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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

Incident Investigation Blog Series – Part 1: The Need for a Methodology

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on May 14, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Incident investigations are a necessary component of any organization’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) program. Effective incident investigation will not only identify, document, and analyze an event, but will also help to identify the root causes to mitigate and avoid future incidents.

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Topics: Performance Improvement, Workplace Health and Safety, Risk Management, EHS Management, Incident Management

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

Health and Safety Certificate: More than a Piece of Paper

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 22, 2019 at 10:08 AM

If you want to add credibility to your environmental, health and safety program, consider looking into a certification program. A health and safety certificate can help companies strengthen their EHS program from within by equipping leaders with the knowledge they need. As a result, you have the best chance of improving your company’s health and safety performance while going above and beyond what regulatory agents require.

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Topics: Workplace Health and Safety

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

Live Electrical Work Permit: Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 4

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on April 10, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Regulation 29 CFR 1910 Subpart S documents specific provisions to ensure safe work practices when working with live electrical components. These procedures serve to prevent electric shock and other injuries.

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

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

Welding, Cutting and Brazing (Hot Work): Safe Work Permits Blog Series – Part 2

Posted by EHS Insight Resources on March 27, 2019 at 7:22 AM

Also referred to as “hot work” jobs, OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.252 requires employees to be properly protected from hazards associated with welding, cutting, and brazing. Any job environment that uses welding or cutting equipment should follow the requirements outlined below, regardless of industry type. 

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Topics: OSHA, Regulatory Information, Workplace Health and Safety, Compliance, Safe Work Permits

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