Results from the most recent HIMSS U.S. Leadership and Workforce Survey reveal a slight disconnect between hospitals and health information technology vendors.
When most people walk into a retail store, they don’t realize that they’ve entered one of the most dangerous work environments in existence. It’s hard to fathom, especially given that these stores are frequented by the public on a daily basis. There’s no protective gear required to enter, and stores may contain very few warning signs regarding potential dangers.
Despite its fun-and-games persona, the media and entertainment industries are serious business. On the outside, their goal is obvious: to provide a welcoming escape from the typical day to their audience. On the inside, however, twists a complex network of behind-the-spotlight tasks and a full suite of helpers. In short, it’s a scene that simply can’t be executed without the strong backing of an optimized EHS program.
If you’ve been in the construction industry for more than a day, you already know that it’s one of the most demanding industries when it comes to safety.
A lot of companies are starting to embrace the push for sustainability. Organizations often list “environmental stewardship” or something similar as a core value. This doesn’t appear to be a phase that we as a society are going through. Respect for the environment is quickly becoming a standard trait that is expected of all successful businesses - big and small.
Back in December, EHS Insight issued a report on OSHA’s new health and safety rule pertaining to the electronic data reporting system. The rule outlined requirements for employers to submit their injury and illness data into the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) system over the internet.
Tesla is proud to announce that it has made an effort to make its factories safer for all of its employees. The company’s total recordable incident rate (TRIR) has dropped by 25% since 2016. Tesla is now in line with industry average rates.
In 2017, cruise ships failed more health inspections than they had in the last ten years. In all, 14 ships received failing grades—which is a significant increase from 2016, when only two ships failed their inspections.
In April of 2017, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health enacted the nation’s first workplace violence prevention standard for healthcare workers.
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are the most comprehensive overhaul of the FDA food safety regulations in over 70 years. They were approved in 2011, and the effective dates began in 2015, as the rules were finalized and published.