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Do You Need a Wildfire Smoke Mask?

Now that summer is here, the threat of wildfires is on the minds of people in many parts of the United States. When wildfires burn, they often devastate hundreds or thousands of acres, and smoke can spread and can affect people many miles away from sites that are burning. A wildfire smoke mask might protect you from adverse health effects. How Smoke from Wildfires Can Affect People’s Health Wildfire smoke can irritate the lungs, eyes, nose, and [...]

By |2020-07-08T13:28:49+00:00July 8th, 2020|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Respond Systems, Safety Training|Comments Off on Do You Need a Wildfire Smoke Mask?

California’s Earthquake Warning App: How to Keep Your Business Protected

Over 143 million Americans in 39 states live in areas with significant seismic risk. The danger is particularly high in California and other West Coast states. Each year, earthquakes cause billions of dollars in damage. Earthquakes can strike seemingly without warning, but technology has been developed that can detect the first sign of an earthquake and send alerts to give people and businesses a small amount of time to prepare. How Does It Work? ShakeAlert can detect [...]

By |2019-11-07T19:24:39+00:00November 7th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, General, Safety Training|Comments Off on California’s Earthquake Warning App: How to Keep Your Business Protected

Preparing the Workplace to Survive an Office Shooting

It’s an unfortunate state of affairs: each day around the country, countless school children have “lockdown drills” to prepare them to protect themselves should a violent individual enter the building. But violent situations occur in workplaces, too, and few companies prepare their employees for what to do should a shooter or other individual intent on causing harm enter the workplace. It’s worth it to take a few minutes to let your employees know what they should do [...]

By |2019-10-22T13:15:53+00:00October 22nd, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Preparing the Workplace to Survive an Office Shooting

More Businesses in Search of Active Shooter Training

Mass shootings have become alarmingly frequent occurrences, causing Americans to realize that gun violence can happen anywhere. This has prompted an increasing number of business owners to provide active shooter training so their employees will know what to do if violence occurs at their workplace. Why Is Active Shooter Training Necessary? Many people have no idea what to do if they suddenly hear gunfire, and people often panic when they find themselves in that situation. Receiving training [...]

By |2019-09-19T18:48:20+00:00September 19th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on More Businesses in Search of Active Shooter Training

Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for Small Business

Hurricane season began on the first of June, but it tends to peak at this time of year. With a potentially deadly storm currently approaching Florida and many smaller forms on their way across the South Atlantic Ocean, it’s a good time to review how to keep your business and your employees safe in the event of a hurricane event. Even if you don’t experience a direct hit, flooding from heavy rain can cause dangerous situations. Plan [...]

By |2019-08-30T17:09:17+00:00August 30th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, General, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Hurricane Preparedness Best Practices for Small Business

What’s The Best Respirator For Smoke?

If you’re a resident of Southern California, then chances are you’ve experienced, or at least heard about, wildfires. To protect yourself, your coworkers, and friends from inhaling this dangerous smoke, it’s best to know what type of respirator mask to wear. There are a few different respirator masks to choose from, but the N95 protects against smoke the best. The “N” has 2 meanings: first, it means that these masks are “Not Oil Resistant.” This means that [...]

By |2019-08-13T20:31:18+00:00August 13th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety|Comments Off on What’s The Best Respirator For Smoke?

Earthquake Supplies Every Southern Cali Office Should Have

If you live in California, then you know how important earthquake preparedness is to the well-being of your friends, coworkers, family, and employees. Nobody wants to be in the thick of an earthquake, but considering how often they occur in California, it’s better to be prepared for the worst. Although California earthquakes are frequent, the LA Times found that most residents were unprepared for “the big one,” despite constant warnings that it was coming.   In response [...]

By |2019-07-17T18:40:57+00:00July 17th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid|Comments Off on Earthquake Supplies Every Southern Cali Office Should Have

Get Your Disaster Supplies Ready in Advance of an Emergency

The state of California is, unfortunately, one of the most prone regions in the U.S. to a natural disaster. From wildfires to earthquakes, floods, landslides, tsunamis, and other storms – the state has had its fair share of hazardous conditions. If you’re looking to keep your southern California business protected in the event of a sudden natural disaster, planning is key. Never wait until the very last minute when getting supplies is scarce or weather makes its [...]

By |2019-06-17T18:25:16+00:00June 17th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, First Aid, General, Respond Systems, Safety Training, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Get Your Disaster Supplies Ready in Advance of an Emergency

Preparing Your Business or Home for Wildfires and Other Emergencies

May is National Building Safety Month, so it’s a good time to go over your plans of action in case of a workplace emergency. The warm weather brings tornadoes in some parts of the country, hurricanes in others and wildfires largely (but not exclusively) out west. All these events can happen during work hours, so it’s a good idea to be prepared to keep your employees and your property safe. Wildfire Season May 4 was marked by [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:47:05+00:00May 24th, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on Preparing Your Business or Home for Wildfires and Other Emergencies

April is Tornado Preparedness and Earthquake Readiness Month: Is Your Business Ready?

While most business owner’s worry about a lack of sales as being the worst thing a company can face, natural disasters should also figure into management’s preplanning efforts. April is Tornado Preparedness Month as well as Earthquake Readiness month. It’s worthwhile to take the time to evaluate your organization’s safety procedures in the event of either a tornado or an earthquake. After all, there is almost no part of the country where some type of natural disaster [...]

By |2019-05-31T13:43:11+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Disaster Preparedness, General, Respond Systems|Comments Off on April is Tornado Preparedness and Earthquake Readiness Month: Is Your Business Ready?