Tag Archives: response plans

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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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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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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How will you respond?

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How will your people respond to an emergency?  Will it be the original response plan – when in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout?  We’ve all experienced this type of response.  It is not the way … Continue reading

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OSHA and Emergency Preparedness

OSHA’s Richard Mendelson [Deputy Regional Administrator – Region 2] made a presentation on emergency preparedness related to worker safety and OSHA’s role in emergency response at the NYC ASSE chapter September 22, 2011.  Previous readers of this blog know how … Continue reading

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Arrogance is a Bad Thing

Here we are 10 years and 1 day since 9/11. The question that everyone [I mean the press] asks “Are we better prepared?” The quick answer is yes, we are better prepared than we were 10 years ago. We now … Continue reading

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