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Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness for High-Risk Industries

Webinar: Hurricane Preparedness for High-Risk Industries
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

While long range forecasts are notoriously unreliable, the team at Tropical Storm Risk are anticipating activity 30% above the near norm, and 50% above the long-term norms this hurricane season. From 1990-2019, hurricanes and other natural hazards have led to approximately 29,000 reports of hazardous materials releases to the National Response Center (NRC) every year. While this overall number has stayed relatively steady over this time period, the number of events caused by hurricanes has been increasing since 2004 and hurricanes are now one of the leading causes of weather-related hazmat releases in the United States (Santella, 2023). Whether these predictions are accurate or not, there remains an imperative to ensure organizations fully prepare for the hurricane season to come. To support our customers in preparing for this Hurricane season, CHEMTREC is delighted to welcome a panel of experts to share their experiences and insight into hurricane planning and preparedness.

Expert panelists for the webinar:

  • Nick Gunia, President, K.G. International, Inc.
  • Kevin Nero, Vice President of Operations, Brenntag Essentials North America Coastal Chemical
  • Rebecca O’Donnell, Associate Director, Process Safety & Occupational Health, American Chemistry Council
  • Jamie Merriman, IOD Center of Excellence Sr. Security/Safety Specialist, Indorama Ventures

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