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Live Electrical Work Permit: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 4

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S documents specific provisions to ensure safe work practices when working with live electrical components. These procedures serve to prevent electric shock and other injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Lockout/Tagout and the Control of Hazardous Energy: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 3

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 3, 2019 at 10:54 AM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.147, OSHA requires employers to follow and enforce safety procedures when workers are involved in or around work on machines or equipment that may potentially start unexpectedly and injure nearby individuals. This regulation serves to eliminate these unexpected startups to prioritize worker safety.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Safe Work Permits, Lockout/Tagout

Welding, Cutting and Brazing (Hot Work): Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 2

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 27, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Also referred to as “hot work” jobs, OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.252 requires employees to be properly protected from hazards associated with welding, cutting, and brazing. Any job environment that uses welding or cutting equipment should follow the requirements outlined below, regardless of industry type. 

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

Safety Audit Checklist: Why Use Checklists to Conduct Safety Audits

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 25, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Are you using safety audit checklists in your EHS department? If you are, consider yourself one step closer to bringing organization and efficiency into your operations. And if you’re not, you should be.

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, Safety Audit Software, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Working in Confined Spaces: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 1

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 20, 2019 at 1:40 PM

Under regulation 29 CFR 1910.146, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employees to be protected from hazards associated with entering confined spaces.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Building Materials & Construction, Safe Work Permits

10 Construction Safety Facts to Share with Your Employees

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 20, 2019 at 9:55 AM

It’s no secret that safety is a top priority on construction sites. One way to recapture your employees’ attention and make an impact is by including cold, hard data to illustrate the importance of why safety matters.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Revealed: OSHA’s Top Safety Violations for 2018

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on December 10, 2018 at 12:29 PM

Every year, OSHA shares its top ten safety violations that have resulted in the most workplace citations. As 2018 is drawing to a close, it’s important that companies continue to push safety awareness efforts.

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

The Top 5 Causes of Construction Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 28, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Even the most diligent construction companies can still be at risk for a major accident. Construction accidents don’t just happen on their own, either. It’s usually the result of a series of events that ultimately led to the incident.

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Topics: OSHA, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

What Is Process Safety Management and Why Is It Important?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 7, 2018 at 10:28 AM

Are you prioritizing process safety management (PSM) in your organization? Each workplace has its own unique set of challenges and safety concerns. That’s why there is no single best approach to mitigating risk or solving safety issues. But processes and practices like PSM exist so that organizations can take a well-thought blueprint and adjust it to their specific needs.

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Topics: OSHA, Risk Management, Compliance, Safety Management

Occupational Health is Today’s Workplace Hero

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 11, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Hollywood blockbusters have long held the ability to glamorize dangerous situations. Spiderman uses his webs to stop a train from falling off the tracks. Superman swoops in to carry falling buildings away from potential victims. Ethan Hunt scales buildings and drops down from astronomical heights to complete his Mission: Impossible duties.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management

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