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Understanding Workplace Safety Hours

Posted by Katy Lyden on March 16, 2020 at 7:26 AM

In the U.S., workers are praised by their bosses when they pull extra hours, stay late, work overtime. With an ultra-competitive job market, hiring comes with the unspoken statement that staying extra hours beyond the good old 9-to-5 is expected.

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

10 Rules for Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 11, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Safety-related incidents can affect overall productivity, quality of work, and employee morale. In many cases, workplace accidents are preventable. Here are 10 rules for workplace safety that you can start implementing today.

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

Why Build Robust Safety Programs for Universities

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 3, 2020 at 11:48 AM

The idea of safety programs for universities encompasses far more than just keeping students safe from crime. From residential life to academics, recreational activities, and the necessary facilities work that keeps a campus appropriately heated, cooled, and well-lit, safety programs for universities must include them all.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Incident Management, Higher Education, Safety Management

Understanding Engineering Controls

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 19, 2020 at 11:12 AM

Picture this. A hazardous chemical splashes a worker. The worker wasn’t seriously injured and the appropriate investigation commences. Workers are given training after the incident that focuses on the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Process Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Ways to Prevent Workplace Burnout

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 17, 2020 at 10:38 AM

In this day and age of constant connectivity, we can’t seem to get away from work. And even the most dedicated employee runs the risk of workplace exhaustion that runs deeper than a mere lack of sleep.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Professional Development

Cleaning Industry and Safety Hazards

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 13, 2020 at 2:02 PM

The institutional and industrial cleaning industry helps prevent health risks for several working environments. But the industry itself comes with its own set of hazards, and since workers can move between several different work environments, it can be difficult for employers to control hazards.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Industry Insights, Safety Management

Concrete Construction Safety for Workers

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 11, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Construction is an industry prone to hazards. If you work with concrete, that risk is higher than ever.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

7 Simple Techniques to Prevent Workplace Fire Hazards

Posted by Jeson Pitt on January 30, 2020 at 12:39 PM

Safety from fire hazards is a major concern for every size and type of workplace. A fire hazard in the workplace can disrupt the entire business and impact the lives of everybody on the work floor. However, a proactive attitude towards ensuring workplace safety can help prevent disastrous fire hazards.

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

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard Part 1: Injury & Illness Classification

Posted by Katy Lyden on January 27, 2020 at 10:31 AM

The process of determining recordability can sometimes be very taxing—both professionally and emotionally.  If you’re like most EHS professionals, it’s one of the more stressful parts of your job, especially when you have to tell a member of management that they’ve had a recordable injury.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, EHS Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Winter Safety Topics for Your Next Workplace Meeting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 7, 2020 at 12:52 PM

No matter what line of work you’re in, it’s important to pay attention to workplace safety. There’s no other time of year where that’s more important than during the winter months, as cold, dark, and snowy and/or icy conditions make everything just that more complicated.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Safety Management, Safety Meetings, Winter Safety

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