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Business Principles for the EHS Professional

Posted by Katy Lyden on July 28, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Being able to translate safety information into terms that business leaders will more easily understand and relate to is an important skill for EHS professionals. Understanding key business principles and when to apply them provides some synergy between the safety function and the business itself but it also solidifies the EHS professional as someone who understands the business side of things and how to incorporate safety into the overall business strategy.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Safety Tips, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Safety Metrics, Professional Development

Understanding the Goal of OSHA and What It Means for Your Program

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 26, 2021 at 4:37 PM

The goal of OSHA is not to be the bane of your existence (even if it feels that way). OSHA’s goal is the same as any EHS team: to ensure the best possible safety outcome for your workers. Here’s a closer look at what OSHA’s goal really is – and what it means for your business.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture

The OSHA Mandate: Why It's In Charge

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM

If you’re involved in the running of any sort of business, you likely know all about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This regulatory agency is responsible for making sure that federal health and safety laws are followed at all times in order to protect the rights of employees everywhere to have access to a safe work environment; if OSHA finds out you’ve been violating one of the many federal laws put on the books to protect those workers, it’s got the authority to come down on you hard in the form of penalties and fees.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management

Conveyor Belt Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 22, 2021 at 10:42 AM

The modern marvel of the conveyor belt is a mainstay in many production and fabrication facilities, enabling high levels of productivity for mass-production for more than a century. However, there’s a price to be paid for all this productivity: workplace accidents and injuries related to conveyors are common.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips, Incident Management, Machinery, Safety Management

Improving Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 21, 2021 at 6:18 PM

Employees deserve to work in conditions that are as reasonably safe as possible to ensure they are free from harm while on the job. This isn’t just wishful thinking, either; as an employer, you’re required by law to adhere to dozens, if not hundreds, of health and safety rules and regulations.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

A Business Owner's Guide to Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 19, 2021 at 2:31 PM

Owning your own business comes with tons of responsibilities. While they’re all important, one of the most crucial is ensuring safety in the workplace. This is a requirement no matter the size of your business or what industry it inhabits – if you’re running your own company, you’re ultimately the one who will be held responsible if poorly enforced or nonexistent safety regulations lead to workplace injuries.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips, Safety Management

Severe Weather Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Did you know that there are as many as 40,000 thunderstorms around the world on any given day? Or that the United States has more tornadoes than anywhere else in the world?

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips, Incident Management

How Managers Can Ensure a Safe Working Environment for Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 12, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Successful business happens because of successful employees, but successful managers are the ones who make the conditions that allow great employees to excel.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management

What Are the Most Common Accidents at Work?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 7, 2021 at 6:32 PM

If your company has the goal of creating a safe workplace, it’s best to start simple. That means addressing some of the most common accidents at work. Once you have the basics down, you can move onto more advanced safety measures. But the best thing you can do to set a good foundation is to understand the accidents and injuries that are most likely to occur and minimize your risk of those taking place.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

Working in the Dark: Safety Tips

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 1, 2021 at 1:33 PM

When it comes to workplace safety, there’s nothing worse than being left in the dark, figuratively and literally. As far as the latter is concerned, most companies have no choice but to have employees working at night or in dark conditions.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

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