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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Q&A: Latched Cabinets as Machine Guarding

Recently, a subscriber asked the following question:
If we have rotating machinery that is contained in latched cabinets, is it an OSHA requirement that we require the use of a tool to access these cabinets?

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Q&A: Confined Space Reclassification

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The 2017 Workplace Safety Puzzle

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From 2015 to 2017, OSHA fines increased almost 80%, making the cost of noncompliance too expensive for most organizations to ignore.

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OSHA Chief: Workplace Deaths Are ‘Rarely Accidental’

Although workplace deaths are often called accidents, they “are rarely ‘accidental,’ as in a matter of chance or bad luck,” according to Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels in a recent opinion piece. Michaels says the issue can usually be traced back to decisions by employers and managers? Agree? Disagree? Keep reading to find out why Michaels turns to a recent motion picture to make his point.

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2017 EHS Salary Guide Released

The EHS career field is evolving as younger employees join the workforce, budgets are slashed, and regulations continue to change. The 2017 EHS Salary Guide will help evaluate if you are being paid a fair amount for the responsibilities you are shouldering. In addition, EHS managers can find the information to keep their departments competitive and efficient.

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EHS on Tap: E13 – A Safety Voyage to the Animal Kingdom

On this episode of EHS on Tap, we head straight into the seemingly complex world of animals and how species have evolved to alert their own kind of lurking dangers and how safety managers can adopt similar situational awareness strategies to protect employees from the obvious but often overlooked hazards in the workplace.

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It’s Time to Find That Missing Glove … and Remind Your Employees About Working in the Cold

Despite some bouts of downright balmy weather this fall, cold temperatures are settling in across many parts of the country. If you haven’t had “that conversation” with employees about working safely in the cold, it’s time.

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Coworker Saves Two Lives in Confined Space Mishap; Employer Draws $73K Fine

What makes a confined space dangerous? The textbook answer is that it contains some hazard and that it’s difficult to escape. But, as one Garden Grove employer recently learned, a lack of knowledge is also a dangerous—and potentially costly—thing.

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Holiday Cheer…or Fire Hazard? ‘Tis the Season to Deck the Halls Safely

Do you deck the halls in your workplace? Whether you do it for business-related purposes—decorating to draw in customers looking for holiday items—or just to bring some seasonal cheer into the workplace, make sure that your holiday decorations don’t invite tragedy. Decorate safely with these holiday tips.

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Hospitals: Where Many Go for Healing, Many Are Harmed

Hospitals are among the most dangerous workplaces in the country, averaging nearly seven work-related injuries and illnesses for every 100 full-time employees. That’s nearly twice the rate for private industry as a whole. Cases of nonfatal occupational injury and illness for healthcare workers are among the highest of any industry sector.

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