Articles by Karen Hamel

Wasted wipes: EPA's new rule eases handling of certain solvent-contaminated wipes

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More than ten years after the first proposal was published, EPA has issued a final rule amending the solid and hazardous waste management regulations for wipes containing various solvents.


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Plan to improve your walking surface safety

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Identifying problem areas throughout the facility, qualifying solutions and creating a specific plan to address slip and fall hazards will help promote floor safety and decrease lost work time incidents.


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Before a Big Spill: Are all your resources ready?

Updating contact information can help during an emergency
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Employees have been evacuated from the spill area. The onsite response team is suiting up and reviewing their plan to contain the spill and keep it from reaching a nearby creek.


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Before a big spill: Are all your resources ready?

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Employees have been evacuated from the spill area. The onsite response team is suiting up and reviewing their plan to contain the spill and keep it from reaching a nearby creek. Now is not the time to start frantically paging through a dust-covered spill response plan — or worse, an outdated phone book — to try to find a store in the area that might have a piece of equipment that the responders will need.


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Facility floor plans: 9 essentials to prevent slips and falls

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Slips and falls can happen in any facility.


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Fire safety

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When smoke fills a room or flames become visible in a building, it’s almost inevitable that someone will panic. Unfortunately, it is impossible to completely engineer this dynamic out of emergency plans. However, making it as easy as possible for people to get out of a building, and performing regular exit drills can help prevent chaos and confusion during an emergency.
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