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After the Storm: Hurricane Cleanup Tips

Every week, it seems as if a new hurricane emerges. This fall, we’ve seen the devastating impact of these storms first hand in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. […]

CTEH How-To: Emergency Action Plans

Emergencies happen. If an incident occurs at your workplace, do you have an emergency action plan (EAP) in place to get employees out swiftly and safely? According to the Occupational […]

Safety 101: Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality

This year, we’ve seen rampant wildfires move across the western U.S. As these fires have torn through the landscape, they’ve released smoke and ash into the air—creating dangerous breathing conditions […]

The Hidden Dangers of Floodwater

From Harvey to Maria, 2017 has already seen an above-normal hurricane season with frequent and intense storms affecting the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and eastern U.S. With their high winds, […]

Meet the Global Preparedness and Crisis Management Team

Plan, organize, train, exercise and improve. From well control events to offshore oil spills, the CTEH Global Preparedness and Crisis Management team provides incident management and response services to help […]

Alert, alert! It’s National Fire Prevention Week (Oct 4-10)

Have you ever left the room while dinner’s cooking on the stove? What about a candle burning in your bedroom? How many of you have turned on a space heater […]

Hurricane Season: Getting Prepared, Part I

The 2014 hurricane season is upon us, and it’s never too late to check your readiness in case you are in the path of a storm. According to the National […]

Response Steps

When the Call Comes: CTEH’s Six Steps to Emergency Response

A train has derailed somewhere on the other side of the country and chemicals may have been released. The staff at CTEH gets the call to respond. What happens next? […]

Five Evacuation Safety Tips

Almost every day, people are asked or required to evacuate from their homes or businesses for a host of reasons. Many of these evacuations are small in scale and impact […]