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Return to Work Templates, Guidelines and More

Posted by Katy Lyden on September 16, 2020 at 10:47 AM

How and when a company allows employees to return to work after experiencing an injury or illness is something that many companies don’t plan for until the situation is actually happening, which is unfortunately the wrong time to start thinking about it.

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

Post-Incident Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Posted by Katy Lyden on September 9, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Post-incident drug testing has its place in a safety program, but only when it’s managed properly and fairly—and when it’s done for the right reasons.

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

Safety Metrics, Excel Report Dashboards, Leading & Lagging Indicators

Posted by Katy Lyden on August 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM

One of the most important parts of managing a safety program is tracking and evaluating progress toward improved workplace health and safety. Key performance indicators or KPIs allow you to do that consistently and predictably.

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Topics: EHS Software, Performance Improvement, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Training Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture, Safety Metrics

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

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