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How to Start a Healthy Workplace and Safety Program in 2021

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 19, 2021 at 10:26 AM

We can all agree that workplace safety can be a daunting challenge. Thus, it’s something that should be tackled one step at a time. The worst thing you can do is try to get too far ahead of yourself. Instead, focus on tasks you can accomplish today that can create a safer work environment for your employees.

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

Best Practices for Complying with NFPA 70E

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 7, 2021 at 10:23 PM

Every business in the manufacturing industry should be familiar with NFPA 70E. It provides the basis for electrical safety and fire prevention inside the workplace. Needless to say, it’s a critical part of workplace safety, which also means that it contains a lot of rules and regulations that must be followed. Otherwise, companies can get into trouble with OSHA while also putting the health and safety of employees at risk.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, PPE

Take the OSHA 10-Hour Training to Improve Your Safety Knowledge

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on January 6, 2021 at 6:03 PM

More than a million workers participated in OSHA’s 10-hour training in each of the last two years, with most completing the construction industry training. This and similar programs are available to workers who want to learn more about basic health and safety topics as part of OSHA’s formal outreach efforts. While there’s a 30-hour program that covers more in-depth knowledge, the shorter program is intended to cover introductory concepts.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, EHS Management, Safety Management

What Is CanOSH and CCOHS?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 30, 2020 at 6:48 PM

Many of our posts deal directly or indirectly with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the U.S. agency within the Department of Labor which is responsible for occupational health and safety. But for companies that operate broadly in North America, OSHA may not be your only concern, and OSHA resources may not apply to every employee.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance

Being Compliant During COVID-19

Posted by Katy Lyden on December 2, 2020 at 6:07 PM

While companies have been very busy trying to keep up with all of the changes and new COVID-19 related legislation such as the expansion of FML regulations to include the Families First Coronavirus Response Act or FFCRA, OSHA has been busy investigating the huge influx of COVID related whistleblower complaints.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Training Management, Safety Management, Coronavirus

A Brief Guide to Employee Health and Safety Rights

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 26, 2020 at 9:02 AM

The rights afforded to employees under OSHA regulations are actually quite extensive, and many standards outline additional sets of rights implicitly or explicitly.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management

Find Your Health and Safety Contact to Report a Safety Complaint

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 19, 2020 at 7:54 AM

Have you noticed that your workplace has safety issues? Have you noticed that these issues are not being resolved?

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Mandatory Labor Law and OSHA Posters: A Detailed Guide

Posted by Katy Lyden on November 17, 2020 at 2:44 PM

So, you just found out you need updated labor law posters and OSHA posters. Normally you’d go online and buy an updated version of the same ones you’ve always purchased and call it a day but this year you’re a bit hesitant to do that because you’ve got a lot of questions.

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

How Health and Safety Agencies Help Companies

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 10, 2020 at 4:08 PM

On occasion, manufacturing companies have been known to get upset at health and safety agencies like OSHA. After all, their enforcement of safety regulations can sometimes interfere with normal business operations. However, it’s always important to remember that health and safety agencies are just looking out for the well-being of everyone involved.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safety Management

3 Tips for Staying Up-to-Date with Workplace Health and Safety Legislation

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 9, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Even if you know how important it is to ensure safe workplaces for employees, it can be a challenge to keep up with federal, state, and local health and safety at work legislation. The rules seem to change annually, and with every change, an employer needs to inform employees and update policies and procedures. Relying on the information provided by trusted resources like federal, state, and local agencies and your health and safety-related vendors can help.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance

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