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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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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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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 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
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
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