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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

Guideline for Putting Together an Industrial Hygiene and Safety Plan

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 8, 2021 at 6:05 PM

In any industrial setting, health and safety is everything. If you can’t keep workers protected and convince them that they are safe on the job, things are likely to fall apart quickly. Of course, putting together a plan for industrial hygiene and safety is easier said than done. There are a lot of factors to consider that are sometimes easy to overlook.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Management

Human Factors and Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 4, 2021 at 4:13 PM

Job hazards get a lot of attention in the safety world. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s General Duty Clause, an employer is legally obligated to provide a workplace reasonably free of recognized hazards.

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

Confined Spaces Series – Part 1: Standards, Stats & More

Posted by Katy Lyden on February 25, 2021 at 1:23 PM

Of all the activities a safety professional engages in, dealing with confined spaces can be one of the most stressful and challenging, especially for those who are new to the safety profession or those whose experiences in the field haven’t required much interaction with confined spaces. What most safety professionals do know, regardless of experience level, is that when not managed properly, confined spaces can be deadly.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Management, PPE, Confined Spaces

Underappreciated Qualities of a Standout Safety Supervisor

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 12, 2021 at 4:07 PM

As a safety manager, you strive for effective leadership in everything you do. That’s great news for your employees – after all, a strong organizational culture often begins with standout leadership.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Prevent Future Incidents with EHS Insight's Lessons Learned Module

Posted by Katy Lyden on January 25, 2021 at 1:56 PM

When a company experiences an incident, especially if the incident was severe or particularly damaging, it’s natural for leadership to want to provide a quick response to show the workforce they’re involved and doing something.

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Topics: EHS Software, Risk Management, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

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

Discover the Risk Tolerance Factors That Can Affect Your Employees' Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 22, 2020 at 9:47 AM

Regardless of how much workplace safety training an organization has in place for employees, there remains some element of risk because there is simply no way to control for every possible outcome.

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Topics: Risk Management, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management

Common Danger Signs You May Need to Post in Your Work Area

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 9, 2020 at 8:22 AM

Appropriate signage is sometimes one of the most overlooked aspects of creating a safe work environment. It sounds simple enough, but too many employers don’t fully recognize the impact they can have and their importance to workers. After all, you can never do too much to promote a safe workplace culture.

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Topics: Risk Management, Manufacturing, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction, Safety Culture, Human Resources

Allowable Stress Meaning and Applications in Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on December 7, 2020 at 3:35 PM

Sometimes, safety is something incorporated into your office work, like personal protective equipment. Other times, safety is built into the very foundations.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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