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10 Lesser-Known Safety Topics to Cover at Your Next Meeting

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 17, 2019 at 10:19 AM

Safety meetings are essential if businesses want to keep managers, supervisors, site visitors and employees on the same page when it comes to your expectations of safety in the workplace or on the job site.

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

Significant Fines for Two Companies in Wake of Serious Employee Injury

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on May 7, 2019 at 6:54 PM

Priority Workforce, Inc. and JSL Foods, Inc. were fined a combined total of $300,000 in April 2019 for an on-the-job injury that cost an employee two fingers. For JSL Foods, Inc., this wasn’t the first accident nor the first citation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, In the News, Incident Management, Safety Management

Oil Spill Prevention: Safety Planning Is Key

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 1, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Just one gallon of oil can taint a million gallons of water, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There are inherent risks in oil exploration, extraction, transport, and storage; spills can have serious adverse and potentially long-term effects on the environment, drinking water, human and wildlife populations. Prevention is key, and preparation is part of that.

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Topics: Process Safety, Sustainability, Industry Insights, Oil & Gas, Safety Management, EPA

Referral to OSHA Costs Two Companies Fines for Serious Violations

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 29, 2019 at 11:56 AM

In the summer of 2018, someone snapped a photo of a construction worker in Ithaca, NY. He was working without a harness or guardrails to protect him from falling, and he was photographed walking across scaffolding while holding a wooden board. That photo was sent to OSHA, which launched an investigation into the incident shortly thereafter. By January 2019, citations for serious violations were assessed on the general contractor and the scaffolding company, a subcontractor. Tompkins County Workers’ Center has since claimed responsibility for submitting report to OSHA.

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Topics: OSHA, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Building Materials & Construction

Increased OSHA Inspections on the Horizon - Will You Be Ready?

Posted by EHS Insight Staff on April 24, 2019 at 10:09 AM

OSHA inspectors take an active role in preserving the health and life of American workers. They ensure working conditions are not unduly dangerous and that workplace incidents are reduced. These inspectors are responsible for workplace inspections.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, In the News, Safety Management, Safety Culture

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

Why Your Company Needs Workplace Health and Safety Policies

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 1, 2019 at 8:36 AM

Health and safety policies might not sound like the most interesting topics to many people. But without them, a company risks serious interruption of its operations, whether it’s due to illness, injury or accident. There are several components to crafting effective health and safety policies, and good reasons to make sure an organization gets it right.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Safety Management

Safety Audit Checklist: Why Use Checklists to Conduct Safety Audits

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 25, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Are you using safety audit checklists in your EHS department? If you are, consider yourself one step closer to bringing organization and efficiency into your operations. And if you’re not, you should be.

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Topics: OSHA, Compliance, Safety Audit Software, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

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

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