Category: 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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Violence prevention

Violence Prevention: An Expert Suggests You M.O.V.E.

Violence prevention is once again top of mind after two recent shootings in Atlanta and Boulder. We’re revisiting an EHS on Tap podcast where we spoke with a workplace violence prevention expert on how you can take a proactive stance within your organization. Read on for the transcript of our conversation with Hector Alvarez, a […]

Hazardous material release, RCRA, CERCLA

Release Reporting Requirements Under RCRA: Info from Experts

No environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager wants to experience a release of hazardous materials or waste. Accidents happen, however, and it’s important to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Experts at EHS Hero recently answered a subscriber’s question about release reporting requirements under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)—let’s see what […]

Safety mirror, external security

5 Safety Measures for Your External Premises Security

Business owners with workplaces or commercial premises have a duty to provide a safe environment for workers and visitors alike. This includes protecting people within the grounds while keeping the premises safe from breaches of security. Below, we discuss five essential safety measures for the external protection of your premises.

Automated External Defibrillator, AEDs

What State Plan States Require AEDs in the Workplace?

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards do not specifically address automated external defibrillators (AEDs). However, exposures to first-aid hazards and the requirement that persons be properly trained to render first aid, which in some instances requires CPR training, are addressed in specific OSHA standards for the general industry. The regulations in state […]

hurricane

OSHA Issues Warning to Employers on Hurricane Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) warned employers to protect workers from the safety and health hazards that often follow hurricanes, including the biological and chemical hazards of contaminated floodwaters, damaged power lines, debris and downed trees, and carbon monoxide fumes from gasoline-powered generators.

Emergency planning

It’s National Preparedness Month—Ensure Your Plans Cover a Variety of Workplace Emergencies

Depending on your region of the country, there can be a wide variety of emergencies you need to plan and prepare for—floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. All are complicated by an ongoing public health emergency: the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. You also may need to prepare for accidents or emergencies involving the substances and processes […]

hurricane

10 Tips for Hurricane Preparedness

In addition to September being National Preparedness Month, we are also now right in the middle of hurricane season, which officially occurs from June 1 until November 30. It’s important for businesses that could be in the path of a storm to review their emergency preparations.