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Easy Ways to Identify (and Prevent) a Hazardous Workplace

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 13, 2021 at 9:23 AM

Safety has about as many facets as there are entries in the dictionary, but a lot of the work of EHS revolves around one thing: identifying and controlling hazards.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Culture

Best Practices to Conduct an Effective Workplace Inspection

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 29, 2021 at 2:29 PM

For most companies, the path to identifying and mitigating workplace hazards usually begins with a workplace inspection. How else can you find out all of the potential hazards that must be addressed? Of course, every workplace inspection must be conducted in an efficient manner to ensure that everything has been sufficiently identified. If you cut corners or do something the wrong way, you’ll be doing your company and your employees a disservice.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Tips to Audit Health and Safety in the Workplace

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 20, 2021 at 3:42 PM

As with just about anything else, workplace health and safety often require a proactive approach. You never want to wait for something to go wrong and then act. By then, you’ll have experienced a workplace accident that could have been prevented.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Safety Audit Software, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections

Benefits of Using an EHS Inspection Checklist

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 2, 2021 at 2:09 PM

There should be no debate about the importance of occupational health and safety in the workplace. It takes on particular importance for companies that operate in the manufacturing and construction industries. In these industries, safety needs to be taken seriously and companies need to be extra thorough in their approach.

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Topics: Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Job Responsibilities of an HSE Site Specialist

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 22, 2021 at 4:35 PM

For companies in some industries, health, safety, and the environment (HSE) are such prominent concerns that they require specialized workers to oversee these areas. After all, it’s not always about making a profit. Companies also have a responsibility to protect the health and safety of employees, which is why an HSE site specialist is sometimes needed.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Training Management, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Professional Development

Why Invest in EHS Management Software?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 28, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Your company thinks of safety as your foremost priority. After all, when your employees form the backbone of your work, you can’t afford not to protect your most important asset.

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Topics: EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Safety Software, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Why Build an HSE Strategy?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 29, 2020 at 11:02 AM

When you’re planning your workplace safety program, it’s easy to get caught up in the numbers. You want to reduce accidents by X amount, you want to record Y participation numbers in a given safety training. But if you don’t have a safety strategy when you start the planning process, you may well lose the forest for the trees.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Training Management, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Safety Scoreboards: Keep Track of Workplace Safety in Style

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 3, 2020 at 4:17 PM

Workplace safety: it goes without saying how absolutely crucial it is to the day-to-day functioning of your business. It’s in your vested interest to keep your facilities in good shape and your employees aware of any possible dangers so that you can avoid the kind of dangerous, potentially life-threatening accidents that can derail an entire company’s ability to be productive.

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

The Basics of Workplace Safety Program Maintenance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 13, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Building a successful safety program is only half the battle. Once you’ve built a program you can be proud of, you have to make sure it stays that way. As Warren Buffet once quipped, it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it, and the same thing can be said of your safety program.

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Topics: Process Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

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

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