The Ontario Ministry of Labour has decided to make some significant changes this year. They plan to enhance the protection for workers in a very specific way: Increasing the maximum fines for workplaces that do not meet the established safety and health standards. This change will affect individuals and businesses.
The number of federal OSHA inspectors has dropped. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s total federal inspection force fell below 1,000 in early October. There are now 116 fewer staff than there were in December of 2016 for the federal OSHA department.
A new year is almost here, and there’s no better time to start something new in your EHS program. Use this time to take a closer look at what’s working well in your safety efforts, as well as incidents from the past year that might warrant improvements to your program.
A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics reveals the positive impacts of using technology on the job site. The study focuses on how these technologies can improve construction safety metrics.
OSHA released its top 10 workplace safety violations of 2017 at the National Safety Council’s Congress and Expo in September. As predicted, the list remained consistent with previous years, though perhaps with a change as to the order of the violations on the list.
Having a holiday party at work can be the perfect motivator to keep your team engaged through New Year’s Day. However, it’s all too easy for safety to take the backseat in a fun, festive atmosphere.
Topics: Workplace Health and Safety
Industrial hygiene is an important piece of your EHS program, but many companies struggle to prioritize it.
ISO 45001 will enter the Approval Stage in November 2017 after several years of reviews and enhancements to the proposal. After an initial set back due to enormous interest and involvement by ISO member countries, the expected publication date is now set at February 2018. The ISO 45001 standard regarding Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements will serve as an add-on to existing standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It takes various national and international labor standards into account.
If you’re an employer of any size, it’s important to prioritize workplace safety in order to protect both your employees and your financial assets. Fortunately, there is a simple method for developing a viable workplace safety program. Here’s an easy formula for designing and implementing a workplace safety program.