Resources

Links to literature, articles, podcasts and archived webinars to help you stay connected with The IFO Group.

 

EPA Seeks Comments on Risk Management Program Revision

September 25, 2022

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

July 12, 2022

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

June 13, 2022

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

May 26, 2022

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

May 11, 2022

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

April 28, 2022

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

April 13, 2022

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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Lawyer Monthly:  An interview with David Prince, Managing Consultant at IFO Group

April 12, 2022

Workplace Safety Management:  How to Respond to a Catastrophe No business is immune to disaster, and none should take workplace safety for granted.  Hear from David Prince, Managing Consultant at IFO Group, who explores what happens in the lead-up to a catastrophic incident and how it can be dealt with in the aftermath. How can…

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Process Safety Management (PSM): What you need to know to develop an OSHA compliant program

April 12, 2022

Does your worksite have a covered process? Do you have on-site storage of chemicals? Do your workers handle or move highly hazardous chemicals? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is likely that you need to develop an OSHA compliant Process Safety Management (PSM) program. The unexpected release of highly hazardous toxic,…

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Podcast “The Consulting Side of Industrial Safety and Risk Management” with Brian Dunagan

April 30, 2021

Brian Dunagan, CEO at IFO Group, a Texas-based independent consultancy specializing in providing advanced industrial safety, security and risk management services, joins Fireman Dan to discuss the role his company has in the investigative reporting process of fires and explosions, and how their findings can help improve future risk management procedures.http://www.danfireman.com/podcast/the-consulting-side-of-industrial-safety-and-risk-management

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