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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

What Is a Safety Walk-Around?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 24, 2020 at 11:54 AM

As a safety professional, your job revolves around your peers. You have to train them, provide them with the right tools, and ensure that they’re performing their jobs in the safest manner possible.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Job Safety Analysis, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Inspection vs Audit: What's the Difference?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 17, 2019 at 2:36 PM

Safety inspections and safety audits are critical tools in achieving EHS compliance. But while they’re often used interchangeably, they’re actually two different processes designed to address two different aspects of workplace safety management.

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

Why Your Team Needs Mock Safety Audits

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 23, 2019 at 10:59 AM

For many safety managers, the thought of an audit is an invitation for a stress nightmare. For employees, it’s a headache.

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

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