Category: EHS Management

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Partnership Goals and Outcomes: Lessons from the Powerline Partnership

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 […]

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Partnership for Safety: Powerline Partnership Shows How Industry Cooperation Works

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 […]

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Communication Tower Safety is Everybody’s Job

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.

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Avetta and the EHS Daily Advisor® Announce the Survey Results for Supply Chains and Sustainability Research

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 […]

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Contractor Vetting Is Key in Communication Tower Safety

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.

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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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