Arc Flash and FR Clothing

What is an Arc Flash? NFPA 70E defines an arc flash as the sudden release of unexpected heat and light energy produced by electricity passing through the air, similar to lightning.  Simply put, an arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from…

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EPA Seeks Comments on Risk Management Program Revision

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized the Safer Communities by Chemical Accident Prevention (SCCAP) rule, which amends its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to reduce the likelihood of accidental releases at chemical facilities and improve emergency response activities if/when those releases occur.  This provides additional protection to those living near facilities with high…

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Dust Safety Science Podcast: Steps to Investigating a Combustible Dust Fire or Explosion

Brian Dunagan, Managing Consultant and Chief Investigator at IFO Group was recently featured on the Dust Safety Science podcast to discuss his experience with combustible dust investigations.  Brian is a certified fire and explosion Investigator and a certified fire investigator instructor who has led and managed multiple, extremely large-loss process safety incidents investigations. During this interview, he answers…

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Effective Training within a Workplace Safety Program

Did you know that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has more than 100 standards that contain training requirements? Quality safety and health training is an important element of a workplace safety program as it helps prevent work-related injuries and illnesses. Effective training also encourages workers through educating and empowering to advocate for safer…

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A Structured Approach to Incident Investigation

We are often called to assist after a catastrophic accident, especially those involving a fire, explosion, structural collapse, toxic chemical release, pipeline failure, occupational fatality and/or major injury. These types of incidents trigger immediate cascading consequences including intense regulatory and media scrutiny, notifications to insurers, and the involvement of numerous affected stakeholders.  All of this…

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Industrial Security Preparation and Planning

In light of recent “active shooter” incidents occurring around the country, employers need to strongly consider improving their planning and preparation for an active shooter or other violent incidents in their workplaces.  For many organizations, workplace violence planning starts and stops with telling their employees to dial 911 and let law enforcement deal with any incidents.   Unfortunately,…

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Third Party Audits Should be an Integral Part of Your Audit Program

As consultants, we are frequently asked to conduct a variety of third-party audits ranging in scope from corporate management systems to process safety management compliance and an incredible diversity of topics in between.   A question that we are frequently asked is: Why should we invest time and financial resources into third party auditing?  Some typical…

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2022 Exposition & In-Person Event Calendar

As a service-focused company, we place importance on personal contact. Listed below is our 2022 trade show calendar to find out when you can meet us in person – we look forward to seeing you soon! Date Conference Location April 22 Gulf Coast AIHA/ASSP Houston, TX Houston, TX May 23 – 25 AIHce EXPO Music…

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