Emergency Management http://ehstoday.com/taxonomy/term/6600/more en 36 Deaths and Counting: Why the Ghost Ship Tragedy Should Haunt Safety Advocates http://ehstoday.com/blog/36-deaths-and-counting-why-ghost-ship-tragedy-should-haunt-safety-advocates <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2016/10/25/uploads/2016/12/oakland.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 397px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left;" title="Memorials such as this one are appearing near the site the Ghost Ship warehouse fire that claimed the lives of at least 36 people on Dec. 2, 2016 in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)" /></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/36-deaths-and-counting-why-ghost-ship-tragedy-should-haunt-safety-advocates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/36-deaths-and-counting-why-ghost-ship-tragedy-should-haunt-safety-advocates#comments Emergency Management Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:00:00 +0000 51671 at http://ehstoday.com One Worker Dead, Five Injured When the Colonial Pipeline in Rural Alabama Explodes http://ehstoday.com/environment/one-worker-dead-five-injured-when-colonial-pipeline-rural-alabama-explodes <div class="field-deck"> Contractors were working on the line “to restore system integrity” following a September gasoline leak. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fires are still burning at the site of a gasoline pipeline explosion in Alabama on Oct. 31. A crew of contractors from L. E. Bell Construction was working on the Colonial Pipeline line in Shelby County around 3 p.m. when their equipment struck the line, causing the explosion. One worker was killed and five others were injured, four with serious burns.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/one-worker-dead-five-injured-when-colonial-pipeline-rural-alabama-explodes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/one-worker-dead-five-injured-when-colonial-pipeline-rural-alabama-explodes#comments Emergency Management Environment Safety News Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:29:00 +0000 50971 at http://ehstoday.com <p>An explosion along the Colonial Pipeline in Shelby County, Ala., on Oct. 31 killed one worker and injured five others and caused the evacuation of homes and businesses within a three-mile radius.</p> Phil Montgomery/Alabama Forestry Commission ESFI Teams with Siemens to Support Fire Prevention Week [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/fire-prevention-week <div class="field-deck"> Siemens technology and the Electrical Safety Foundation International’s proactive approach to fire safety help prevent fires in residential, commercial and industrial settings. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As part of its annual effort to promote <a href="https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.firepreventionweek.org_&amp;d=DQIF-g&amp;c=H98lxvesFHsl1ZPcztRg4g&amp;r=wl8LxMf7W1a5tNpUrLyQVgyhVDNc9jvXLAGUieOHfeE&amp;m=8dr8V7EEQtfoC6MuHVvveQUY4e5316903kPVS_8gSG0&amp;s=zfMJ0_NQns9jIpvRcio6V68ydyTkO-Pad01frIhv6pw&amp;e=" target="_blank">Fire Prevention Week</a>, which is Oct.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fire-prevention-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fire-prevention-week#comments Emergency Management Safety Arc Flash News Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:46:00 +0000 50651 at http://ehstoday.com ThinkStock American Workers Are Not Prepared for an Emergency http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/american-workers-are-not-prepared-emergency <div class="field-deck"> A new poll from the National Safety Council reveals that one-third of American workers are not prepared for an emergency, and that's not good news with Hurricane Matthew knocking on our door. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As businesses and residents from Florida to North Carolina prepare to evacuate in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, it might be a good time to ask your employees if they feel like they would be prepared in the event of an emergency.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/american-workers-are-not-prepared-emergency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/american-workers-are-not-prepared-emergency#comments Emergency Management News Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:03:00 +0000 50451 at http://ehstoday.com <p>This NOAA handout image, taken by the GOES satellite at 1315 UTC ,shows Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea heading towards Jamacia, Haiti and Cuba on Oct. 3. Evacuations have started from Florida through North Caroline in anticipation of Matthew traveling up the east coast.</p> NOAA via Getty Images Fifteen Years After 9/11: EHS Today Looks Back http://ehstoday.com/safety/fifteen-years-after-911-ehs-today-looks-back <div class="field-deck"> EHS Today has published more than 300 articles that examine the events and aftermath of 9/11. No other event has impacted this magazine – or our country – more. Fifteen years later, we still think about it, talk about it and feel the impact of it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As I write this while working from home on Sept. 8, it is a warm, sunny, perfect late-summer day. Almost too warm. Almost too perfect. It&rsquo;s hard to believe that autumn, followed quickly by winter, will be here before I know it.</p> <p>On Sept. 11, 2001, my circumstances were different: I was living in a different home, had a different job, was &ldquo;almost&rdquo; engaged to a different man, had different dogs&hellip; One thing was the same: it was a warm, sunny, perfect late-summer day and I was working from home. Life could not have been sweeter.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/fifteen-years-after-911-ehs-today-looks-back" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/fifteen-years-after-911-ehs-today-looks-back#comments Construction Emergency Management MSHA Environment OSHA Industrial Hygiene Respirators Safety News Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:09:00 +0000 50011 at http://ehstoday.com <p><span>Work continues at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center attacks Oct. 29, 2001 in New York City. </span></p> Mario Tama/Getty Images Smoked Out: Are Firefighters in More Danger than Ever Before? http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/smoked-out-are-firefighters-more-danger-ever <div class="field-byline"> By Carla Williams </div> <div class="field-deck"> New construction materials are making firefighting more hazardous to the health and well being of first responders, as well as building tenants and homeowners. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>At first glance, our towns and neighborhoods may look safer from fire hazards than they were 50 years ago. Today&#39;s homes and businesses are equipped with more advanced fire and smoke sensors, and firefighters have more durable safety equipment and a deeper knowledge of fire fighting. American cities also enforce strict fire safety codes and other building regulations to prevent fires and minimize risks when they do occur.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/smoked-out-are-firefighters-more-danger-ever" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/smoked-out-are-firefighters-more-danger-ever#comments Emergency Management Respirators Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:51:00 +0000 49891 at http://ehstoday.com Government: West Fertilizer Fire and Explosion Was a Criminal Act http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/government-west-fertilizer-fire-and-explosion-was-criminal-act <div class="field-deck"> ATF announces a $50,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the West, Texas tragedy. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Houston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the fire and subsequent explosion that took the lives of 15 people at the West Fertilizer Plant in West, Texas, on April 17, 2013.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/government-west-fertilizer-fire-and-explosion-was-criminal-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/government-west-fertilizer-fire-and-explosion-was-criminal-act#comments Emergency Management Safety News Thu, 12 May 2016 15:24:00 +0000 47841 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Debris litters a farmer&#39;s field after An explosion leveled the West Fertilizer Co., shown from the air on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas.</p> Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Are You Prepared to Address Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Your Workplace? http://ehstoday.com/cardiac-workplace <div class="field-byline"> Bob Risk </div> <div class="field-deck"> Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to almost anyone anywhere, including work. Will your employees know what to do if a co-worker experiences this life-threatening situation? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The mantra, &quot;better to be safe than sorry,&quot; couldn&#39;t be more applicable to workplace safety. While organizations plan for a multitude of potential scenarios that could threaten the safety of employees &ndash;ranging from health epidemics to natural disasters &ndash; they often overlook cardiac arrest. </p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/cardiac-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/cardiac-workplace#comments Emergency Management Health Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:49:00 +0000 47571 at http://ehstoday.com Sandy Says: Burn Baby Burn http://ehstoday.com/blog/sandy-says-burn-baby-burn <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Will the Republican National Convention spark riots in Cleveland? At least one political candidate seems to think so.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/sandy-says-burn-baby-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Management Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:16:00 +0000 46281 at http://ehstoday.com Putting Out Fires in the Factory http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/putting-out-fires-factory <div class="field-deck"> Volunteer firefighter Glen Thompson brings his life-saving hobby to the office, where he serves as safety manager for Modern Fasteners. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It&#39;s still dark when a red Dodge truck turns into the parking lot of Modern Fasteners, its headlights and a handful of streetlights the only illumination of the industrial driveway in Brook Park, Ohio.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/putting-out-fires-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/putting-out-fires-factory#comments Emergency Management Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:30:00 +0000 45951 at http://ehstoday.com Photo provided by Glen Thompson