Category Archives: emergency response

Bad News + Prepping the Boss For interviews = a Bad Day For You.

The following article is from Kevin Sullivan, our VP Marketing and PR.  Even in this social media-driven age, I find employers to be woefully unprepared to respond to inquiries about a workplace fatality, union corporate campaign, an executive’s public bad … Continue reading

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Did Your Business Learn From This Year’s Apocalyptic Storms?

Laura Stack posted an excellent INC. article, “You Can’t Stop A Polar Vortex, But You Can Be Ready For The Next One.”  While I travel constantly, I live in Atlanta, so this is a visceral subject to me both as … Continue reading

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My Essential OSHA “Enforcement” Posts This Year.

These are the links I sent to F & P attorneys after recently conducting an in-house session on our workplace safety practice.  The focus of the links was not on building a safety culture, which is my favorite topic, or … Continue reading

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Combustible Dust Explosions and Compliance – Especially For Food Processors

  I have linked to an Interview by the good folks at Chem.Info.com, an excellent publication and provider, especially for food processors and related businesses.  We represented construction employers at the 2008 Port Wentworth Sugar Plant (Imperial Sugar) explosion and … Continue reading

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Workplace Violence Complaints Against a Nevada Assembly Member Illustrates Trends

I suspect that Nevada residents wish that the saying “What happens In Vegas stays in Vegas” applied to the embarrassing saga occurring in their State Assembly. My reason for starting this Blog was to have a way to alert clients about trends … Continue reading

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Protecting Employees During AND After Winter Storms

Our Portland, Maine office NEVER closes, so when I saw the internal announcement  that even that stolid crew was fleeing the storm, I knew it was bad. I am traveling on business through Sunday and do not have the opportunity … Continue reading

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