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What Does a Safety Officer Do in the Workplace?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 13, 2019 at 8:58 AM

Most organizations have a designed EHS department manager or supervisor on payroll, but there are other safety-related positions that bring additional value to your company. Here’s what you can expect from a designated safety officer and what they can do for your organization.

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

What Is Lost Time Injury, How Do You Calculate It and Why Should You Track It?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 7, 2019 at 7:16 AM

As an environmental, health and safety leader, your job requires you to collect a variety of metrics that give you a data-driven look at your safety program. These metrics provide details on specific areas and give you a better idea of where to direct your efforts. One of the most important metrics you should pay attention to is the Lost Time Injury rate.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Metrics

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

A Closer Look at the Oil and Gas Industry’s Commitment to Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on February 6, 2019 at 9:41 AM

One of the most dangerous industries in the world is notably one of the most committed to workplace safety.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Mining & Metals, Oil & Gas, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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

Examining the Different Types of Work Safety Gloves

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on January 18, 2019 at 11:24 AM

According to OH&S, hand accidents account from between 40 to 60 percent of recordable workplace incidents. Selecting a pair of gloves to work goes beyond finding the right fit and form.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management, PPE

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

The Top 5 Causes of Construction Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 28, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Even the most diligent construction companies can still be at risk for a major accident. Construction accidents don’t just happen on their own, either. It’s usually the result of a series of events that ultimately led to the incident.

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Topics: OSHA, Training Management, Incident Management, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

8 Workplace Safety Tips to Share at Your Next Safety Meeting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on November 26, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Let’s face it: At some point, your employees may think they’ve heard all there is to hear about workplace safety. When this happens, it can be a slippery slope because your cautionary tales or safety tips may start to fall on deaf ears.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Tips, Incident Management, Safety Management, Safety Meetings

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