On the night of July 3, 2017, workers at the Multifabs Limited garment factory just outside Dhaka, Bangladesh were preparing to put the facility back into production. The factory, which supplies knitted apparel to firms in seven different European countries, had been shut down for the 10-day Eid holiday at the end of the Muslim […]
Category: EHS Management
Safety culture is a critical topic for EHS leaders across high risk industries right now. It’s no secret that organizations with the strongest cultures have more engaged employees, superior safety performance and most importantly, fewer workplace incidents. But when it comes to building and fostering a safety culture that sticks, many organizations still struggle.
Every day, workers witness actions that they know are unsafe—potentially disastrous actions that could almost certainly be stopped—but they don’t voice their concerns. Why are people inhibited in these situations? Why do we so often stay silent?
What tools are you using to reduce work-related injuries and fatalities in your workplace? Do you collect and review your injury and illness data? Review safety bulletins from your industry trade group? Investigate near misses and incorporate lessons learned into your training? But have you ever considered … working cooperatively with your industry competitors? Or […]
Many industries have an adversarial relationship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in which OSHA makes rules and enforces them through inspections, fines, and penalties—often with vocal support from unions and other worker groups. The industry, for its part, fights new regulations during the rulemaking process, and then in the courts and in […]
In the communication tower industry, workers are at risk of falls and structural collapse—a risk that is increased by the chances that, at some point, safety will fall through a gap in the multiple layers of cellular service providers (carriers), tower owners, turf vendors, contractors, and subcontractors arrayed over them.
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee (June 26, 2017)—EHS Daily Advisor® announces the results of their most recent survey, “2017 Supply Chains and Sustainability” sponsored by Avetta. The Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey was launched in mid-April 2017, and 379 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals have shared their insights into how their companies are managing the safety risks […]
It’s simple enough to identify the hazards of communication tower work: falls and structural collapses, rigging and hoisting practices, and struck-by hazards. What’s sticky is the question of who is responsible for workers’ safety in an industry that employs multiple layers of contractors.
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.”
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: