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Monday, March 6, 2006 Issue 11   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 11  
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Helping Commercial Tenants Prepare for Emergencies Makes Business Sense
EPA Finalizes and Signs Amendment to the SPCC Rule
Tips for Protecting Workers During Winter
EH&E Introduces Health & Safety Compliance Portals for Hospitals, Healthcare & Biotech Companies
Unannounced JCAHO Surveys: Strategies for Maintaining Continuous Compliance
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Helping Commercial Tenants Prepare for Emergencies Makes Business Sense
by Robert Foster

While most leases hold the tenant wholly responsible for responding to site emergencies and for the protection of their employees, the landlord also stands to benefit from tenants who are well prepared for all types of emergencies. This can be particularly true when tenants store and use hazardous chemicals on-site, and when multiple tenants occupy a facility. In these cases, a proper response to a spill or a fast notification system can prevent a lot of problems affecting the building or property.


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EPA Finalizes and Signs Amendment to the SPCC Rule

On February 10, 2006, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson signed a final rule amending the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule. This action extends the SPCC compliance dates for all facilities until October 31, 2007.


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Tips for Protecting Workers During Winter
by David Shore

Imagine braving a 50 mph head wind with blinding snow and below freezing temperatures! Picture yourself on Mount Everest struggling to reach the summit? Now visualize your HVAC service technician traversing a snow-covered rooftop to check a faulty thermocouple or freeze-stat. The stark difference in safety is that the climber is probably better clothed and more protected from the cold than the service technician.


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