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The Importance of PPE - Coronavirus Edition

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Healthcare professionals rely on personal protective equipment every single day to protect themselves and their patients from the spread of germs and infectious diseases. But now, with the coronavirus pandemic spreading like wildfire, PPE is more important than ever.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Incident Management, Hospital & Health Care, Safety Management, PPE, Coronavirus

Dealing with Safety Resistance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 14, 2020 at 12:29 PM

You know that safety policies can help keep your workers safe. You also know that your policies are tailored to address your biggest safety concerns and can be wildly effective in making sure workers go home happy, healthy, and safe.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Training Management, Safety Shares, Safety Management, Safety Meetings, Safety Culture, Human Resources

The Basics of Workplace Safety Program Maintenance

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 13, 2020 at 12:08 PM

Building a successful safety program is only half the battle. Once you’ve built a program you can be proud of, you have to make sure it stays that way. As Warren Buffet once quipped, it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it, and the same thing can be said of your safety program.

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Topics: Process Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Audits & Inspections, Safety Culture

Building a Manufacturing Safety Culture That Lasts

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 9, 2020 at 3:32 PM

Your safety culture is the core of your safety program, the engine that keeps it moving forward. That’s because a successful safety culture isn’t built around rules or equipment – it’s built around the people you’re trying to protect.

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Topics: Process Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, Job Safety Analysis, Manufacturing, Safety Management, Safety Meetings, Safety Culture

Can You Be Fired for Reporting a Workplace Violation to OSHA?

Posted by Katy Lyden on April 8, 2020 at 11:50 AM

John works as a member of the maintenance team in his building. One day he notices that cleaning chemicals are being stored in non-approved and non-secure containers in a storage closet adjacent to where the local daycare provider rents space. Based on his training, John thinks this is a violation of OSHA standards. When he raised the issue with his supervisor, he’s told that it’s not any of his business but John is still concerned. He wants to contact OSHA and complain but John’s wife is worried he’ll lose his job. Should John be worried?

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, Compliance, Incident Management, Audit Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture, Human Resources

What Happens If You Don't Pay OSHA Fines?

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 7, 2020 at 10:56 AM

An employee is seriously injured and OSHA slaps your company with fines. A safety referral results in a fine.

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

Understanding Regression Analysis in Workplace Safety

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 6, 2020 at 2:38 PM

What would you say if we told you that safety data can be used to help reduce workplace incidents?

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Safety Management, Safety Metrics, Professional Development

Why Safety Moments Benefit Your Workplace Safety Program

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 2, 2020 at 8:49 AM

Safety moments are the most casual component of your safety presentation schedule. In fact, they’re not actually presentations at all.

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Topics: Process Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, EHS Management, Training Management, Safety Management, Safety Culture

Three Major Topics in Workplace Safety for Custodians

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 31, 2020 at 11:50 AM

Custodians are among the most underappreciated members of the workforce. Day in and day out, they work hard to make the office a usable space for every other worker.

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

How EHS Pros Can Help Overcome Fear at Work

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 27, 2020 at 7:39 AM

At first, you thought it was just you, or just a few workers. Then you started to realize the truth – that everyone is on edge, walking on eggshells, unsure of what will happen or what to say. If this sounds like your office, then you have a culture of fear.

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

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