Process Safety Management 101: 4 Must-Dos to Protect Against Catastrophic Release

What’s the best way to have peace of mind that your facility is protected against an unplanned release of chemicals that could trigger an environmental, personnel or business catastrophe?  We have four suggestions. Our suggestions are based on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) process safety management (PSM) standard, which outlines fourteen interrelated elements […]

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Ventilation for COVID-19: How Does Your Facility Stack Up?

Face coverings, physical distancing, hand washing, and surface disinfection are well documented actions to minimize potential for occupational transmissions of the virus causing COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2).  But let’s consider how these proven tactics align with the hierarchy of controls from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In the case of SARS-CoV-2, the use of […]

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Mike Palmer, Board of Directors Vice-Chair

Employer Guidance for Keeping Workers Safe

With many stay-at-home orders lifting and businesses reopening, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is asking employers to take the following six steps to reduce the risk of worker exposure to SARS-CoV-2 in their workplaces: Develop an Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan Prepare to Implement Basic Infection Prevention Measures Develop Policies and Procedures […]

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