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Back to Basics: Hierarchy of Controls

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the hierarchy of controls for workplace safety. Exposure controls are critical for protecting workers, and they either remove hazardous conditions or place barriers between workers and hazards. Ventilators might remove airborne pathogens, […]

Battery Manufacturer Cited for Lead Violations

An Augusta, Georgia, battery manufacturer faces $160,727 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for exposing employees to unsafe levels of lead, the agency announced September 27. OSHA made its determination based on personal air monitoring of workers and lead accumulation on respirators and counters in areas where workers took their lunch breaks. The […]

Contractor Agrees to $370K Fine to Avoid Prosecution

An Oklahoma contractor agreed to pay $370,680 in criminal and civil penalties to avoid federal prosecution for a worker’s fatal fall, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced September 27. Skinner Tank Company entered into a deferred prosecution agreement on one count of ignoring federal safety regulations that resulted in a worker fatality in […]

Ergonomics: Controlling the Costs of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Do you have effective ergonomics interventions in place at your facilities or worksites? How much are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) costing you? Ergonomic hazards are among the costliest workplace hazards, according to Liberty Mutual’s latest Workplace Safety Index (WSI). “Overexertion involving outside sources” (lifting heavy loads) tops the insurer’s WSI­. Overexertion injuries collectively cost employers $12.84 […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: We Gotta Get Out of This Place

This week, EHSDA highlighted the basics of evacuation procedures in an emergency. With that in mind, the Song of the Week is a song that was popularized by the Animals in 1965, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place.” Written by songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weill, the song was originally intended to be recorded […]

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Back to Basics: OSHA 300 Log

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we take a look at the OSHA 300 log and how to use it. If you’ve ever questioned what to record on your OSHA Form 300, short for OSHA Log of Injuries and […]

Faces of EHS: 2023 Questions 

Are you an environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional with something to contribute to your professional community? If so, we want to hear from you! Faces of EHS is our feature series where we profile leaders in the EHS industry, shining a light on their background, best practices, trends, and, most importantly, how they keep […]

Infographic: OSHA Top 10 List for FY 2022

The construction industry fall protection standard remains the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) most frequently cited standard for the 12th year in a row, the agency announced on September 20. Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, presented a list of preliminary figures for fiscal year (FY) 2022—the fiscal year ends September […]

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Infographic: Evacuation Procedures

During emergencies, things can go wrong in an instant. It’s crucial for safety leaders to develop emergency action plans (EAP) with effective evacuation procedures, so that in a disaster scenario, employees know where to go. Here’s what you need to know about evacuation procedures. Check out our Back to Basics: Evacuation Procedures article for more information.

EHSDA Shorts: Written EAP Requirements

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Brandy Zadoorian, CEO and Principal Consultant, Triangle Safety Consulting LLC, about the written requirements for Emergency Action Plans (EAP). Tune in to hear her insights.



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