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Can a Company Be Sued for Not Caring About Employee Safety?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 21, 2021 at 11:45 AM

There are some companies that set the bar for safety across industries, recognized as some of the safest companies in the U.S. Then, there are companies who…fall short of the curve.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

Important Health and Safety Standards for Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 16, 2021 at 2:06 PM

Health and safety in the workplace have traditionally been the responsibility of employers. Companies have a duty of care to their workers to provide them with a clean, safe, and secure environment, and this is quite literally mandated by law. As a result, businesses need to meet the lion’s share of the many different health and safety standards out there.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Culture

Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Requirements

Posted by Katy Lyden on November 8, 2021 at 7:14 AM

On November 5, 2021, OSHA issued an Emergency Temporary Standard or ETS for COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements in the workplace. To make the ETS a bit easier to understand we put together the following article which explains the ETS, who is covered (and who isn’t), what each covered employer is expected to do to become compliant with the requirements contained with the ETS, and how EHS Insight can help.

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

The Truth About Exemptions from OSHA Regulations

Posted by Katy Lyden on September 28, 2021 at 9:09 AM

When it comes to occupational health and safety, most companies are well aware of their legal obligation to provide a safe and healthy work environment. But when it comes to OSHA standards, does every company have the exact same requirements?

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

The Basics of HCS3000 Workplace Safety Systems

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 13, 2021 at 9:49 AM

We talk a lot about American-based safety around here. But the truth is, for multinational companies, your safety concerns aren’t just stateside. You have to think about safety requirements everywhere you have offices, whether it’s an entire country or even a province within a country.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management, Professional Development

OSHA & Construction Accidents: What You Need to Know

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 12, 2021 at 7:09 AM

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has been around for what seems like forever, protecting workers’ rights to a safe and accident-free workplace.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Risk Management, Compliance, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Confined Spaces

COVID-19: OSHA Reporting and Recordkeeping

Posted by Katy Lyden on August 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM

When COVID-19 made its appearance last year, no other organization was looked to for guidance and direction more than the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). During the pandemic, OSHA still managed to conduct 21,674 workplace inspections[1] which resulted in levying $4,034,288[2] in penalties against companies just for COVID-related violations.

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

The OSHA Mandate: Why It's In Charge

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM

If you’re involved in the running of any sort of business, you likely know all about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This regulatory agency is responsible for making sure that federal health and safety laws are followed at all times in order to protect the rights of employees everywhere to have access to a safe work environment; if OSHA finds out you’ve been violating one of the many federal laws put on the books to protect those workers, it’s got the authority to come down on you hard in the form of penalties and fees.

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

NIOSH Stress at Work Recommendations for All Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 25, 2021 at 6:25 PM

If you thought OSHA was the only agency related to workplace safety, think again. The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) also plays a role by researching workplace injuries and illnesses and making recommendations.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management

Simple Steps to Help You Maintain Workplace Safety Compliance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 22, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Among the many safety goals that companies in all industries should have, compliance is usually at the top of the list. If you can remain compliant with OSHA standards and other regulations, you’re probably ahead of the game in terms of keeping employees protected.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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