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When Do I Need to Re-“Fit-Test” My Respirator?
Fit testing is an essential function of any good respirator program. And the failure to wear a properly-fitted respirator can result in your ultimate demise. When we conduct respirator training or perform fit-testing, we instruct participants on when to retest. This is especially if certain events occur, such as dental surgery or weight loss. Often, Read more about When Do I Need to Re-“Fit-Test” My Respirator?[…]
Confined Space Rescue – The Right and Only Way
Remember those classes back in middle school where you had to create a step-by-step guide on how to assemble a sandwich? You know, first do this, then this, then that, and so on. It was right up there with sentence diagramming and the Pythagorean theorem on the list of things you never thought you would Read more about Confined Space Rescue – The Right and Only Way[…]
Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?
The number of school shooter incidents is rising every year. Local law enforcement and school officials are considering new and innovative approaches to grapple with these serious events. One approach they are trying is to store weaponry inside the school campus for protection. It sounds great in theory, but you must consider many factors before Read more about Should School Resource Officers Have Rifles Stored on Campus?[…]
Don’t Let Your Phone System Bring Down Your Emergency Plan
Technology constantly changes, but change doesn’t always mean for the better. I often wonder if tech designers ever get out in the field and hear feedback from their clients. Or even better, do they ever work in the field and have to use their own equipment? Sometimes what seems like a great idea in concept Read more about Don’t Let Your Phone System Bring Down Your Emergency Plan[…]
Don’t Make These Mistakes When Doing a D.O.T. Reasonable Suspicion Test
Drug testing has become increasingly difficult to understand and accomplish, especially in California. Marijuana is now legal for recreational purposes here, following years of being available for medicinal purposes. So, human resource managers and supervisors are in a new world navigating reasonable suspicion statutes. We received many questions regarding new and challenging situations at a Read more about Don’t Make These Mistakes When Doing a D.O.T. Reasonable Suspicion Test[…]
Loco Parentis – Don’t Go Beyond the Law
For many years I have been advising schools on the rights governed under loco parentis. In Latin, the term means “in place of a parent.” It is a basic tenet of student and childcare throughout federal and state law. California public schools have many regulations around the safety and security of children under their care. Read more about Loco Parentis – Don’t Go Beyond the Law[…]
The Next Emergency Threat– Nuclear Bombs
Let’s say we took a look at your standard emergency action plan. We flip through it and look for the different types of emergencies one tends to find in an EAP. For sure, we’ll find fire and earthquake. There should be an active shooter plan in there now. You probably have a newly updated Read more about The Next Emergency Threat– Nuclear Bombs[…]