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What Types of Extinguishers Are Appropriate for Your Workplace?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 15, 2021 at 11:53 AM

Whether you work in a traditional office or a manufacturing setting, fire is always a safety threat. Keeping fire extinguishers on hand and teaching employees about fire exits are both critical components of workplace safety. However, not everyone realizes that there are different types of extinguishers that serve different purposes. It’s up to company managers and supervisors to make sure they have the right one.

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

Essential Safety Tools and Equipment Manufacturing Employees Need

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 13, 2021 at 2:11 PM

Maintaining a safe work environment requires a lot of things. For starters, it requires commitment and organization on the part of company managers and supervisors. But commitment and organization can only go so far if company leaders don’t provide employees with the proper safety tools and equipment. Ultimately, those are the tangible items that will keep employees safe while on the job.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Manufacturing, Incident Management, Safety Management, PPE

Avoid Replicating These Safety Failures from the Reddit OSHA Page

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 12, 2021 at 11:47 PM

The Internet can be a wonderful place. But it can also serve as a cautionary tale. The Reddit OSHA page is one of the best examples of this. It’s full of pictures and stories of mishaps and mistakes from the workplace that folks have shared. In a way, some of these stories are funny, at least they are if nobody got hurt. However, they still violated OSHA regulations and can be dangerous.

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How to Choose the Right Safety Jacket for Your Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 8, 2021 at 3:23 PM

Companies should never take chances when it comes to employee safety. Not only does this apply to protocols and training but clothing as well. Depending on their job, many workers require a safety jacket while they work so that they can be visible to vehicles on the roadway or work vehicles that zip around the warehouse.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, PPE

Best Practices for Complying with NFPA 70E

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 7, 2021 at 10:23 PM

Every business in the manufacturing industry should be familiar with NFPA 70E. It provides the basis for electrical safety and fire prevention inside the workplace. Needless to say, it’s a critical part of workplace safety, which also means that it contains a lot of rules and regulations that must be followed. Otherwise, companies can get into trouble with OSHA while also putting the health and safety of employees at risk.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, PPE

Take the OSHA 10-Hour Training to Improve Your Safety Knowledge

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 6, 2021 at 6:03 PM

More than a million workers participated in OSHA’s 10-hour training in each of the last two years, with most completing the construction industry training. This and similar programs are available to workers who want to learn more about basic health and safety topics as part of OSHA’s formal outreach efforts. While there’s a 30-hour program that covers more in-depth knowledge, the shorter program is intended to cover introductory concepts.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management

Best Ways to Improve Workplace Safety Step-by-Step

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 4, 2021 at 3:31 PM

We can all agree that safety in the workplace, specifically a strong culture of workplace safety, is critical for any business in the manufacturing and construction industries. The problem is that a safe workplace is easier said than done. It’s not something that happens overnight; it requires time, dedication, and sometimes help from the outside.

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

The Role of an Occupational Health and Safety Technician

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 1, 2021 at 9:15 AM

Your safety team is only as strong as its members. And while much attention is given to safety officers, safety representatives, and managers, there are still critical roles that collect, generate and analyze safety data.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

The Benefits of Safety Suggestions from Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 31, 2020 at 11:13 AM

As a safety professional, you’re trained to recognize safety issues in the workplace. More than that, you have to train your workforce to recognize safety hazards when they arise and how to go about their workday safely.

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Topics: EHS Management, Safety Tips, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

What Is CanOSH and CCOHS?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 30, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Many of our posts deal directly or indirectly with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the U.S. agency within the Department of Labor which is responsible for occupational health and safety. But for companies that operate broadly in North America, OSHA may not be your only concern, and OSHA resources may not apply to every employee.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance

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