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The OSHA Mandate: Why It's In Charge

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on July 23, 2021 at 5:43 PM

If you’re involved in the running of any sort of business, you likely know all about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This regulatory agency is responsible for making sure that federal health and safety laws are followed at all times in order to protect the rights of employees everywhere to have access to a safe work environment; if OSHA finds out you’ve been violating one of the many federal laws put on the books to protect those workers, it’s got the authority to come down on you hard in the form of penalties and fees.

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

Simple Steps to Help You Maintain Workplace Safety Compliance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 22, 2021 at 2:05 PM

Among the many safety goals that companies in all industries should have, compliance is usually at the top of the list. If you can remain compliant with OSHA standards and other regulations, you’re probably ahead of the game in terms of keeping employees protected.

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

Understanding the Safety Pyramid

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM

In the 1930s, a man named H. W. Heinrich had a theory about workplace safety. So, he reviewed 75,000 injury records from his insurance company’s archives, as well as documents by manufacturing sites. The result is a theory called Heinrich’s Law, or the safety pyramid. OSHA still uses the theory today. More recent research shows that it’s a valid (but complicated) theory.

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Topics: OSHA, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Key Takeaways from OSHA's 3990 Publication

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on June 1, 2021 at 12:29 PM

Even as we start to get a better handle on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that our lives, including the modern workplace, will never be the same. We may never be able to totally rid ourselves of the virus, and so we must remain vigilant against the potential spread of the disease. Fortunately, OSHA publication 3990 has outlined what employers need to do to keep employees protected from COVID-19. While company leaders should read through the entire document, here are the key takeaways from OSHA publication 3990.

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

When and How to File an Anonymous OSHA Complaint

Posted by Katy Lyden on May 20, 2021 at 11:47 AM

Under federal OSHA laws, workers have certain rights and protections. One of the most basic is the right to a safe workplace, and the right to speak up about hazards without fear of retaliation.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance

Most Common Workplace Injuries: OSHA 2020 List

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 11, 2021 at 3:31 PM

How do you avoid workplace injuries? There are plenty of strategies, but one of the simplest is to learn from the mistakes of others. The good news is that there’s an annual top ten list of the most common workplace injuries OSHA sees every year, hand-in-hand with OSHA’s most frequently cited violations.

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

Best Ways to Comply with OSHA Workplace Safety Standards

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 27, 2021 at 9:59 AM

These days, there are so many OSHA workplace safety standards and policies that it’s easy to overlook the latest compliance requirements. Following these standards is best to ensure the health and safety of your employees, as well as what’s best for your bottom line. Here are some best practices that will allow you to do that.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

How the Right OSH System Can Transform Your Company

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 30, 2021 at 5:24 PM

No matter the industry, every business should always be looking for new ways to change and improve. Once you stay in one place, others are bound to pass you by. Oddly enough, occupational safety and health (OSH) is one area where most companies can stand to make vast strides.

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

Understanding OSH: Occupational Safety and Health Do's and Don'ts

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 17, 2021 at 10:36 AM

When it comes to occupational safety and health (OSH), so much of it boils down to education.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Training Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Confined Spaces Series – Part 2: OSHA Standards & Key Terminology

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 9, 2021 at 4:27 PM

In the first part of this three-part series on confined spaces we introduced you to some of the grim statistics for confined spaces, talked about the numerous standards and provided two tools to help make understanding the standards a bit easier.

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

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