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Integrating Pets into Your Emergency ...

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What is the PETS Act? The Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act (PETS) of 2006 was passed following Hurricane Katrina.     Images of abandoned animals, as well as the knowledge that many individuals and families refused to evacuate when they found that they couldn’t take their pets with them spurred legislators into passi [...]

Workplace Safety Preparedness, Includ...

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Planning and Responding to Workplace Emergencies Does your workplace have an Emergency Action Plan (EAP)? Nobody expects an emergency or disaster. Yet emergencies and disasters can strike anyone, anytime, anywhere. Employers should establish effective safety and health management systems and prepare their workers to handle emergencies before [...]

Report: More Oil Was Spilled from Tra...

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Lac-Megantic, Quebec Blaze. Photo Credit: Risque Majeurs et Environment In an analysis of federal data, the McClatchly news service reports that more oil was spilled from trains in 2013 than the total amount spilled since records started being kept.   Using data reported by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the [...]

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