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Why You Should Participate in National Safety Month this June

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on June 3, 2019 at 2:01 PM

June is National Safety Month, and if you are a safety professional, or just want to improve safety at your workplace, you should be participating.

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Topics: Events, Workplace Health and Safety, In the News, Safety Observances, Safety Culture

How to Reduce Stress at Work

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 31, 2019 at 10:55 AM

For many people, work is one of the biggest sources of stress in life, and understandably so. Having a job is crucial for supporting yourself, and many people are incredibly passionate about what they do for work as well. Combine these factors with deadlines, challenging coworkers, and other problems, and you have the perfect recipe for stress.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips

Significant Fines for Two Companies in Wake of Serious Employee Injury

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM

Priority Workforce, Inc. and JSL Foods, Inc. were fined a combined total of $300,000 in April 2019 for an on-the-job injury that cost an employee two fingers. For JSL Foods, Inc., this wasn’t the first accident nor the first citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, In the News, Incident Management, Safety Management

Referral to OSHA Costs Two Companies Fines for Serious Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 29, 2019 at 11:56 AM

In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Increased OSHA Inspections on the Horizon - Will You Be Ready?

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 24, 2019 at 10:09 AM

OSHA inspectors take an active role in preserving the health and life of American workers. They ensure working conditions are not unduly dangerous and that workplace incidents are reduced. These inspectors are responsible for workplace inspections.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Safety Culture

New Year’s Safety Tips to Start 2019 the Right Way

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 29, 2018 at 5:14 PM

It’s almost time to bid 2018 a farewell and ring in the last year of the decade. But what should be a time of festivity and joy can often turn into a safety nightmare, sometimes with deadly consequences.

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Topics: Safety Tips

Happy Holidays from the EHS Insight Team

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 20, 2018 at 8:22 AM

We love sharing our top safety tips, product updates, and industry information to help you create a safer work environment for yourself and others. But we couldn’t let the year end without also sharing our appreciation.

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Revealed: OSHA’s Top Safety Violations for 2018

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 10, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Every year, OSHA shares its top ten safety violations that have resulted in the most workplace citations. As 2018 is drawing to a close, it’s important that companies continue to push safety awareness efforts.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

7 Thanksgiving Safety Tips to Share With Your Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on November 20, 2018 at 8:03 AM

While visions of turkey and dressing are filling daydreams, it’s important your team doesn’t lose sight of safety—at work or at home. Thanksgiving isn’t always a momentous occasion, with more than 2,400 house fires and 30 resulting deaths and injuries reported each year.

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Topics: Safety Tips

How to Combat Employee Fatigue

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on October 4, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Employee fatigue or straight burnout can happen to anyone, regardless of how much they love their job. But it’s not just a matter of getting bored on the job. Employee fatigue can have serious consequences on productivity, profits, and the well-being of both the employee and company.

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

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