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 […]
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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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 […]
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.
Sign labels that can be printed with laser or ink-jet printers in minutes and removed cleanly from most surfaces serve to notify, instruct, and even protect personnel in just about every area in a facility.
Workplace violence is unpredictable … or is it? Wearables and predictive analytics are more than just trendy tech tools—they have the potential to give safety managers an edge in foreseeing and preventing workplace violence.
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 […]
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.
Imagine performing an overhead motion nearly 5,000 times a day. Some Ford assembly line workers do just that, but new wearable technology is easing the burden. Ford has partnered with a California company to create an EksoVest, which elevates and supports a worker’s arms while performing overhead tasks.
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.
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 […]