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Confined Spaces Series – Part 1: Standards, Stats & More

Posted by Katy Lyden on February 25, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Of all the activities a safety professional engages in, dealing with confined spaces can be one of the most stressful and challenging, especially for those who are new to the safety profession or those whose experiences in the field haven’t required much interaction with confined spaces. What most safety professionals do know, regardless of experience level, is that when not managed properly, confined spaces can be deadly.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Management, PPE, Confined Spaces

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

Being Compliant During COVID-19

Posted by Katy Lyden on December 2, 2020 at 6:07 PM

While companies have been very busy trying to keep up with all of the changes and new COVID-19 related legislation such as the expansion of FML regulations to include the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or FFCRA, OSHA has been busy investigating the huge influx of COVID related whistleblower complaints.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Training Management, Safety Management, Coronavirus

Mandatory Labor Law and OSHA Posters: A Detailed Guide

Posted by Katy Lyden on November 17, 2020 at 2:44 PM

So, you just found out you need updated labor law posters and OSHA posters. Normally you’d go online and buy an updated version of the same ones you’ve always purchased and call it a day but this year you’re a bit hesitant to do that because you’ve got a lot of questions.

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

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

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