Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

Risk Management: Fall Protection – Whoops, I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up

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Joe is a laborer sweeping and cleaning up on the fifteenth floor of a new building under construction.  He is wearing a Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) harness and is tied off to the cable the super told him to.  … Continue reading

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Risky Business – Playing With Fire Protection

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It’s October and once again it’s Fire Prevention Month.  So this year, I will try to compose a few posts that will look at fire prevention and fire protection from a risk management point of view.  In this post I … Continue reading

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National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready to Shelter in Place?

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September is National Preparedness Month.  As the American Red Cross (ARC) asks us to prepare family emergency disaster plans, I ask you “what do you know about the Emergency Action Plan at work?”  The ARC motto for family emergency plans … Continue reading

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Carbon monoxide – the silent killer

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Carbon monoxide (CO), the silent killer, doesn’t need to be one. CO is a colorless and odorless gas that kills because it is toxic to humans in concentrations over 100 ppm. That is less that 1/100th of 1%. And it … Continue reading

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Never Give Up: Failure Is Not An Option

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Yesterday, the New York Giants capped off an unbelievable season by beating the New England Patriots in Superbowl LXVI. The game reflected the season: a strong start, losing the lead despite playing well and comeback at the end to win. … Continue reading

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Be Prepared – Flu Season is Here!

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The Flu Season is here.  What does the flu have to with safety and preparedness?  At first glance, most of us would say not much.  But, after you think about it, safety is really affected by the flu.  When people … Continue reading

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Veterans Day: Sheep, Wolves and Sheepdogs

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Happy Veteran’s Day to everyone who put on a uniform and walked a post or stood a watch.  I am grateful for your service for I am an old sheepdog also.  I am currently reading a book called Semper Fi … Continue reading

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