Category: EHS Management

Safety 2017: Leadership Tips for Frontline Supervisors

At Safety 2017, the annual professional development conference of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Judy L. Agnew, PhD, senior vice president of safety solutions with Aubrey Daniels International, spoke to a large room filled with safety professionals in a session titled “Setting Frontline Supervisors Up for Success in Safety.”

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When Addressing Risk Reduction, Where Does OSHA Fit In?

By Rick Fineman, CSP, ARM Vice President, Risk Management Services at ICW Group Insurance Companies Risk is quantifiable. To do so, most risk models use scales for frequency, likelihood, and severity. When analyzing the risk of employee injury, this may be accessed based on the following factors:

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How’d They Do It? Small Business Safety Success Stories

Yesterday we discussed the likelihood that small businesses will experience more workplace injuries and illnesses than larger companies. Today we will look at some small business safety success stories. The common denominator for these successes is that the companies took advantage of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) On-Site Consultation Program, which offers free […]

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Three Key Safety Steps for Small Businesses

Are you in charge of safety at a small business? If so, you have your work cut out for you. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), small businesses are more likely to experience workplace injuries and illnesses than larger companies. Let’s take a look at some small business facts and […]

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Three Sources for Fresh Safety Incentive Program Ideas

Congratulations! You have well-established safety incentive program, one with well-defined goals that recognizes workers’ participation and efforts to improve safety in the workplace! It promotes positive communication between management and workers, and it doesn’t fall foul of current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforcement guidance. It’s a well-oiled machine that has been in place […]

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Four Strategies to Kick Your Safety Incentive Program Up a Notch

By now, you’ve put the basics in place. Your safety incentive program is structured to reward safety without suppressing reporting and to ensure that it doesn’t look like an entitlement or used to reward only supervisors’ “favorites.” But, could you take your safety incentive program to the next level?

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The Cost of Catastrophe: The Business Case for Better Equipment

What could you do with $32 billion dollars? A lot, certainly—but not if you’re forced to sink the entire amount into settling federal, state, and local claims for environmental damage from a preventable chemical catastrophe and paying the medical costs of workers or civilians killed or injured by the incident. That’s what Transocean, Ltd., the […]


Are Your Feet Always Wet if You’re Standing in a Wetland?

Does the project you are considering need a wetlands permit? There was a company in New England whose owner wanted to move to a defunct airport site located on Long Island Sound and build a state-of-the-art-facility. One of his employees was a state representative. Another was a member of the local wetlands commission. Did he […]