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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Guns at Work: Keeping Employees Safe in Troubling Times

Every year, nearly two million American workers report being workplace violence victims, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, homicide is the fifth-leading cause of workplace fatalities in the United States, accounting for eight percent of all fatal on-the-job injuries. Nearly half of all states, however, now have laws in some […]

Oregon OSHA Proposes Heat, Wildfire Smoke Rules

The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA) is proposing state safety rules for worker exposures to extreme heat and wildfire smoke. The rules “would provide the strongest such protections in the nation,“ according to the agency. Federal OSHA has no standard for wildfire smoke exposures but issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking […]

Infographic: 5 Steps for Disaster Preparedness

In the workplace, one of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional’s first priorities is ensuring daily on-the-job safety. However, another important aspect of an EHS leader’s job is to be prepared for what happens when external disasters strike. These could include anything from natural disasters like floods or earthquakes, cybersecurity issues or power outages, […]

EHS On Tap: E99 Predicting Evacuation Behaviors With Location Data

On episode 99 of EHS On Tap, Xilei Zhao, assistant professor at the University of Florida, and Jeff White, CEO of Gravy Analytics, talk about using location analytics data to predict evacuation behaviors during natural disasters.

Back to Basics: How to Be Prepared for a Disaster

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to be prepared to lead your team in the event of a disaster or emergency. In the workplace, one of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional’s first priorities is […]

How Location Intelligence Can Help Protect Lives During Disasters

With increased frequency and intensity, disasters like wildfires and hurricanes have become a growing threat to populations across the globe. In fact, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, natural hazards are occurring three times more often today than in the 1970s and 1980s. This has created severe challenges for emergency […]

Cyberthreat Response Tips for Small and Midsize Businesses

Small and midsize businesses have unique challenges as they work to protect themselves from being victims of cyberattacks. Daniel Lowrie, a certified ethical hacker who has spent the last 20 years in the information technology field, spoke with Rob Carson, founder and CEO of Semper Sec, a company that builds security programs and navigates security […]

Best of ’21: Ask the Expert

As the year winds down, we’re taking a look this week at some highlights from 2021. Today, we’re highlighting excerpts from installments of our Ask the Expert column, which was brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®. April 23: Are There Safety Statutes on Home Office Ergonomics? Q: I would […]

Ask the Expert: Are Evacuation Route Maps Required by OSHA?

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking whether evacuation route maps are required by OSHA. See what the experts had to say. Q: We are looking into evacuation plans and their requirements. […]