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Incident Investigation Blog Series – Part 1: The Need for a Methodology

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Incident investigations are a necessary component of any organization’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) program. Effective incident investigation will not only identify, document, and analyze an event, but will also help to identify the root causes to mitigate and avoid future incidents.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Incident Management

Workplace Safety Tips You Can Use Daily | EHS Insight

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 17, 2019 at 9:28 AM

Workplace safety is often discussed in a way that gives the impression it’s a stand-alone subject. But safety is an ongoing process, something that all employees participate in every single day. Only by being aware of workplace safety principles and mindfully incorporating them into our daily routines are we taking concrete steps toward a safer workplace for all.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Safety Tips, Machinery, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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

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

The Four Steps of Job Safety Analysis [Examples and eBook Included]

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 30, 2019 at 8:32 AM

Sometimes referred to as Job Hazard Analysis or by the acronyms JSA or JHA, a Job Safety Analysis is the harmonization of acceptable safety practices and principles with a particular job role, task, or function.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Job Safety Analysis, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Safety Wonderland Blog Series – Part 4: How to Prepare for Winter Weather-Related Emergencies

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 26, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Winter weather is one of the biggest threats to workers, whether you’re driving to or from work or simply doing business as usual. While snow and ice can make for hazardous road conditions, freezing temperatures can put you at risk for serious conditions like hypothermia, frostbite, or overexertion.

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Topics: Risk Management, Safety Management, Winter Safety

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

Arc Flash Hazard Training and How to Reduce Your Chance of Incident

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 16, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Electrical work poses no shortage of risks, but the arc flash is arguably one of the biggest dangers. Arc flashes cause or contribute to over 30,000 incidents each year and 400 fatalities. But what’s even more important to understand is that the majority of arc flashes are the direct cause of worker error, and almost every situation can be prevented.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management

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

National Preparedness Month – Part 2: Learning Life-Saving Skills and Methods

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on September 10, 2018 at 12:52 PM

In our first part of this four-part blog series, we discussed the importance of creating and practicing a plan to handle unexpected disasters. Part of every emergency plan should also include life-saving skills and methods that can give you and your team the best chance of survival during a threat.

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Topics: Events, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Tips, Safety Management, Safety Observances

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