Category Archives: Hazard Control

Recognize October as Fire Prevention Month

October has long been fire prevention month to me. The reason I like to use October to raise the awareness of fire prevention primarily in the home. If awareness is raised at the same time each year people learn the … Continue reading

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Prepare to Evacuate Nursing Homes

A rehabilitation and nursing home were forced to evacuate over 100 patients because of a gas leak. Then there were those pictures on the news of elderly people waist-deep water from Hurricane Harvey as water flooded into their nursing home. Finally, there … Continue reading

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What Is Measured Gets Done

Things that are measured and tracked by management are the things that usually get done in an organization. I have found that including safety in performance appraisals gets hazards fixed, poor behavior corrected, and accidents prevented. Does your organization use … Continue reading

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Post Storm Safety

Now that two hurricanes have passed the clean up is under way. There are some real hazards when cleaning up from a storm like a hurricane that if not followed can lead to injury and illness. I always like to … Continue reading

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Know the Dangers of Flash Flooding

The flooding in Texas, Mississippi, and New Orleans has displaced many people and placed others in grave danger. One danger we see now occurring is flash flooding. This type of flood occurs suddenly, with little or no warning, and can be disastrous. … Continue reading

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Conduct Continuity of Operations Planning Now

What is happening in Texas now is a good reminder that your company needs a comprehensive and effective program to ensure continuity of operations under any circumstances. You should prepare for the full range of potential emergencies and put in … Continue reading

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What I learned from An Inconvenient Truth

I first learned about protecting the environment in sixth grade. At that time, the focus was on not polluting the planet. Near the end of that year, I earned first place in pollution prevention poster contest. For the rest of … Continue reading

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