Archive for the ‘Disaster Preparedness’ Category

Are You Interested In Reducing Your Business Risks?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

There is no question that operating a business comes with certain risks. The range of business exposure is evolving rapidly, but your organization can thrive and gain a competitive advantage if you know how to manage your risk. Here are a few suggestions: Follow insurance company loss control recommendations. These are designed to reduce the…Read More

A Business Guide to Earthquake Insurance

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Earthquakes occur almost every day in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland. Most are not large enough to cause damage, but sooner or later a big one will hit. The resulting damage, loss of life, and the impact on our economy could be devastating. Many businesses may not even give earthquake insurance much thought,…Read More

Slips & Falls during the Winter Months

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

The Armstrong Consultants want to remind you that slip and fall accidents account for 15% of all accidental deaths in the United States. Annually, an estimated one million Americans will have an injury related to a fall, 600,000 will be hospitalized and 17,000 deaths will occur. Due to the increased risk of snow and ice,…Read More

Lock-Out/Block-Out Planning

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

To comply with applicable OSHA standards, businesses are required to have a written plan on how to handle the lockout of energy isolating devices whenever maintenance or servicing is done on machines or equipment where the unexpected start-up of the machine or equipment could cause injury. Overview: How to comply with OSHA standards (click on…Read More

Winter Storm and Extreme Weather Preparedness

Monday, November 7th, 2016

According to an AccuWeather report, dry and mild weather is forecasted for the southern half of the nation with an exception for the Southeast as they can expect a chilly January with threats of damage to the region’s citrus crop. Frequent storms are expected to bring above-normal snowfall to the northeast and an extended winter…Read More

Passwords, Passwords, Passwords…

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

When safeguarding your data on the cyber scene from potential hackers; protecting, updating and maintaining secure passwords is one of the easiest and non-costliest things you can do. Our office recently experienced a hack of our telephone service through our voice messaging system. The result was international hackers taking over our phone lines and racking…Read More

Earthquakes – Being Prepared

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Earthquakes can be a bit unpredictable; however, USGS strives to narrow down the predictability of earthquake patterns and is a good source for seismic activity world-wide. More than likely you are aware if you reside in an earthquake prone area. Perhaps due to certain environmental changes in your area over recent years, you may now…Read More

Flooding…you never know when to expect!

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Flooding can happen just about anywhere when you least expect it, even in the desert! As remnants of Tropical Storm Javier swept through the Southwest in early August, Tucson was heavy hit with flash floods as reported by the Associated Press. Most recently, the devastation in Louisiana has affected over 50,000 homes and of those…Read More

Hazard Communication Planning

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

If your business handles hazardous material you are required by OSHA to maintain a written policy regarding the handling, care and disposal of those materials. The transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs which are required to include container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets…Read More

Disaster Preparedness- Emergency Communication List

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

When preparing an Emergency Response Plan for unexpected disasters a key ingredient is your Emergency Communication List. You may want to begin by choosing an emergency contact person outside of your geographic area because it may be easier to call long distance than locally after a disaster. Take a minute now to call or email…Read More

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