Would Emergency Responders Be Safe in Your Facility?

Emergency Responder

4 min read When we think about emergency responders, we tend to assume they will arrive and take care of emergencies for us. We don’t often think about the safety of these police officers, firefighters and paramedics, though. If an emergency occurs at your business, these people will need to quickly enter your facility, find their way to the problem and perform their jobs. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for these workers to be injured in the line of …

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Emergency Planning – Don’t Overlook the Emergency Kit

Emergency Supplies

4 min read Emergencies can strike the workplace unexpectedly. Accidents like chemical spills or fires, acts of violence and natural disasters are all within the realm of possibility, even if they do happen very infrequently. Emergencies can cause businesses to suffer significant losses and even permanently close their doors if enough damage is done. Preparing for emergencies by creating a detailed emergency plan involving protocols, evacuation routes, chains of command and methods of communication is the key to …

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Rules for Exit Routes – OSHA Standards 1910.36 and 1910.37

means of egress

5 min read An exit route might seem like one of the simplest parts of a workplace. Just look for the exit sign and head for the door, right? In theory that may be true, but technically speaking, exit routes must have specific features and meet detailed OSHA requirements. OSHA has begun focusing more attention on emergency exit route compliance in recent years, as seen in a memo to the agency’s personnel. Workplace fires in other countries where …

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