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Q&A Series: An Expert's Take on Preparing for an EH&S Emergency

Posted by Kevin Coulon on Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Are you prepared for an emergency response (ER) situation, such as a chemical spill, unknown odor, water/sewer line break, oil spill, and more? Being prepared and reacting swiftly to assembly your ER team can help to prevent further harm. I recently delivered a webinar  on this topic and provided answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding ER situations. Read on to see a portion of the questions and answers, and be sure to watch our webinar to hear the rest of the Q&A! Read More

Tags: emergency response, ER, Emergency Planning, Emergency Preparedness, HAZWOPER emergency response team, OSHA HAZWOPER, RCRA, higher education, healthcare, life sciences, industrial

Emergency Responders? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Responders!

Posted by Doug Graham on Mon, Jul 31, 2017

OK, here's the scenario: Our hypothetical employer (factory, institution, research facility, hospital, take your pick) makes an executive decision to "out-source" all hazardous chemical emergency response actions to an outside contractor. All employees are instructed that in the case of a chemical spill, they are not to respond, but to call the internal emergency contact person, who will then call the outside spill response service provider. Hands off, nice and neat, no internal hazmat response team, no need for emergency spill response (HAZWOPER) training of employees, it's all good, right?

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Tags: Emergency Preparedness, HAZWOPER emergency response team, emergency response, EHS training programs, OSHA HAZWOPER training, training programs

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