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Key Takeaways from OSHA's 3990 Publication

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Even as we start to get a better handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that our lives, including the modern workplace, will never be the same. We may never be able to totally rid ourselves of the virus, and so we must remain vigilant against the potential spread of the disease. Fortunately, OSHA publication 3990 has outlined what employers need to do to keep employees protected from COVID-19. While company leaders should read through the entire document, here are the key takeaways from OSHA publication 3990.

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

When and How to File an Anonymous OSHA Complaint

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 20, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Under federal OSHA laws, workers have certain rights and protections. One of the most basic is the right to a safe workplace, and the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance

Most Common Workplace Injuries: OSHA 2020 List

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 11, 2021 at 3:31 PM

How do you avoid workplace injuries? There are plenty of strategies, but one of the simplest is to learn from the mistakes of others. The good news is that there’s an annual top ten list of the most common workplace injuries OSHA sees every year, hand-in-hand with OSHA’s most frequently cited violations.

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

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

Best Ways to Comply with OSHA Workplace Safety Standards

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 27, 2021 at 9:59 AM

These days, there are so many OSHA workplace safety standards and policies that it’s easy to overlook the latest compliance requirements. Following these standards is best to ensure the health and safety of your employees, as well as what’s best for your bottom line. Here are some best practices that will allow you to do that.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Signs Your Company Is Struggling with Occupational Health & Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 31, 2021 at 10:07 AM

More than ever before, companies need to place a heavy emphasis on occupational health and safety management. Not only is the safety of their employees at stake but the financial ramifications of safety lapses can be serious.

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

Understanding OSH: Occupational Safety and Health Do's and Don'ts

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 17, 2021 at 10:36 AM

When it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH), so much of it boils down to education.

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

Confined Spaces Series – Part 2: OSHA Standards & Key Terminology

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 9, 2021 at 4:27 PM

In the first part of this three-part series on confined spaces we introduced you to some of the grim statistics for confined spaces, talked about the numerous standards and provided two tools to help make understanding the standards a bit easier.

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

How Human Resource Development Relates to Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 3, 2021 at 11:41 AM

We can all agree that employee health and safety should be the top priority of every company. In that sense, every employee plays a role in keeping themselves and everyone else safe. Of course, for professionals who work in human resource development, safety is just one of many responsibilities that fall on their shoulders.

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Topics: EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

How to Start a Healthy Workplace and Safety Program in 2021

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 19, 2021 at 10:26 AM

We can all agree that workplace safety can be a daunting challenge. Thus, it’s something that should be tackled one step at a time. The worst thing you can do is try to get too far ahead of yourself. Instead, focus on tasks you can accomplish today that can create a safer work environment for your employees.

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

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