Archives for August 2017

Floods and Emergency Preparedness

Floods can be serious catastrophes and they are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Floods can be caused by a variety of factors, including a sudden accumulation of rain, rising rivers, tidal surges, ice jams and dam failures. The most common cause of flooding is water due to rain and/or snowmelt that accumulates faster than soils can absorb it or rivers can ... [Continue Reading]

Safety Measures for Crystalline Silica Updated

Respirable crystalline silica presents an every-day safety hazard for the construction industry. Specifically, lung cancer, pulmonary and kidney disease. About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and ... [Continue Reading]