Fewer OSHA Inspectors to Enforce Regulations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 10, 2018 at 3:39 PM

The number of federal OSHA inspectors has dropped. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s total federal inspection force fell below 1,000 in early October. There are now 116 fewer staff than there were in December of 2016 for the federal OSHA department.

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

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2017

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM

OSHA released its top 10 workplace safety violations of 2017 at the National Safety Council’s Congress and Expo in September. As predicted, the list remained consistent with previous years, though perhaps with a change as to the order of the violations on the list.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety

OSHA Extends Record-Keeping Deadline

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 7, 2017 at 3:12 PM

On January 1st, 2017, OSHA put a new health and safety rule into effect. The new rule requires employers to submit their injury and illness data into an electronic reporting system. The record-keeping rule is formally known as The Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses rule.

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Topics: OSHA, Trends

The Importance of Recording Workplace Incidents and Hazards

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on August 17, 2017 at 10:29 AM

While documenting every incident and hazard that occurs in your organization can be time-consuming and complicated, recording these events can be your most effective solution for EHS improvement.

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Reporting Software, Incident Management

Why Machinery Industry Professionals Should Care About EHS Performance Improvement

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 29, 2017 at 11:36 AM

As technology improves, and conveniences like automation become increasingly in demand, machines are no doubt leading the way to our future in industry. But the human element is still very much alive in the machine-dominant landscape, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to maintain safety to ensure the jobs of both man and machine can be accomplished without incident.

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Topics: OSHA, EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, EHS Management, Industry Insights, Manufacturing, Automotive, Machinery

Oil and Gas Safety: How to Perform Better Audits and Inspections

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 18, 2017 at 10:12 AM

It’s unfortunate to say, but oftentimes it takes a severe accident to prompt a change in oil and gas safety procedures. The truth is, safety isn’t simply the lack of incidents. Rather, it’s a daily, ongoing, conscious effort to look for ways to identify potential threats and improve safety practices.

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Topics: OSHA, EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, EHS Management, Industry Insights, Oil & Gas, Audit Management

Chemical Safety: What You Need to Know About Hazard Communication

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 3, 2017 at 10:23 AM

Hazard communication is important—not just for fulfilling OSHA requirements, but also to engender safety and trust within your organization. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: OSHA, SDS, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, EHS Management, Chemicals

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2016

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 27, 2016 at 8:25 AM

The work environment is filled with health and safety pitfalls. To improve your EHS record for 2017, begin with avoiding the ten most common violations of 2016.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Industry Insights

OSHA Boosts Digital Reporting Requirements with New Regulations in 2017

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 12, 2016 at 1:57 PM

OSHA is always looking for ways to improve the reporting process while keeping workers as safe as possible. For 2017, they’ve made some changes that should result in better data for everyone, as well as increased safety measures across the board.

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Topics: OSHA, EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, EHS Management

3 Ways to Lower Your Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR)

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 26, 2016 at 10:49 AM

Need to get your numbers down? Here are three ways to lower your TRIR.

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Topics: OSHA, EHS Software, Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Incident Reporting Software

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