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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EHSDA Shorts: How to Prepare for a Hurricane

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Audrey Flannagan, Risk Management Consultant II at KPA, about how to prepare for a hurricane. Tune in to hear her insights.

Back to Basics: Natural Disaster Response

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the essential steps for safely responding to natural disasters. Severe weather emergencies and other natural disasters can strike any workplace or home, often without warning. In the United States alone, there are […]

Are You Ready for EHSDA’s Emergency Preparedness Week?

Join us next week (Sept. 18-22) for a full week of free online events and digital resources around emergency preparedness that you can use to plot your safety leadership strategy. Register for event sessions today. Monday, Sept. 18 Educational Webinar | Is Your Emergency Action Plan Up to Date? Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT Speaker: Brandy Zadoorian, CSP, CSD, CEO […]

Infographic: Hurricane Emergency Planning

You need to prepare now for peak hurricane season, as forecasters have upped the number of named storms, hurricanes, and major hurricanes expected this year. Here’s what you need to know about emergency planning for hurricanes. 

Back to Basics: Hurricanes 101

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine hurricanes and how companies must prepare for the increased number of storms this season. You need to prepare now for peak hurricane season, as forecasters have upped the number of named storms, […]

4 Crucial Questions to Ask When Developing a Contingency Plan for Workplace Medical Emergencies

Every workplace should have a contingency plan for medical emergencies. Even workplaces with just a handful of employees could be susceptible to emergencies, and having a plan for what to do when those emergencies happen can help people stay calm and sometimes save lives. When developing a necessary and effective contingency plan for medical emergencies, […]

EHS On Tap E171: What You Need to Know About Hurricane Preparedness

On episode 171 of EHS On Tap, Michael Kleeman, a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the American Red Cross and head of the Disaster Cycle Sub-Council, discusses what businesses should know about hurricane preparedness.

CSB Urges FERC to Address Hurricanes, Extreme Weather Events

On August 2, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) released a letter sent to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging the commission to address hurricanes and other high-wind extreme weather events in updates to its Transmission System Planning Performance Requirements for the nation’s bulk-power system. The CSB pointed out to FERC […]

Preventing and Reporting Chemical Releases During Extreme Weather Events

Many parts of the country are experiencing significant rainfall that’s leading to widespread flooding and catastrophic damage in some areas. In addition, the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to November 30, is underway. Hurricanes are often accompanied by a storm surge that can also lead to significant flooding, so it’s important for […]