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Huntingburg Safety Director Retires from the Job, Not the People

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 13, 2019 at 7:02 AM

Don Foerster, longtime safety director for the City of Huntingburg, Indiana, announced his retirement this summer. He has served as Huntingburg's safety and risk management director for 24 years, the first person to hold the title.

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Topics: In the News

Increasing Temperatures Prompt Congress to Take Action

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 9, 2019 at 7:18 AM

A new bill in the House of Representatives is tackling a workplace hazard that’s long been disregarded: increasing heat.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, In the News

Manufacturing Recession Amid the U.S.-China Trade War

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 6, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Of all the problems that the manufacturing industry has to deal with, industry leaders would hope that the price of their products isn’t one of them.

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Topics: In the News, Manufacturing

OSHA Responds to Iowa Safety Violation

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 5, 2019 at 2:32 PM

In 2014, 261,930 workers from the private sector, as well as state and local government, missed work due to fall-related injuries. About 798 workers died of their injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, In the News

The Push for E-Scooter Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on August 2, 2019 at 11:38 AM

These days, it seems like every street corner has a row of scooters, parked and patiently waiting for riders. And if the scooters aren’t parked, they’re in motion – zipping along sidewalks and forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.

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Topics: Trends, In the News, Consumer Safety

How Secretary Acosta's Resignation Affects Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on July 28, 2019 at 10:09 AM

Joining the list of the Trump administration’s many firings, resignations, and shakeups is the resignation of Alex Acosta on July 12. Acosta was the Secretary of Labor.

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Topics: OSHA, In the News

EHS Insight Releases New Performance Management Module

Posted by EHS Insight Press Team on June 12, 2019 at 4:09 PM

StarTex Software’s EHS Insight, a premier provider of cloud software solutions for environmental, health and safety (EHS) management, today announced the release of its Performance Management module as the latest addition to the Competency Management solution.

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Topics: EHS Software, Performance Improvement, In the News, Training Management, Release Notes

Why You Should Participate in National Safety Month this June

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on June 3, 2019 at 2:01 PM

June is National Safety Month, and if you are a safety professional, or just want to improve safety at your workplace, you should be participating.

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Topics: Events, Workplace Health and Safety, In the News, Safety Observances, Safety Culture

Significant Fines for Two Companies in Wake of Serious Employee Injury

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM

Priority Workforce, Inc. and JSL Foods, Inc. were fined a combined total of $300,000 in April 2019 for an on-the-job injury that cost an employee two fingers. For JSL Foods, Inc., this wasn’t the first accident nor the first citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, In the News, Incident Management, Safety Management

Referral to OSHA Costs Two Companies Fines for Serious Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 29, 2019 at 11:56 AM

In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

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