Tag: FEMA

Drinking water

Some EPA Guidance on Applications for Water Revolving Fund

On October 23, 2018, President Donald Trump signed the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA). The law established the parameters and federal funding levels for many types of water infrastructure improvement projects, including work by the Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade navigation, expand the ability of FEMA to assist states in flood management, […]

September Is National Preparedness Month

It makes business sense. Having a plan for emergencies is key to getting back to work with minimum disruptions. A strong emergency response/continuity plan provides the means to address the numerous issues involved in performing essential functions and services during and after an emergency. Sometimes you just have to! In addition, laws and regulations require […]

It’s Preparedness Month! Are you Ready for a Power Outage?

September is National Preparedness Month. This month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging businesses and individuals to make a plan for staying safe during different types of emergencies. Today we’ll look at FEMA’s recommendations for facing a power outage. When the power’s out, your business and your workers may face hazards that they […]

It’s Preparedness Month! Are you Ready for a Hurricane?

September is National Preparedness Month. This month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging businesses and individuals to make a plan for staying safe during different types of emergencies. Today we’ll look at how you can prepare your business to survive a hurricane. The north Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November […]

Can Your Clothes Make You Sick? GAO Looking at Formaldehyde in Clothing

While there are no federal limits on formaldehyde in clothing, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) may cause Congress and advocacy groups to put pressure on the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to revisit the feasibility of imposing such limits. Formaldehyde is a heavily regulated substance and one of a handful of […]