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"How Do You Do That?" Blog Series - Question 3: Interviews & Safety Culture

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 24, 2022 at 12:55 PM

Question: I’ve been in an EHS role with the same company for over eight years and have recently decided to see what other opportunities might be available elsewhere. So far every company I’ve interviewed with has talked a great game about safety but I’m a bit skeptical. What can I do to find out what their safety cultures are really like?

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Training Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources, Professional Development

"How Do You Do That?" Blog Series - Question 2: Inclement Weather

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 17, 2022 at 2:26 PM

Question: I’m an EHS professional and I work for a manufacturing company that operates in areas of the country where we sometimes get inclement weather that affects our operation. Every time we get bad weather, I’m asked to help decide whether we should cease operations or not, and every time it feels like I’m making the wrong decision. No matter what decision is made, we’re either going to upset Sales and Customer Service (who don’t work on-site) or we’re going to upset the workforce.

Is there a way to make this decision that doesn’t cause conflict and if so, how do you do it?

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

Forgotten Workplace Safety Risks That Are Easy to Overlook

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 3, 2022 at 9:20 AM

One of the first steps in securing the safety of a workplace is being aware of all of the hazards and risks that exist. However, some workplace hazards are easy to overlook and forget about. Just because something is a minor risk or isn’t perceived as a risk doesn’t mean that it can’t cause harm to employees. To make sure your business doesn’t miss something, we wanted to go over some of the most overlooked workplace hazards.

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

"How Do You Do That?" Blog Series - Question 1: Safety Committees

Posted by Katy Lyden on April 26, 2022 at 1:40 PM

Question: Our company decided to put together a Safety Committee and we really want people to volunteer to be on it but it’s been a week since we posted a notice asking for volunteers and so far the only names on the list are salaried managers and supervisors—but no hourly workers. We really don’t want to start picking hourly works to join or make it mandatory but if we don’t get a few hourly names soon, we’ll have to do that.

How do we get hourly workers interested in joining our new Safety Committee?

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

Online Safety Tips: Images and Social Media

Posted by Katy Lyden on April 8, 2022 at 2:45 PM

It’s estimated that of the 7.91 billion people in the world, 4.95 billion are active internet users and 93.4% of those internet users (or around 4.62 billion) use the internet to gain access to social media platforms. And, as with anything else, when large groups of people are participating in an activity, there will always be people interested in doing nefarious things—like doxing people to gain access to their personal information for whatever reason.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Technology, Human Resources

Why Companies Should Seek Employee Feedback on Safety Topics

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 3, 2022 at 8:48 AM

Communication is of the utmost importance when it comes to occupational health and safety. In an ideal situation, there will be a constant give and take between company leaders and frontline employees about safety policies and practices.

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

How Would You Promote Safety as an Employee?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 24, 2022 at 8:53 AM

Workplace safety is not just the job of any one person. Employers have a legal responsibility to provide employees with a safe place to work. At the same time, employees play a role in workplace safety as well. This means that workers need to be fully involved in the process as well. How would you promote safety as an employee?

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

Best Ways for Supervisors to Have a Positive Impact on Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 20, 2022 at 10:30 AM

In the end, workplace health and safety often boil down to the actions of employees. If they don’t perform their job in a safe manner, accidents are bound to happen. But safety always begins at the higher levels of a company, which means managers and supervisors play a big role in preparing employees to follow safety rules and act in a safe manner.

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

How to Address Safety Concerns for Employees Working in the Field

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 11, 2022 at 1:14 PM

All businesses have an obligation to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for employees. But that doesn’t mean they can neglect the safety and well-being of field employees who work offsite.

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

What to Do When Employees Use Safety as a Reason Not to Work

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 9, 2021 at 2:00 PM

You work hard to ensure your customers have a great experience every time. But sometimes, the problem isn’t your product or your work.

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

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