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Understanding OSHA's Safety Pays Tool

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 7, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Are you trying to make the business case for safety to your C-suite, or even upper management? And as usual, you find yourself trying to crunch numbers to present an argument that management will take to heart.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

What You Need to Know About OSHA's Revised COVID-19 Reporting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Since the coronavirus pandemic exploded onto the public consciousness a few months ago, it’s become the foremost issue in occupational health and safety. It has fundamentally altered the way we relate to each other and the nature of safe interaction in the workplace.

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

Interview with NIOSH Director John Howard on COVID-19 and Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 18, 2020 at 12:58 PM

On June 2nd, Michael Taylor, the host of the Workplace Safety Review Podcast and chair of Greenberg Traurig’s OSHA Group, sat down with John Howard, the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Their focus was on a topic that’s familiar for many workers, EHS teams, and most ordinary people: the coronavirus pandemic.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources, Coronavirus

The New Struggle for Workplace Safety During COVID-19

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 2, 2020 at 1:14 PM

While many states have begun the slow process of reopening businesses, the coronavirus is far from over. The death toll recently surpassed 100,000, more people, almost double the number of deaths in the twenty years of the Vietnam War and within spitting distance of the death toll of World War I.

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

A Step-by-Step Guide for Dealing with Workplace Incidents and Injuries

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 22, 2020 at 9:18 AM

Do you know what you need to do when an accident happens in the workplace? Taking swift, decisive action is important to ensure the best possible outcome in the event of an incident. And knowing what order you should do things in is as important as knowing what to do in the first place.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Job Safety Analysis, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

New Efforts to Improve Workplace Safety:  Coronavirus Protections Through Legislation

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 6, 2020 at 11:32 AM

As the country continues to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, employers and employees are working through their responses to COVID-19 in real time. Local, state, and federal directives vary widely, leaving much of the workplace safety – coronavirus response to employers to figure out on their own.

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

Tackling Lockout/Tagout Procedures with EHS Insight's Webinar

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 3, 2020 at 12:47 PM

Is your team going up the walls trying to write energy control procedures that actually work for your organization? Trust us, you’re not the only ones struggling to make heads or tails of lockout/tagout procedures.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management, Lockout/Tagout

What Are the Types of OSHA Violations?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 29, 2020 at 4:29 PM

We spend a lot of time talking about how you can stay out of trouble with OSHA. The hazards you need to avoid, compliance tasks you need to complete, and your responsibilities to your employees - all in the name of keeping your employees safe and avoiding OSHA citations.

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

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 Happens If You Don't Pay OSHA Fines?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 7, 2020 at 10:56 AM

An employee is seriously injured and OSHA slaps your company with fines. A safety referral results in a fine.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections

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