Juggling response planning, investigation, communication with regulatory agencies, and the safety of affected workers or nearby communities is no small task.
When an incident occurs, responsibilities start piling up. Juggling response planning, investigation, communication with regulatory agencies, and the safety of any potentially affected workers or nearby communities is no small task. Plus, there are still health and safety, industrial hygiene, and other risks that need to be addressed. All in all, incidents can quickly impact your bottom line and the health of safety of everyone involved without a quick, effective response.
Here, we provide suggestions for taking control and creating a better outcome through proactive incident response.
Many organizations wait until the conclusion of the emergency response phase prior to investigating the site, but there are significant benefits to starting the site investigation during the response, including getting accurate data to leadership as early as possible to ensure they have enough background to make effective decisions. This approach, as we say, turns data into dollars. Starting off on the right foot, using cutting-edge technology and data visualization, can bring you quickly through remediation and out of emergency response.
Continuous Engagement is Key
Once is not enough when it comes to engaging with regulatory authorities. You must keep federal, state, and local regulators current with any crucial updates to demonstrate that you are in control of the incident. This includes coordinating efforts with fire departments, the Coast Guard, the EPA, and other agencies and stakeholders.
Facilitate a Quick Closure
Once you have enough site data from investigations and regulatory engagement, you can drive full-site closure as quickly as possible. To quickly reach the incident management goal of returning to business as usual, this step is crucial. If you are in need of a partner to speed up the process through in-depth information analysis and collaboration with regulatory officials, Antea Group is ready and willing to partner with you and bring your site to closure
There are many factors to consider once the site is on the way to normalcy. Health and safety considerations, for example, can’t be ignored. From auditing and assessments to industrial hygiene and process safety management, it’s key to take time to manage concerns and create a safe environment for workers and the nearby population, if they were affected.
Lead with Peace of Mind
Circumstances surrounding incidents are typically stressful, busy, and chaotic, but with the right plan and the right partner, they don’t need to be. Antea Group incident response experts have the necessary tools, technology, and experience to help you through these tough situations so that incident management doesn’t feel like a dangerous balancing act. With Antea Group Incident Management (AIM) we speed the transition from initial to interim response so that you can focus on returning your asset to full operation.
Learn more about our approach to proactive incident management or check out the AIM intro video below. Contact us today if you need immediate support!
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