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Workplace Emergency Planning – Emergency Drills

- April 22, 2020 by Guest Bloggers (View all posts by Guest)
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The purpose of emergency drills is to teach people how to respond versus react during a stressful time.   It prepares people to respond calmly, quickly and safely. Drills take the chaotic reactions out of stressful situations and replace them with …  Read more …

Wild Fires and the Construction Trade

- November 5, 2019 by Jacki Mortenson (View all posts by Jacki)
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Quite a few of my construction trades received an urgent message from CALPASC concerning the new emergency order that Cal/OSHA signed on 7.18.19.   The “Emergency Order” became effective on July 29, 2019 compliments of the California Occupational Safety and Health …  Read more …

Emergency Exits – Don’t Block Your Path to Safety

- October 1, 2019 by Paula Tetrault (View all posts by Paula)
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I often have clients tell me, “We keep our exits clear,” at the beginning of a site tour only to find them blocked, locked, lined with gasoline containers, or with an exit path that is only 24 inches wide. That …  Read more …

Heat Safety: How to Prevent Heat Illness

- May 2, 2019 by Philip Bivens, CSP (View all posts by Philip)
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It’s spring and the days are growing longer. Soon, the temperatures will begin to reach dangerous levels in many parts of the country. Occupational heat exposure and prevention is a topic that should be given attention in many industries. Operations …  Read more …

Building a Flammable Storage Locker

- April 30, 2019 by Jason Rozar (View all posts by Jason)
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The need for flammable storage lockers can create a lot of questions for a company. Typical questions include: “What are the requirements for a flammable storage locker?” and “Can I build my own Flammable Locker from wood?” A flammable locker …  Read more …

Bomb Threats – Proper Response

- March 14, 2018 by Robert Harrington (View all posts by Robert)
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Bomb threats or suspicious items should always be taken seriously. How quickly and effectively you respond could save lives. Every bomb threat is unique and you should collect as much information as possible so law enforcement can best determine the …  Read more …