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Prevent Future Incidents with EHS Insight's Lessons Learned Module

Posted by Katy Lyden on January 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM

When a company experiences an incident, especially if the incident was severe or particularly damaging, it’s natural for leadership to want to provide a quick response to show the workforce they’re involved and doing something.

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Topics: EHS Software, Risk Management, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Safety Tips for Workers Wearing a Fall Arrest Harness

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 22, 2021 at 11:48 AM

There are few things as scary as working at heights. Even for workers who do it on a daily basis, it can be a little scary. After all, there’s a lot that can go wrong. More importantly, if something does go wrong, the consequences will be nothing short of serious. This is why safety should always be a top priority for companies who ask employees to work at heights and use a fall arrest harness on the job.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, PPE

Fire Safety Tips: Posting Fire Safety Signs and More

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 20, 2021 at 4:53 PM

No matter the industry, fire is the most constant and universal workplace safety hazard. It’s always been that way and it’ll likely always be that way. Obviously, it’s not the only safety concern, especially for manufacturing companies that have many other safety hazards to worry about. However, fire safety is one of the most fundamental safety needs and shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety

How to Start a Healthy Workplace and Safety Program in 2021

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 19, 2021 at 10:26 AM

We can all agree that workplace safety can be a daunting challenge. Thus, it’s something that should be tackled one step at a time. The worst thing you can do is try to get too far ahead of yourself. Instead, focus on tasks you can accomplish today that can create a safer work environment for your employees.

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

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

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