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Community Safety

The 2020 Midwest Derecho

By Director of Research and Development Randall H. Miller 2020 was a year of calamities, rightfully headlined by COVID-19. However, it also included hurricanes, earthquakes, civil unrest and the costliest derecho on record. A derecho is a complex of thunderstorms with winds greater than 58 mph (95 kph) with windspeeds over 100 mph (160 kph) […]

Industry Safety

Crisis Management: A Primer

By Regional Supervisor Todd Walker A Crisis Defined We started the hike early on a beautiful, crisp spring day in Southern California, but clouds had been slowly building throughout the morning. By noon, a gray haze had engulfed the trail on our ascent to Mt. San Antonio summit, as if curtains had been drawn over […]


Managing Driving Hazards

By Safety Manager Bill Spencer I’d venture to say the most dangerous activity each of us perform every day is operating a motor vehicle. Driving, as it’s more commonly known, has been one of America’s favorite pastimes for over a century. It’s something that’s a part of our lives from the time we’re placed into […]


Out of the Fire

Dustin Lauf, Regional Supervisor, CNUC California is a beautiful place to live. We Californians get to enjoy winding rivers, clear lakes, scenic mountains and miles upon miles of oceanic views. However, living in California isn’t always easy. In addition to winter, spring, summer and fall, Californians also go through the most dreaded season of all […]


Safety and Technology Revolutionized

By Regional Supervisors Brian Sprinkle and Patrick Larsen   Maintaining a culture of safety is paramount for any organization that works in the field. Not only does a safer work environment protect employees and the public, it also contributes to the financial bottom line. We have found that the best way to ensure safety stays […]


Training Tools Spotlight: Challenges of Working in Alaska

By Philip Chen, Manager of Research & Development Calling a work environment harsh or challenging can be a matter of perspective. For most in our industry, the bleakest work environment imaginable involves a cubicle and computer. For others, a cold rainy day. When preparing for my first trip to Alaska to work with Alex Olesen, […]