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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 Rise of Mobile EHS During COVID-19

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 17, 2020 at 9:19 AM

Isn’t it strange how different the world looked just six months ago? Just a few months ago, we were coming into a new year. A rough one, perhaps, but a new year that would more or less follow the shape of any other. Life as we knew it would march on.

Then the coronavirus happened. The daily rhythms of life ground to a halt. Worse, people became a threat to each other’s health, and social contact that we often took for granted became a health hazard.

In these strange, frightening times, workplace safety is more important than ever – and so are functional EHS solutions like mobile EHS. Here’s why EHS teams need to invest in mobile solutions during COVID-19.

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Topics: EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Coronavirus

Close Contact Workplace Safety Activities & Social Distancing

Posted by Katy Lyden on June 15, 2020 at 2:42 PM

As they say in the theater, “The show must go on!"  If you think about it, keeping up with your safety program isn’t really any different, is it?  Maintaining your safety program and ensuring safety regulations are being followed are necessary to keep workers safe, regardless of what’s going on in the world.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Job Safety Analysis, Training Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture, Lockout/Tagout, Human Resources, Coronavirus

Should Employers Offer Shorter Work Days Due to COVID-19?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 11, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Remember the days when the bustling office was simply a sign of an average Tuesday? It seems like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, 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

What Your Remote Work Policy Needs to Be Successful

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 1, 2020 at 12:15 PM

Remote working: it’s the new normal. For many business sectors, especially when it comes to office work, working from home is both a viable and highly sought-after option. This is especially true in the post-COVID-19 landscape, which spurred the need to prevent the spread of communicable diseases by limiting social contact.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Human Resources, Coronavirus

Health and Safety for Remote Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 29, 2020 at 9:45 AM

Telecommuting has become easier than ever thanks to the technologies we use every day. This makes remote working an attractive option for many employees, as this eliminates long commutes and provides heightened protections in cases similar to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Culture, Human Resources, Coronavirus

Should You Wear Gloves Amid COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 27, 2020 at 12:31 PM

To wear gloves or not to wear gloves is a question that people are asking pretty frequently these days.  Unfortunately, with so much conflicting information being shared online and on social media platforms, it’s hard to know what information is accurate.

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Topics: Coronavirus

COVID-19: Caring for Your Immune System

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 21, 2020 at 12:04 PM

As we begin to reopen parts of the country and rejoin society, we have to be mindful of how fragile our immune systems might be after spending the past few months in a sort of sanitized isolation.

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Topics: Coronavirus

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