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When Catastrophes "Go Viral"
April 2016

When a catastrophe occurs today, comments, pictures and video are likely to appear on the Internet as it happens. But when social media posts about a catastrophe go viral, the company involved can be in for a struggle.
Disaster Response: Managing the Environmental Risks
April 2015
Responding to environmental disasters of varying magnitudes carries many challenges and potential costs. Preparedness and timing are critical to a successful response and businesses that develop and put in place a proactive, pre-tested disaster plan have the best chance of getting their operations back up and running as quickly and safely as possible.
Managing Workforce Medical Care for Remote and Cross-Country Projects
March 2015

A crucial part of managing any construction project is keeping workers safe and making sure that they have access to timely and effective medical treatment in case of an accident. This becomes a greater challenge when the project is in a remote or sparsely populated location or when the project moves across electrical distribution lines, highways, and pipelines. This ESIS paper examines these issues and offers construction companies recommendations that can help them be better prepared for dealing with workplace injuries.

ESIS HSE Advisory: The Shock of Electrical Risks
December 2014
 
  Ensuring electrical safety can be as simple as turning off electrical installations and equipment before beginning work. If power cannot be shut off, then personal protective equipment and other risk mitigation measures are necessary. These two steps encapsulate the overarching message of the National Fire Protection Agency: (NFPA) 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. These detailed recommendations form the core of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) regulations.
ESIS HSE Advisory: Occupational Disease Investigation: Food and Consumer Good Flavorings
November 2014
 
  New chemical compounds are emerging in the workplace, some of which present potential occupational disease exposure issues. Even before causation between compounds and health issues is proven, employers could face employee complaints, concerns and even workers compensation claims.
ESIS Advisory. Breaking the Code to the Sustainable Electronics Supply Chain
October 2014
 
  Some of the world’s leading electronics companies are transforming their global supply chains. Through the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Code of Conduct they are working together to improve efficiency and social, ethical, and environmental responsibility.
ESIS.  Building An Effective Strategy For Managing Construction Risk
April 2014
 ESIS Building An Effective Strategy For Managing Construction Risk Even the most safety-conscious company may experience accidents, so it is crucial to have the resources to effectively handle claims, help workers recover, and avoid future accidents. A comprehensive risk management strategy starts with a dedication to continually improve safety but should extend through the entire claims process, and include loss trends and analysis to identify areas for improvement and drive cost savings.

ESIS Advisory. Energy Exploration & Production: Transportation Risk
April 2014

 Esis Advisory. Energy Exploration & Production: Transportation Risk This paper addresses transportation risk trends emerging in the upstream oil and gas exploration and production business and delves into some of the root causes and related risks. We also explore best practices and steps that producers and oilfield service providers can apply to protect their employees, stakeholders and the communities in which they work.