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What Steps Should Be Taken During Incident Reporting?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 1, 2022 at 2:35 PM

For any business, it’s critical for employees to share whenever there is an accident or a close call. Of course, there is a science to incident reporting that should be followed closely. If employers and their workers take the right steps when reporting safety accidents, they can be addressed the right way and it’ll be easier to prevent similar accidents in the future.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management

How Should Employees Address Workplace Safety Hazards?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 31, 2022 at 5:19 PM

In occupational safety, there’s an old adage that if you see something say something. In other words, if a worker is concerned with any workplace hazard that may impact the safety of an employee, they should speak up. Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple when it comes to workplace safety hazards. But how should employees react to recognizing a potential safety hazard? Let’s look at the appropriate steps that should be taken to help address any workplace safety hazards.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

What Role Do Employees Play in Regards to Safety in the Workplace?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 13, 2021 at 9:45 AM

We talk a lot about your safety responsibilities as an employer. After all, under OSHA rules, the bulk of legal responsibility falls on you (barring a few extremely rare exemptions).

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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

The Process of Investigating Workplace Incidents

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 23, 2021 at 1:17 PM

You don’t like to think about what might happen when things go horribly wrong. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, something still goes awry.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

What Safety System Protects Employees From Risks Such as Cave-Ins?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 20, 2021 at 11:19 AM

How many times do we see construction workers in potentially dangerous situations? How many times do we pass a job site and see a worker in an unprotected trench?

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, PPE

How Can Employers Encourage Workers to Make a Commitment to Safety?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 14, 2021 at 10:49 AM

Any company that takes workplace health and safety seriously knows that it needs to get employees on board with its safety policies. If workers aren’t willing to follow along and take workplace safety seriously, it’s impossible to create the safest work environment possible.

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

How Can Companies Protect Employees Who Work Alone?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 2, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Occupational health and safety is rarely a one-size-fits-all situation, even within the same company. Different jobs require different approaches to safety.

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

Employee Safety Devices & Panic Buttons

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 17, 2021 at 2:24 PM

More than 60 hotel companies in the American Hotel & Lodging Association pledged to provide service workers with panic buttons as part of their commitment to the 5-Star Promise initiative, a promise in the hospitality industry to improve employee safety. The idea is simple: to give employees a means to protect themselves.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

Can Employee Safety Have a Punitive Result? Yes, But Here's Why It Shouldn't.

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 16, 2021 at 6:53 PM

As the saying goes, you get more flies with honey than vinegar. Sometimes, though, when employees take truly dangerous actions that put themselves and others at serious risk, you need a disciplinary response to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

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

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