Category Archives: Emergency Response

Emergency Response

Washing Your Hands: When to Do it, How to Do it, and Why You Need to Do it

How to wash hands properly

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, washing your hands is the best way to protect yourself from getting sick. Especially now that we are in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping your hands clean is of top-most priority to help prevent the virus from spreading. Why You Need to Wash Your Hands: […]

Hiring a Hazmat Service Company: Being Careful of an Ambush to Avoid Bad Business

Hazmat service company for hire

Many hazmat service companies today attempt to get your business by touting “new technology,” “patented equipment,” “great safety records,” “lowest rates,” “age of their business,” “no regulatory violations,” and so on.   Most are financially desperate and will say or do anything to make a sale.  After being in the environmental business for over thirty years, […]

Coronavirus Prevention: How to Prevent the Naughty Coronavirus from Spreading in Your Home and Workplace

how to prevent the coronavirus from entering your home and workplace

If you still think the Coronavirus isn’t real, I’ll tell you now, it is. It’s real, it’s here, it’s getting people sick, and some are even dying. In the United States, the Coronavirus curve is nowhere near flattening… at least not yet.  Worldwide, there still isn’t a vaccine that will make you immune to this […]

How COVID-19 is Affecting 5 Business Industries and How Coronavirus Remediation Can Help Them Stay Afloat

COVID-19 has changed the lives of almost, if not all, people in the United States. The virus has disrupted the operating systems of most businesses – cutting costs and personnel, plus changing their standard operating procedures. While businesses are staying resilient over this pandemic, I believe that we cannot return to our old ways probably within the next year. The best […]

Safety: a Workplace Priority

Safety in the workplace is one of those things that is often taken for granted. No one goes to work thinking that they’ll have an accident or injury that prevents them from going home at the end of their shift. Unfortunately, workplace accidents are very much a reality. OSHA states that 5,147 workers were killed […]

Dress for Success: The Importance of PPE

Not every workplace is the same.  For many employees, functionality supersedes style when it comes to the garments they wear on the job.  Clothing that is durable and comfortable is a must for employees whose work is vigorous or dirty.  In some industries, the outerwear we use doesn’t just make our jobs easier; it saves […]

Emergencies Happen

What constitutes an emergency?  Managers may find themselves asking this question at one point or another in their careers.  Even though the busy hum of day-to-day operations might make it difficult to plan for ‘what if’ scenarios, emergency situations should be taken seriously.  Employers who strive for accident free workplaces through intensive training and maintenance […]

Low Hazard Spills

There are millions of products that are manufactured, transported and utilized all over the world.  Transporting and storing materials in bulk reduces costs and increases a business’s ability to meet customer demands and make profits.  Handling materials in bulk has many benefits, but it also comes with an inherit risk of having a large spill. […]

Spill Response; a Complicated Business

As anyone who’s handled a chemical spill response from beginning to end can attest, it’s complicated.  Depending on where a spill occurs, there can be many players involved in the response.  A small spill in a warehouse will be completely different from a spill in a public or natural area.  Local police, fire and environmental officials […]

The Secret to HazMat Response

Protect has been in the business of responding to hazardous material spills for over twenty years.  During that time, new technologies and techniques have been introduced and marketed as a ‘cure all’ for environmental remediation needs.   These new technologies may show promise in certain circumstances, but each one comes with limitations.  Experienced safety and […]