Lab Explosions Injure Your Kids

If your kids go to school K-12, or college; or if you’re an administrator K-16, be warned that the federal government is—once again—taking sharp notice of lab safety at your school/campus. Sparked by an explosion with serious injuries in a school in Manhattan on 2 January 2014, the federal Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is hopping mad that schools and campuses at all levels are not listening to their warnings on lab safety. This comes on the heels of OSHA which periodically erupts with inspection activity at schools and campuses like yours re the compliance of their Lab Safety regulations (29 CFR 1910.1450) and their Hazard Communication regulations (29 CFR 1910.1200). You can review this ... Read more »

September 11 and Training

My wife and I just visited the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero. Emotionally poignant and beautifully done. This anniversary should remind us about training. On the morning of September 11, 2001, one company with 2,600+ people present in the South ... Read more »

He asked me, “Are We REALLY Ready?”

A new client gestured to a bookshelf stuffed with planning paperwork and asked me, “Bo, are we really ready?” It was an insightful question. What is emergency readiness? Just because you have a lot of pages in plans does not ipso facto equal ... Read more »