Archive for April, 2010

Sugar Refinery Trains for Industrial Fire, HAZMAT and Chemical Related Emergency Response

Ever wondered how a factory or processing plant goes about handling an emergency such as a fire or chemical spill? That was the focus of initial training recently begun at Imperial Sugar Company’s sugar refinery in Gramercy, Louisiana. OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) requires organizations that potentially have to respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials adapt a nationally recognized incident command system or ISC. “ICS is a systematic approach that uses a standardized and unified command structure to safely mitigate emergencies,” said Marc Holder, Training and Safety Manager and ICS trainer at the Gramercy plant. “There are basic levels of command, and…

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