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  • School Safety – Can More be done?

    When someone mentions school safety without fail Active Shooter and Bully situations are the first thoughts. Both are very important and in many schools are the responsibility of a “Resource Officer”. It is interesting that there does not appear to be a standard on how these officers are selected or utilized. At least we have noticed a difference in districts we have talked to. I ...

  • Respiratory Protection for Workers Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of respiratory protection for workers in various industries.  “OSHA reports that an estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Odorless Indoor Gases Can Create Safety Issues

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide IAQ testing services to protect families and businesses. In September of last year, an 80 year old woman died at a Georgia McDonald’s restaurant after being found unconscious in the ladies restroom. The bleed line to a tank used to carbonate beverages, located in the adjacent wall cavity, was not ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Lightning Safety – Detectors Can Save Lives

    On March 19th, 2016, tragedy struck a music festival in Larose, Louisiana. For the past several years, many people have descended on the family farm of Mike Malgout (Alligator Mike) to listen to various musicians while enjoying Louisiana style food and entertainment at the T-Bois Blues Festival. A number of those that attend the three day event opt to camp out in tents, and this year was ...

  • How can a culture of care influence safety?

    In today’s world, reliability is an absolute necessity. But for many organisations, old thinking — like a focus on high probability, low consequence events — has created a work culture that tolerates risk to the point of failure. The  ...


    By DEKRA Insight

  • Sewer Gases can cause Unpleasant Odors and Create Safety Concerns

    Most people have at one time or another entered a building and been overwhelmed by a strong odor.  Odors can come from many sources, but one of the most frequent is due to sewer gases infiltrating a building’s occupied space.   Sewer gases are a complex combination of toxic and non-toxic gases.  They can be present at varying levels in an indoor environment depending upon the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Resource Center´s Live Environmental and Safety Webcasts Offer Benefits That ´Canned´ Training Can´t Match

     While there is an overabundance of cheap, canned online training, Environmental Resource Center®, has made a point of providing live, customizable webcasts to meet its clients' complete training requirements. "Students may not get much out of online training that's just a recording because a 'one size fits all' presentation is rarely not enough to help ...

  • Proactive leak detection of oil & gas assets can improve worker safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is proactive ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Court: Chemical Safety Board can investigate offshore spills

    In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal appeals court has again found that the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has the authority to investigate the causes of offshore oil spills. The board has been looking into the catastrophic blowout of a BP PLC well five years ago in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 people and caused the nation's worst offshore oil spill. The ruling - ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nanotechnology: How Green Can It Be?

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – The ability to use nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and build a 'clean' economy now exists, finds a new report 'Green Nanotechnology: It's Easier Than You Think.' But environmentalists are at odds about how green nanotechnology can be. Not all nanoparticles are harmful to human health and the environment, but some are. Nanotech critics fear ...

  • A Head for Safety

    Progressive Technical Services Ltd, one of the UK's most experienced and fastest growing industrial and environmental services company has invested in an emergency ID system that works by storing personal health information on the hard hats of all operational staff. Richard Kay, Managing Director said: “Each member of staff is given his or her own ICE – In Case of Emergency – ...

  • Job Safety Analysis and Safety Alerts

    When you're working on the field, always remember to apply best practices and job safety analysis (JSA) to ensure a safe workplace. Below are insights into the JSA process, and how it helps manage occupational incidents. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Crystalline Silica Exposure can be Deadly

    Earlier this month it was reported at ClaimsJournal.com that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined a marble and granite company over $40,000 for health and safety violations that included workers being exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. According to an OSHA Fact Sheet on crystalline silica, “Silica exposure ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Training Resource Discusses How Public Safety Personnel Can Work to Effectively Resolve Conflicts

    Since the beginning, public safety personnel have been searching for the perfect method on how to deal with erratic civilians. Unfortunately, a universal answer for resolving the various types of conflict first responders face doesn’t exist. As Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press explains in the webinar “De-escalation & Conflict Resolution for Public Safety Personnel” ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • New York Companies Learn Proactive Initiatives Can Prevent Health and Safety Violations

    Last month, a New York company was fined by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) over $100,000 for exposing workers to cancer-causing chemicals and other hazards. In total, the firm was cited for 17 serious violations. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. The ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • What you don`t know can hurt you: literacy`s impact on workplace health and safety

    Document Highlights: Healthy, safe workplace environments allow businesses to function as they were meant to. Employers have a responsibility to ensure that standards and regulations are maintained and followed through by all personnel. But workplace health and safety is dependent on policies and procedures being understood and carried out as directed—and adherence to health and ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Preparing Today Can Make A Difference Tomorrow

    Preparing today can make a difference tomorrow. Get trained in First Aid and CPR so you can be prepared for emergencies! Even the fastest paramedics could take 8 to 12 minutes to get to a patient after calling 9-1-1. Being trained in First Aid and CPR could mean the difference between life and death. Check out the emergency handout available in both English and Spanish via the ...


    By PEC Safety

  • How can you develop a culture of commitment?

    Safety professionals need to focus on commitment rather than compliance to be successful in the new millennium. Learn more at the BST EMEA Safety in Action™ Conference and  ...

  • Industrial Combustible Dust Tragedies can be Prevented

    One year ago, a combustible dust explosion killed a worker at the Hoeganaes facility in Gallatin, Tennessee.  During the same year there were additional two accidents at the plant that have been linked to combustible dust resulting in several additional deaths and injuries. The investigation found that significant amounts of fine iron powder had accumulated over time at the facility and the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New Cases of Occupational Asthma can often be Prevented

    Occupational asthma, also known as work-related asthma, impacts workers’ quality of life and reduces their productivity.  It is the most common occupational lung disease in the United States and the condition increases costs to employees, families, businesses and even taxpayers.   According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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