It’s every organization’s duty to keep their workplace safe for their employees. However, there are lots of regulations that you need to follow to accomplish this especially from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which is the regulatory body that looks into these compliances.
November is already here, and soon, it’ll officially be winter. While it’s still warm and sunny right now in some parts of the U.S., the snow shall quickly replace these conditions. Winter can be a challenging time for everyone. The weather is unpredictable, and snowstorms can strike quickly in areas not used to these occurrences.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 5,147 workers died from work-related injuries in the U.S. in 2017. This brought the fatal injury rate to 3.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers. Additionally, a worker is injured on their job every 7 seconds. This equals to 104 million production days lost due to work-related injuries in 2017.
Whether you work for a manufacturing plant with 1,000s of employees or a small rural hospital, keeping your employees safe is paramount to ensure they can safely and confidently get the job done. With the advent of new risks appearing every year, this can make your job extremely difficult. Fortunately, standards and best practices for keeping your employees safe have evolved over the years helping you stay at the forefront of employee safety. One of those standards is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1600 Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management.
The advent of information technology (IT) has greatly improved business processes in organizations across the world. Every business, big or small, uses IT to facilitate communication, automate operations, and carry out a plethora of other activities. This, in turn, has helped many companies improve efficiency and generate higher revenue.
In July, six hospitals fell victim to ransomware, phishing, and other cybersecurity breaches. However, these aren’t scattered incidents. Nearly 55% of healthcare companies in the U.S. claimed that they faced cyberattacks. According to the 2018 Horizon Report, almost 100% of all web applications that are connected to critical health systems are vulnerable to cyberattacks.
An average shopping mall has anywhere between 50 to 100 stores. In addition, mall sizes can range from a few hundred thousand square feet to millions. In order to deal with so many tenants spread across this vast area, shopping malls need to have a communication plan in place.
Hospitals are places that are meant to heal people after a natural disaster strikes or health emergencies. However, they can become places of disasters and violence due to natural calamities, internal or external threats.
The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) was passed in December 2006 and has great implications for preparedness and response activities of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) during emergencies.
Making the most of what information technology and digital marketing channels have to offer is no longer a novelty in the corporate environment, yet some companies from industries other than retail and hospitality still don’t understand the need of a professional and effective communication system. In the industrial environment, the use of modern communication solutions and the implementation of communication strategies are still at a lower rate compared with other industries, and although things are changing for the better, there exists a general state of confusion regarding what communication solution to use and why should a company need to have such a solution in place.
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