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  • Got Oxygen?

    With roads closed and no power, General Welding Supply Corp. supplied medical oxygen to nearly every hospital on Long Island for five days during Hurricane Sandy. They had a plan.

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  • DOT Training Requirements

    I have written several articles and Traffic Bulletins on training and there is good reason. It consistently ranks as the number one inquiry from members and it continues to be one of the most cited issues by DOT inspectors who visit our members. I want to touch on the high points of the main training [...]

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  • Ten Reasons Why GAWDA Membership Is A Home Run

    The business world is changing, and the rules seem to change at the same rate. By Jim Herring and Kelly Bladow

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  • Recognize The Threat

    Customer qualification helps ensure legitimate transactions involving your products. By Lawrence J. Piotti

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  • An Incident Shared Is An Injury Spared

    The GAWDA Safety Committee is rolling out a new initiative aimed at improving safety procedures at member operations. The initiative is called Accident and Incident Sharing and is an information source about real-world accidents and incidents that have happened to GAWDA members. By Kelly Bladow.

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  • Weathering The Storms

    An emergency action plan can save the life of your business. For a business hit by a disaster, be it natural or man-made, preparation and response can be the difference between failure and survival.

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  • Fright Night

    Safety scares and frightful regulations to make hardened tricksters gulp.

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  • GAWDA’s Guardians Of Safety

    GAWDA's Safety Committee works to ensure that members and end-users are operating in the safest manner possible.

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  • Storm Warning

    Key considerations for creating a disaster and emergency recovery plan.

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  • Developing A Safety Program

    Management commitment, OSHA partnership, positive rewards, case management, training and education, and engineering designs are key to a successful safety program. By Jennifer Ewing.

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