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The Latest OSHA Legislation and Guidance on the Pandemic

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 28, 2020 at 6:01 PM

It’s strange to think how many months have passed since the coronavirus pandemic began. And yet, the pandemic soldiers on, and so do workplaces. If anything, workplaces have risen to the challenge of the pandemic, instituting new safety protocols to protect workers and customers.

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

Who and What Does Health & Safety Legislation Protect?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM

As an EHS professional, many of your safety responsibilities circle back to the same basic question: who and what does health and safety legislation protect?

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

The Most Important Health and Safety Laws on the Books

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 20, 2020 at 5:46 PM

The U.S. Department of Labor, the biggest enforcer of workplace health & safety laws in the U.S., administers more than 180 laws covering the activities of 150 million workers and 10 million workplaces across the country. After all, there are a lot of dangers that workers face on the job.

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

Types of OSHA Metrics: More Than Just a Reporting Requirement

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 13, 2020 at 3:14 PM

It’s one thing to say your company has a good track record when it comes to workplace safety but how can you prove it? Using OSHA safety metrics is one of the standard ways that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration evaluates companies on their safety record.

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

How Adopting Standards for Health and Safety Help Your Bottom Line

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 12, 2020 at 5:37 PM

Going to work can be really stressful but it shouldn’t be made more stressful by dangerous working conditions. While some basic health and safety measures are regulated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA, those may be considered the bare minimum, and they may not address all the risks present at a particular company.

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Topics: OSHA, Performance Improvement, Workplace Health and Safety, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

What Is the UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE)?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 9, 2020 at 7:44 AM

We spend a great deal of time focused on occupational health and safety regulation in the U.S. But if you’re one of the many businesses caught in the flow of globalization, chances are you have more than just U.S. safety laws to comply with.

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

Building Your EHS Program Using the OSHA Technical Manual (OTM)

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on October 6, 2020 at 11:33 AM

The OSHA Technical Manual is a reference for use by OSHA’s Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), also known informally as OSHA inspectors. Updated regularly, it contains information about identifying, evaluating, and minimizing health and safety hazards that CSHOs may see when conducting inspections.

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

OSHA Warehouse Temperature Regulations

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 22, 2020 at 11:49 AM

Warehouses see a constant ebb and flow of goods, and from a logistical standpoint, it’s a constant balancing act. But this balancing act becomes even harder when you introduce temperature concerns into the equation.

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

The Early History of the Department of Labor in Occupational Health and Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 18, 2020 at 3:58 PM

Nowadays, the Department of Labor looms large in occupational health and safety.

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

Post-Incident Drug Testing: What You Need to Know

Posted by Katy Lyden on September 9, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Post-incident drug testing has its place in a safety program, but only when it’s managed properly and fairly—and when it’s done for the right reasons.

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

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