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  • Using Safety Metrics to Improve Safety

    In today's information world, health safety and environmental professional are continually confronted with the challenge to gather, review, and act wisely based on various types of data. By using simple, easy to use, software to generate safety metrics safety professions can spend less time on collecting, gathering and performing data calculations and more time on using that data to improve safety performance.

  • Are Injuries Your Money Pit?

    In this presentation we will explore the challenges present when these three departments do not work in concert with one another. It is not unusual for "turf issues" to emerge over time, which ultimately erodes the effectiveness and success of each department and the expedient recovery of the injured employee.

  • Building a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

    An essential part of your overall workplace emergency plan, business continuity planning is a process that supports managing the response to impacts on your business from potential risks.


  • Still trying to... Get The Lead Out

    The most critical steps toward lead hazard abatement are contaminant identification and removal. Researchers from CDC/NIOSH have developed two simple and reliable technologies to achieve these steps easily and without the need for extensive training.


  • Electrical Safety: Crane Truck Contact

    In this 2014 WorkSafeBC video, a crane truck operator contacts a high-voltage power line while delivering materials to a construction site.

  • Contain IBC Fire Risk

    Intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) containing combustible or flammable fluids can cause dangerous fires when improperly stored in warehouses and chemical facilities. Industry and public safety officials are currently working together to help reduce this risk. Visit the Fire Protection Research Foundation web site for more information or http://www.nfpa.org/ibc.

  • ASPECT: Flying for First Responders

    EPA's Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT) provides infrared and photographic images with geospatial, chemical, and radiological information within minutes to the first responder. The speed of transmitting this information permits a more efficient assessment of the extent and severity of damages to critical infrastructure during emergencies to minimize impacts to the American people, the environment, and the economy. ASPECT is a screening tool that uses multiple sensors to support emergency responses, homeland security missions, environmental surveys, and climate monitoring missions. Data generated from these missions produce scientifically valid products in a variety of formats to support the local, state, and federal operation centers. The ASPECT Team encompasses scientists, engineers, and public health experts with advanced degrees and more than 75 years of collective experience in airborne remote chemical or radiological detection and emergency response operations. ASPECT is a 24/7/365 response-ready asset that can be wheels up within an hour of activation and be on station, collecting data, anywhere in continental United States within nine hours from its home base near Dallas.

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