Category: Special Topics in Safety Management

Safety is a process, and as such, needs to be managed. This section offers resources to create a viable safety program, sell it to senior management, train supervisors and employees in using it, and then track and report your progress. Look also for ways to advance your own skills in these areas, both for your current job, and those that follow.

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Sulfur Dioxide Permissible Exposure Limits: OSHA vs. NIOSH

The combustion of fossil fuels accounts for 75% to 85% of emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), but the chemical is also generated by multiple industrial activities, including the manufacture of hydrosulfites and other sulfur-containing chemicals; to bleach wood pulp and paper; to process, disinfect, and bleach food; for waste and water treatment in metal and […]

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Renewed OSHA Alliance Protects Women in Construction

Women in construction are in the minority by a wide margin, and for that reason face safety and health challenges typically not encountered by men.  OSHA has recognized the disparity and the associated risks. Accordingly, in 2013, the agency formed an alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), which the two parties […]


Put your hand up if you’re in need of a mobile EHS solution.

Sponsored by - Cority

Now’s the time to entrench participation in your programs and extend your EHS platform across devices with minimal headache and heartache. Ensuring the health and safety of your workforce carries a huge amount of responsibility. You are your team’s most trusted advisor when it comes to improving well-being in your workplace.


Protecting Employees from the Winter Cold

In recent weeks, a storm brought high winds and snow to much of the East Coast, and in its wake, much of the country experienced a dangerous combination of temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below average and subzero wind chills, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).  While it has now passed, winter is far from over—read these important […]


Creating Safer Safety Knives

Sponsored by - Slice

Safety knife: the term sounds like an oxymoron. However, there are safety knives available that actually do provide an added level of risk mitigation, beyond traditional industry approaches: they are the safety knife designs created by Slice.


Controlling the Risks of UAVs in the Workplace

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also called drones, are proving themselves useful for more than just hobby photographers. But, as we saw earlier in this series, they also carry risks. As governments and businesses adopt UAV technology for everything from aerial reconnaissance to construction project management, it’s important to make sure that those risks are addressed.


Up, Up, and Away! UAVs May Save the Day—But Can They Do It Safely?

What do you get when you combine a small, unmanned remote-controlled aircraft with a functional attachment—a still camera, video camera, or infrared camera; a LiDAR range detection system; or some kind of tool? You get today’s multifunctional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). They’re faster than a human on foot, more powerful than your digital camera and […]