On August 7 and 8, 2017, Safety, Health, and Environment (SHE) professionals from Virginia and the Carolinas participated in the 16th annual Environmental, Energy, Health, and Safety School sponsored by the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) held at the North Carolina State University (NCSU) McKimmon Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Draper Aden Associates, an NCMA Business Partner, coordinated the “Special Topics” classroom sessions, including a two-part session on Emergency Preparedness.
Most of us along the Atlantic Coast think about hurricanes when we hear “emergency preparedness”, and rightly so! We are now in the middle of hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted 14 to 19 named storms in 2017 and two to five of those could become major hurricanes.
Every business, small or large, should plan against natural hazards such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods. But even on a clear day, unexpected incidents could cause your company hardship.... Continue Reading