Health and Safety

PSM Review: 2015 Changes to OSHA’s Interpretations and Enforcement Policies

Jan 7th, 2016 | By
PSM Review: 2015 Changes to OSHA’s Interpretations and Enforcement Policies

As you plan for 2016, be sure to review the changes made by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to its Process Safety Management (PSM) of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (HHCs) standard in 2015.  These changes may result in additional facilities and processes being subject to the PSM standard, and may require more rigorous
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OSHA Inspection at Santa’s Workshop

Dec 28th, 2015 | By
OSHA Inspection at Santa’s Workshop

Take a break and listen to OSHA Inspection at Santa’s Workshop, a funny song about a surprise OSHA inspection at Santa’s Workshop that threatens to ruin Christmas.   Thanks to Dan Clark and Creative Safety Supply for this post!   About The Safety Brief The Safety Brief is a compilation of short radio-casts produced by
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What do Pallet Racking Inspections Have to do with Sustainable Business?

Dec 26th, 2015 | By
What do Pallet Racking Inspections Have to do with Sustainable Business?

Future businesses will need to be safer and more sustainable. In order to achieve this, an area that many businesses may not have considered is racking system efficiency. It goes without saying that regular racking inspections, warehouse management, and safe production are keys to a business that values its employees’ health. However, these things are
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Travel Time is Work Time for Mobile Workers

Dec 6th, 2015 | By
Travel Time is Work Time for Mobile Workers

A recent judgment in the European Court of Justice may cause environmental, health and safety (EHS) leaders with employees in the European Union to revise the way they manage and account for their mobile workers.  Bruce Caldow’s article Working Time and Peripatetic Workers, originally published on Harper Macleod LLP’s HM Insights webpage, provides more information and
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Radiofrequency Exposure Penalty

Nov 22nd, 2015 | By
Radiofrequency Exposure Penalty

Do you have wireless cell phone or broadband antennas on your properties? If so, this recent enforcement notice might apply to you. Although the monetary penalty was levied against the telecom company that owned the equipment, the notice highlights safety concerns that might be unmanaged at similar locations.



Overview of the 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

Oct 11th, 2015 | By
Overview of the 2015 NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace

According to Occupational Injuries from Electrical Shock and Arc Flash Events, a report released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation in March 2015, nearly 6,000 fatal electrical injuries to workers occurred in the United States between 1992 and 2013. From 2003 through 2012, more than 24,000 non-fatal electrical injuries occurred. To help prevent injuries and
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Safety is Job 2?

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
Safety is Job 2?

Safety isn’t Job 1, as so often claimed. If safety were Job 1, we’d never leave the house. We’d never cross a street. We’d never get in a car or on a plane. If safety were Job 1, companies would go out of business rather than send employees out to drill for oil, mine iron
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OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

Jun 12th, 2015 | By
OSHA Publishes Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers

From the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers was published by U.S. OSHA on June 1, 2015. The publication provides guidance to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers. The guide was developed at the request of the National Center for Transgender Equality,
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U.S. Airlines Required to Develop Safety Management Systems under New Rule

Jan 10th, 2015 | By
U.S. Airlines Required to Develop Safety Management Systems under New Rule

Most U.S. commercial airlines will be required to have formal Safety Management Systems (SMS) in place by 2018 according to a new final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The final rule, which was published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2015, requires each air carrier operating under
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Safety Accident Prevention Videos

Jan 2nd, 2015 | By
Safety Accident Prevention Videos

Take a break and watch these powerful accident prevention videos developed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) in Ontario, Canada.     The videos, which were developed as part of the WSIB’s Prevent-It.ca campaign, were designed to stimulate discussion among employers and workers, inspiring a “change in the mindset that says workplace injuries and
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