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Avoiding Workplace Disaster And Workers’ Compensation Costs
It is essential to diagnose, address and eliminate problems that might contribute to unsafe work conditions and practices to avoid injuries and costly expenditures and deaths. Preventative measures are important!
26 Safety Practices That Can Be Easily Implemented In Nearly All Chemical Plant Facilities
Exposure to chemicals is an unnecessary occurrence that has incredible long-term costs. Let's work together on prevention and always trust, but verify!
Lost In The Cloud: Five Strategies For Risk Managers Facing The Challenges Of Cloud Computing
While cloud computing presents new and complex challenges for risk managers and small business leaders, those issues can be controlled. More than ever, risk managers and others charged with safe cloud computing must embrace a team approach and be vigilant and proactive.
Banner Supply OKs $55M Chinese Drywall Settlement
Drywall supplier Banner Supply Company and its insurers have agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle about 2,000 claims from Florida victims of the Chinese drywall fiasco. The settlement is only for Florida, the state with the most Chinese drywall homes, because Banner only distributes in Florida.
First Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Hits Glitches
Problems were reported during the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, which was conducted on November 9, 2011, and which was designed to allow the president to address the American people during a national emergency.
Business continuity protection begins with a proprietary benchmark/gap analysis of an organization's existing plans, processes and procedures and focuses on operations, emergency response, employees, organization, systems, facilities, communication, and risks — internal and external — that an organization faces.
DuPont Demonstrates Safety Training Payoff After Aniline Leak
A statement issued by DuPont on November 9 said trace amounts of aniline were found outside of the company's Beaumont, Texas, plant. Brown pinhole size spots were discovered at a nearby firm and church. DuPont determined the exposure was limited to an area about 800 feet from the site's fence line. The firm is cleaning its neighbor's vehicles and buildings as a precautionary measure to minimize the risk of exposure.
Test Your Emergency, Continuity, and Disaster Recovery Plans Regularly, Part 2
A Test Design Team is responsible for designing the test exercise scenario. These individuals should have in-depth knowledge of the organization and departments being tested, and are able to produce "credible scenarios" and yet stay on course with the test plan. Typically, the Disaster Recovery Coordinator serves in the capacity of the Test Design Team.
Test Your Emergency, Continuity, and Disaster Recovery Plans Regularly, Part 1
The success of any emergency, continuity, or disaster recovery plan depends upon its routine testing, audits and updates. Plans cannot be expected to work properly unless they have been tested prior to their actual implementation in an emergency. Don’t wait until an emergency unfolds to see if the plans and procedures you’ve implemented are effective in responding to and recovering from a crisis event.
A Tale of Three Allmans – The Cupertino Gunman Tragedy
Every employer needs a workplace violence prevention program that includes an anonymous reporting mechanism. This would be a great first step.
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