“Safety culture” is top priority for every safety manager these days, but how to shape a culture is a continual challenge. Most of the time, the focus is on the attitudes of managers and supervisors that work directly with workers and improving employee engagement, but a successful safety culture also requires the most senior leaders […]
Are you building a safety culture at your facility? If so, avoiding these five mistakes can save you time and resources, and make your program more successful.
Did you know April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? Safety.BLR.com, our partner site, created an infographic highlighting 5 simple steps to help you become a safer, more focused, driver.
All employers required to keep injury and illness records are impacted by OSHA’s recent workplace injuries and illnesses rule, which requires certain employers to electronically submit data and prohibits employers from discouraging workers from reporting an injury or illness. Many believe the antiretaliation provision of the rule will be eliminated as soon as OSHA leadership […]
What does President Trump’s Executive Order directing federal agencies to repeal two regulations for every new one issued mean for the EPA? With the Administration’s promise to roll back most of EPA’s regulations and many in Congress calling for the agency to be eliminated entirely, the future of EPA regulations is of top interest to […]
Keep your workers safe. Here are 11 tips for handling hazardous materials. Don’t become a target for one of these avoidable citations! Join us on March 29 for an in-depth webinar presented by Meaghan Boyd, a seasoned environmental litigation partner at Alston & Bird, as she discusses best practices for hazardous materials transportation. You’ll learn: […]
We all can do more to ensure worker safety on each jobsite because we are all something special to someone. And that means we need to do everything we can to help everyone get home safely at night. So, you tell us…what do you know about safety? Because what you don’t know, may be dangerous! […]
Violence in the workplace is an important safety and health issue, one that is too often overlooked or ignored. In many cases, a violent incident can be avoided, because occurrences are often preceded by warning signs.
Here are 22 questions to help focus efforts on identifying and controlling hazards when you conduct a job hazard analysis (JHA). Note that the list is not complete. You will need to think carefully about the tasks and sub-tasks of each job you analyze and the particular hazards they present. Then you can add or […]
OSHA announced its silica final rule last spring and it immediately received criticism from industry groups. These groups call the standard unobtainable and very costly, and claim that the rule isn’t really necessary to improve worker safety. But is the rule too costly? Is the standard impossible to meet with current technology? On this episode, […]