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An emergency planning guide for facilities

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/10/18 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Risk in HSE, safety tips, HSE in Business, Emergencies in the Workplace, HSE training, Risk management, Health and Safety, Workplace safety, HSE best practice, Office safety, Ergonomics, Facilities management

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Many facilities managers (FM) prefer to maintain a behind-the-scenes role in the buildings they oversee. If people can’t see the work you do, you’re doing your job well, right? In an emergency, however, FMs must run point because they know the space better than anyone, and are able to marshal resources quickly and get people where they need to go.

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Isolation procedures for confined spaces

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/13/17 5:30 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Emergencies in the Workplace, risk evaluation, hazards, Confined spaces, Risk assessment

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Before any person enters a confined space, you must isolate any potentially hazardous services. Today we take a look at the two main methods of isolation.

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How to respond to 9 uncommon workplace emergencies

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/18/17 1:00 PM / by SAMTRAC posted in Emergencies in the Workplace, 2017

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By its very nature, no one can predict an emergency. But you can prepare for one. Employers need to take the time ensure they have the training and planning in place to effectively respond to an emergency. An emergency is defined as any unforeseen crisis that demands an immediate response.

Emergencies in the workplace can include:

  • a disruption of work
  • harm to employees or customers
  • damage to materials, equipment, or facilities.
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How to respond to 9 common workplace emergencies

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/26/16 9:00 AM / by SAMTRAC posted in Emergencies in the Workplace

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By its very nature, no one can predict an emergency. But you can prepare for one. Employers need to take the time ensure they have the training and planning in place to effectively respond to an emergency. An emergency is defined as any unforeseen crisis that demands an immediate response.

Emergencies in the workplace can include:

  • a disruption of work
  • harm to employees or customers
  • damage to materials, equipment, or facilities.
This blog will examine how to respond to nine of the most common types of emergencies.
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