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What Is SDS Software?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 21, 2019 at 12:41 PM

Manufacturers of hazardous chemicals are required by law to include safety data sheets (also known as safety data sheets, or SDS) with every product they sell or ship. These safety data sheets provide information about the physical and chemical properties of the product— from toxicity levels to storage instructions and flash point temperature.

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Topics: SDS, EHS Management, Chemicals

10 Lesser-Known Safety Topics to Cover at Your Next Meeting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Safety meetings are essential if businesses want to keep managers, supervisors, site visitors and employees on the same page when it comes to your expectations of safety in the workplace or on the job site.

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

Incident Investigation Blog Series – Part 1: The Need for a Methodology

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Incident investigations are a necessary component of any organization’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) program. Effective incident investigation will not only identify, document, and analyze an event, but will also help to identify the root causes to mitigate and avoid future incidents.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Incident Management

Oil Spill Prevention: Safety Planning Is Key

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 1, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Just one gallon of oil can taint a million gallons of water, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are inherent risks in oil exploration, extraction, transport, and storage; spills can have serious adverse and potentially long-term effects on the environment, drinking water, human and wildlife populations. Prevention is key, and preparation is part of that.

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Topics: Process Safety, Sustainability, Industry Insights, Oil & Gas, Safety Management, EPA

Health and Safety Certificate: More than a Piece of Paper

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 22, 2019 at 10:08 AM

If you want to add credibility to your environmental, health and safety program, consider looking into a certification program. A health and safety certificate can help companies strengthen their EHS program from within by equipping leaders with the knowledge they need. As a result, you have the best chance of improving your company’s health and safety performance while going above and beyond what regulatory agents require.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Safety Tips You Can Use Daily | EHS Insight

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 17, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Workplace safety is often discussed in a way that gives the impression it’s a stand-alone subject. But safety is an ongoing process, something that all employees participate in every single day. Only by being aware of workplace safety principles and mindfully incorporating them into our daily routines are we taking concrete steps toward a safer workplace for all.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Safety Tips, Machinery, Safety Management, Safety Culture

What You Need to Know About ISO 9001 Certification

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 12, 2019 at 11:24 AM

ISO 9001:2015 certification signifies to potential customers, as well as key internal and external stakeholders, that an organization is committed to customer satisfaction. That commitment is shown by constant improvement of organizational processes through a quality management system (QMS).

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Topics: Compliance, Quality Management, ISO 9001

Live Electrical Work Permit: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 4

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S documents specific provisions to ensure safe work practices when working with live electrical components. These procedures serve to prevent electric shock and other injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Lockout/Tagout and the Control of Hazardous Energy: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 3

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.147, OSHA requires employers to follow and enforce safety procedures when workers are involved in or around work on machines or equipment that may potentially start unexpectedly and injure nearby individuals. This regulation serves to eliminate these unexpected startups to prioritize worker safety.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Safe Work Permits, Lockout/Tagout

Why Your Company Needs Workplace Health and Safety Policies

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 1, 2019 at 8:36 AM

Health and safety policies might not sound like the most interesting topics to many people. But without them, a company risks serious interruption of its operations, whether it’s due to illness, injury or accident. There are several components to crafting effective health and safety policies, and good reasons to make sure an organization gets it right.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management

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