Brittany Luster has been a dedicated Tyson Foods team member since 2013 when she began her career as an Operations Associate at a local poultry facility in Northwest Arkansas. Within her first year, she was promoted to a 2nd Processing Production Supervisor. To advance her career, she transitioned into the role of Enterprise Inventory Management […]
Are you ready for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection of your powered industrial truck compliance? In the warehousing and storage industry, the powered industrial truck standard is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard. The agency currently has several powered industrial truck regional emphasis programs (REPs), as well as industry-specific REPs for warehousing and […]
On September 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the postponement of a stakeholder meeting on possible changes to the agency’s process safety management (PSM) standard (87 Federal Register (FR) 57520). The meeting, which was originally scheduled for September 28, will be held October 12. Written comments must be submitted by November 14. […]
In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about secondary containment of hazardous liquid waste. See what the experts had to say. Q: Is secondary containment of hazardous liquid waste recommended or required for […]
On August 31, 2022, the EPA published proposed amendments to its Clean Air Act (CAA) Risk Management Program in the Federal Register. The proposed revisions include changes to the accident prevention program requirements, enhancements to the emergency preparedness requirements, increased public availability of chemical hazard information, and changes/points of clarification to certain regulatory definitions. These […]
On episode 127 of EHS On Tap, Corinne Towler, director of the National Safety Council’s MSD Solutions Lab, and Emily Prentice, senior research associate for the MSD Solutions Lab, talk about new research on musculoskeletal disorder prevention. Recorded at the 2022 NSC Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego.
Confined spaces are defined by OSHA as spaces that are not necessarily designed for people, but are large enough that workers can go inside and perform specific tasks. They have limited or restricted means of entry and are not designed for continuous occupancy.
Every year, millions of workers get injured on the job, and a significant number of reported occupational injuries are hand related. The good news is that hand injuries are the number one preventable industrial accident across all industries. So, if hand injuries are so preventable, why are they so common? And how have some companies […]
When maintaining a safe work environment, it’s important to consider risk and take steps to manage it. The Risks and the Rewards survey from Avetta and EHS Daily Advisor was launched in May 2022 and gathered the insight of 106 environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals about how their organizations handle risk management and mitigation. […]
According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the economic cost of unregulated occupational health and safety practices is estimated to be close to 4% of the yearly global GDP which is around $3 trillion. Businesses around the world are paying a steep cost on workplace incidents and safety hazards. To mitigate damages, organizations must ensure […]
The number of global regulations for EHS and quality practices is increasing every year, as are the penalties for noncompliance. The cost of failing to comply with regulations is high and can be measured in terms of money, brand damage, environmental damage, and human lives. Yet with regulatory compliance becoming increasingly complex—especially for organizations with international […]