Leave No Person Behind – Plugging the hole in your emergency evacuation plan.

It’s a regular day at the office when all of the sudden the fire alarm for your building goes off. You’re not concerned; you’ve worked hard to make sure your company has a comprehensive emergency evacuation plan in place and you are confident that everyone will get out safe. But then you notice Bob from […]

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), this event is a nationwide, month-long effort to encourage households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes and can affect one person or millions of people. Having a basic preparedness plan goes a […]

8 Things Your Boss Wishes You Knew About Safety Change

This article was originally published on June 12, 2015 by Safeopedia.com.    By Robert O’Neill, Practice Leader OHS Consulting – Work Safety Hub Creating an appetite for safety change within an organisation is like gorilla warfare – long, arduous, drawn out, in hostile conditions, with no decisive victory! So here is a little adaption of Kotter’s Penguins […]

5 Reasons Companies are Turning to Webinars

 While a relatively new tool in the training toolbox, the webinar has quickly become a popular option for training and education. Created in the early 90’s, webinars have been available and in use for many years in the workplace, but the pace of adoption has increased considerably over the last 10 years. So why should […]

When “Reel Life” meets “Real Life”

The Summer Blockbuster season has gotten off to an early start: we’ve been shaken by earthquakes, battered by flooding, devastated by tornadoes and that’s all before we ever set foot in a movie theater. This week’s release of San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson is this summer’s big disaster film and the viewing audience has shown once […]

Fire Safety Procedures: 3 Simple Steps

This past summer left with several fires blazing all over the US, especially in the West.   These fires have threatened people, caused evacuations, and burned down homes and businesses.  A lack of knowledge and awareness are the causes of most fires and loss of life.  A continuous fire safety program will allow employees to be […]

2013 Hurricane Season Forecast: Active and Strong

According to Accuweather.com, the 2013 hurricane season will be active and  have multiple strong storms.  Measured over the past 150 years, the probability and impact of hurricanes fluctuate every 30-40 years.  During the 1970s and 1980s the risks of a hurricane making landfall in the US  were minimal.  However, ever since the late 1980s, hurricanes […]

Workplace Violence: Is your company ready to respond?

Workplace violence events, such as the Newtown and Aurora mass-shootings, have shown that businesses and facilities should be more prepared for mass-casualty events. There were breakdowns in the communications, command, and control at both of these events. Such breakdowns can cause failures with the response process. An expedient and effective response to workplace violence will ensure that […]

Shelter-in-Place, 5 Critical Actions for your Business

A Shelter-in-Place plan is used to provide protection to your employees from local and regional hazards, by taking shelter in a safe area, within your building, when evacuation is not advisable. Numerous hazards could cause a shelter-in-place action to be implemented, such as earthquakes, chemical or biological spills, terrorist acts, tornadoes, floods and armed intruders. […]

Responding to Medical Emergencies in the Office

What would you do if your coworker suddenly collapsed at work? While calling for help is essential, it may not be enough to save the life of an employee that experiences a medical emergency in the office. Under OSHA regulations, each organization located more than four minutes from a medical clinic or hospital must have […]