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Category Archives: Emergency Response

Staying hydrated on the work site

July 29, 2015

Heat-related illnesses are a serious hazard on industrial work sites, especially those that are outdoors during summer months.

Preventing heat-related illnesses in the workplace

During times of intense heat, workers can be at serious risk of illness, over-exhaustion and potentially even death.

Confined Spaces in Construction ruling goes into effect Aug. 3

July 27, 2015

Beginning Aug. 3, a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulation designed to protect construction workers from hazards associated with confined spaces will go into effect.

Emergency response protocols just as important as workplace safety

Though work sites have been made safer through stricter standards and advanced personal protection equipment, some cases of workplace injury are unavoidable.

How to Have a Comprehensive Fire Protection Plan on the Job

June 23, 2015

A proper fire protection plan starts with establishing preventative measures to enforce in the workplace. With a variety of hazardous chemicals and substances in the industrial sector that could cause fires or explode, employers should minimize facility damage and potential for employee harm with a comprehensive fire protection plan. According to the National Fire Protection Association,

How to Improve Occupational Safety Assessments

Chemical manufacturers keep up their health and safety programs to ensure workers are safe from incidents, but they may not know their initiatives  are based on outdated information. When employers do not know about new regulations to control workplace hazards, there is a higher chance of injuries and incidents. Employers can better understand all of

4 factors that could impact flare functionality and worker safety

February 11, 2015

With the oil and gas production boom in major shale regions of the U.S., the surge in oil production is presenting companies with key challenges for worker safety and regulatory compliance.  In North Dakota's Bakken shale, oil production increased to 1.1 million barrels per day in August, up from 230,000 bpd in January 2010. With this

3 Situations That Could Cause Companies to Rethink Industrial Communications for Oil and Gas Sites

Whether you need to send a quick email or notify employees of a major safety issue, a solid communication system is a must for oil and gas sites. While communication is already a top priority for energy firms, there are various scenarios that companies should prepare for and make sure their current communications systems are

5 Fire Protection Tips for Oil and Gas Worksites

With the flammable chemicals, gases and materials used in the oil and gas industry, employers are paying great attention to fire protection in the workplace. Controlling fire hazards is a key part of ensuring worker safety on extraction, refining and other sites. In complying with rules established by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration

3 Steps to Improve Fire Prevention and Safety at Industrial Worksites

At industrial worksites, employees may be exposed to flammable or explosive materials. This exposure risk could result in burns or other fire-related injuries that may endanger worker well-being. To prepare for fire emergencies, employers should educate their employees on medical treatment and prevention for burns. Train workers to assess burns Recognizing and treating burns is