Health and Safety

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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Silicosis, Mining, and Occupational Health in India’s Sandstone Industry

Dec 24th, 2015 | By
Silicosis, Mining, and Occupational Health in India’s Sandstone Industry

  This article summarizes research conducted by the author on the occupational health effects of mining among sandstone miners in Rajasthan, India. Overview The increasing demand for metals and minerals to meet the growing requirements of the infrastructure sector has rapidly increased the importance of sandstone mining in India. The state of Rajasthan produces approximately
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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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EHS Budgets Expected to Rise in 2016

Nov 28th, 2015 | By
EHS Budgets Expected to Rise in 2016

Budgets for environment, health, and safety (EHS) are expected to increase in 2016 at 75% of the companies surveyed by independent research firm Verdantix.   The new global survey of 312 EHS executives found that 10% of firms will increase 2016 EHS spending by double digits, while an additional 21% will increase spending by at least
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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.



EHS Leadership: I’m being acquired…now what?

Oct 27th, 2015 | By
EHS Leadership: I’m being acquired…now what?

Contemporary businesses regularly use mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to the extent that, at any given point, many large companies are simultaneously integrating and divesting a portion of their portfolio. While the acquiring company often drives environmental, health, and safety (EHS) integration, EHS leaders for the company being acquired are frequently presented with an opportunity to
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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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