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Emergencies

No one wants it to happen, but an emergency, natural or manmade, can strike at anytime, 24/7. What’s more, it need not be a major, nationally-televised incident, such as a hurricane, earthquake, or act of political terror. An event as common as a local building fire can present just as large a challenge to you. These resources will help you create a plan for handling such crises, whatever their scope, and to carry it out in a way that best protects your employees and your company.

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Facing a Real Fire: Are Your Workers Prepared

In yesterday’s article, we looked at a few situations that can arise in a real fire that you might be overlooking in your fire safety training. Today, we’ll look at two more possibilities your employees need to be prepared to face, and what you can do to keep your fire safety preparation real.

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Do Your Fire Drills Resemble Reality?

What did your last fire drill look and sound like? Was it a calm and quickly executed affair: The fire alarm sounded and everybody calmly walked out through their nearest exit and went to the assembly point? Congratulations: Your workers know how to get out of the building when there’s not actually a fire. During a real fire situation, though, they might not do so well. Here’s some advice you can use to help workers prepare for a real fire.

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Emergency Action Plan Checklist

Have you taken a good look at your workplace emergency action plan lately? Maybe it’s time for a review.

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Are You Prepared to Recover from a Workplace Disaster?

Whether it’s a weather emergency or some other disaster that hits your workplace, you need to be prepared to recover quickly and effectively.

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Tips for Conserving Energy in a Disaster

After a disaster, you’ll probably need to get in touch with a lot of people. But you could also have a limited ability to recharge your electronic devices, including cell phones, laptops, and tablets.

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Can You Stay Connected When Disaster Strikes?

A workplace emergency or natural disaster can disrupt your business. Business continuity should be addressed in your emergency preparedness plan.

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Check Your Emergency Exit Routes for OSHA Compliance

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The design requirements for exit routes are found in 29 CFR 1910.36. Here’s a quick look at the basic requirements.

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Emergency Planning: Protect Your Employees and Your Bottom Line

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Are you ready for a severe emergency? Many businesses aren’t adequately prepared and as a result 40% of businesses affected by a disaster never reopen.

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3 Requirements for OSHA-Compliant Confined Spaces Training

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OSHA has many requirements for confined spaces training, but compliance doesn’t have to be difficult.

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Key Issues in Confined Space Rescue

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Because of the many hazards associated with confined spaces and the potential for fatal accidents, OSHA requires employers to have a confined-space rescue procedure.

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