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Employee Safety During Times of Crisis

Posted by Katy Lyden on June 25, 2020 at 3:37 PM

A month ago it would have been unfathomable to hear about and see people gathering together in large crowds, especially during the throws of the coronavirus pandemic! But spend a few minutes watching the news and that’s exactly what you’ll see.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

The Basics of Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Training [Video Tips Included]

Posted by Katy Lyden on June 24, 2020 at 4:20 PM

Having a robust lockout/tagout program which includes a well-rounded training program is the best way to help keep your employees safe while performing maintenance tasks on equipment.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Job Safety Analysis, Training Management, Safety Management, Safety Equipment, Safety Culture, Lockout/Tagout

Close Contact Workplace Safety Activities & Social Distancing

Posted by Katy Lyden on June 15, 2020 at 2:42 PM

As they say in the theater, “The show must go on!"  If you think about it, keeping up with your safety program isn’t really any different, is it?  Maintaining your safety program and ensuring safety regulations are being followed are necessary to keep workers safe, regardless of what’s going on in the world.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Job Safety Analysis, Training Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture, Lockout/Tagout, Human Resources, Coronavirus

Should You Wear Gloves Amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 27, 2020 at 12:31 PM

To wear gloves or not to wear gloves is a question that people are asking pretty frequently these days.  Unfortunately, with so much conflicting information being shared online and on social media platforms, it’s hard to know what information is accurate.

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Topics: Coronavirus

COVID-19: Caring for Your Immune System

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 21, 2020 at 12:04 PM

As we begin to reopen parts of the country and rejoin society, we have to be mindful of how fragile our immune systems might be after spending the past few months in a sort of sanitized isolation.

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Topics: Coronavirus

New Health and Safety Training Grants from U.S. Department of Labor

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 20, 2020 at 8:32 AM

On May 19th, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that $11.5 million dollars in grants from the Susan Harwood Training Grants program has been made available for nonprofit organizations, including community and faith-based organizations, employer associations, labor unions, joint labor/management associations, Indian tribes, and colleges and universities.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Training Management, Coronavirus

Tackling Lockout/Tagout Procedures with EHS Insight's Webinar

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 3, 2020 at 12:47 PM

Is your team going up the walls trying to write energy control procedures that actually work for your organization? Trust us, you’re not the only ones struggling to make heads or tails of lockout/tagout procedures.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management, Lockout/Tagout

Can You Be Fired for Reporting a Workplace Violation to OSHA?

Posted by Katy Lyden on April 8, 2020 at 11:50 AM

John works as a member of the maintenance team in his building. One day he notices that cleaning chemicals are being stored in non-approved and non-secure containers in a storage closet adjacent to where the local daycare provider rents space. Based on his training, John thinks this is a violation of OSHA standards. When he raised the issue with his supervisor, he’s told that it’s not any of his business but John is still concerned. He wants to contact OSHA and complain but John’s wife is worried he’ll lose his job. Should John be worried?

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Hiring an EHS Professional: What You Need to Look For

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 20, 2020 at 12:21 PM

When the decision is made to hire an EHS professional for your organization, the temptation is often to jump right in and start looking for resumes however, there are a few important things to consider before doing that.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources, Professional Development

Understanding Workplace Safety Hours

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 16, 2020 at 7:26 AM

In the U.S., workers are praised by their bosses when they pull extra hours, stay late, work overtime. With an ultra-competitive job market, hiring comes with the unspoken statement that staying extra hours beyond the good old 9-to-5 is expected.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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