’s why and what to expect for violations of safety standards.
| Monday, May 9th, 2016
It has been 3 years since the ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas, killed 15 people, injured hundreds, and caused widespread damage. Just a few months after that event, President Obama’s Executive Order (EO) 13650 set into motion actions by numerous government agencies designed to enhance the safety and security of chemical facilities and reduce the risks that hazardous chemicals pose to owners and operators, workers, and communities.
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?
| Monday, April 11th, 2016
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?
Are there regulations for where emergency evacuation maps have to be posted in a facility?
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.
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.
Are all companies required to have first responders? If so, how many, and what training is required for them?
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.
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.