Fire Safety Procedures: 3 Simple Steps

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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 … [Continue reading]

Dry Fire Suppression: Protects Lives and Important Data

While people generally associate fire suppression with water, a newer type of fire suppression system is called a "dry fire suppression system".  This dry fire suppression system is water-less and has additional benefits over a water-based system. … [Continue reading]

2013 Hurricane Season Forecast: Active and Strong

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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 … [Continue reading]

Hot Weather First Aid. Dealing with Heat Related Emergencies

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While climate conditions and changing weather patterns fuel heated discussions about the long term effects of global warming, the U.S. and other parts of the world have experienced record hot weather in 2013.  There may be differences of opinion, … [Continue reading]

Workplace Violence: Is your company ready to respond?

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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 … [Continue reading]

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

First Aid Supply Programs

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Money saving tips for businesses! If your company has outsourced their first aid supply program, you probably don’t pay too much attention to your first aid kits. After all, that’s the idea. You focus on more important things and let someone else … [Continue reading]

Poor Planning and 911 SNAFU Leads to Runners Death

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Peter Haas, could not have known that he would collapse and ultimately die after completing the recent Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and 5K run. Many will spend time in the near and foreseeable future leveling blame and pointing … [Continue reading]

Prepare for Winter Emergencies

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As stormy months have begun to show their menacing clouds, it’s important now to  prepare for potential emergencies that can, and do, arise. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign is a great resource for everyone looking to be … [Continue reading]

Responding to Medical Emergencies in the Office

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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 … [Continue reading]