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Andrew Allen

How to Improve Lone Worker Safety

By | Safety and Security

As a company with remote and lone workers, it’s up to you to ensure their work environment is safe and their job does not put them in harm’s way. OSHA is clear about employer’s responsibilities:

  • Provide well-maintained tools and equipment, including appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Report to OSHA within 8 hours of accidents that result in fatalities
  • Provide medical examinations
  • Provide training required by OSHA standards
  • Report to OSHA within 8 hours accidents that result in hospitalization of three or more employees
  • Keep records of work-related accidents, injuries, illnesses, and other causes
  • Post prominently the OSHA poster informing employees of their rights and responsibilities
  • Provide employees with access to their medical and exposure records
  • Do not discriminate against employees who exercise their rights under the OSH Act
  • Post OSHA citations and abatement verification notices at or near the worksite
  • Abate cited OSHA violations within the prescribed period
  • Respond to survey requests for data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, OSHA, or a designee of either agency

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Creating a Duty of Care Policy

By | Safety and Security

Every organization has some level of responsibility for their employees’ wellbeing when they’re on the job. However, it’s not enough to just hope that your employees are safe. You must think about what actions your organization can take to ensure duty of care compliance and enhance employee safety. Read More

Post-hurricane safety precautions

3 Post-Hurricane Safety Precautions for Facility Managers

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

When a hurricane strikes and everyone else is moving to higher ground, facilities managers are headed the other way—planning when they can return and assess the damage. Once the storm moves offshore or loses steam, they will likely be the first ones back to the office. No matter how well you’ve prepared your business for a hurricane, things will be chaotic. If you’re a facility manager, you need to be taking the correct post-hurricane safety precautions to ensure the property is ready for a safe re-entry so everyone can get back to work. Read More

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5 Steps To The Best Emergency Notification Software Implementation

By | Communications, Customers

The Key to Finding The Right Mass Notification Software Solution

Purchasing new enterprise software involves multiple steps including a needs assessment, budget allocation, vetting, contract negotiations, and finally, the purchase. However, determining if a potential solution is the right fit goes beyond requirements and budget. You may have the best emergency notification software, but without proper implementation you might as well be using tin cans and string. One of the biggest indicators of viability is how easy the software is to implement. No matter how sleek the solution, if it’s difficult to implement, it will impact adoption and ROI. Read More

Best Practices For Hurricane preparation

How Leading Companies Prepare for and Recover from Hurricanes

By | Emergency Management

In a typical year, the U.S. experiences 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes.

“Typical,” however, doesn’t describe our last season.

In 2017, there were 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes. The NOAA attributes the irregularity on “the lack of El Niño conditions in the equatorial Pacific, with La Niña conditions developing near the end of the season.”

Experts don’t expect the 2018 season to fare much better. Read More