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Back to Basics: Machine Guarding Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for machine guarding in the general, construction, maritime, and agricultural industries. Working with machinery and moving machine parts is common in many workplaces, and according to OSHA, it has […]

GAO: NIOSH Needs to Bolster WTC Program Access

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) needs to closely monitor members’ timely access to health services under its World Trade Center Health Program, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) concluded in a new report (GAO-22-105303) released July 29. Eligible responders and survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks receive health services through […]

Infographic: Lockout/Tagout

Workers are exposed to hazardous energy in a number of different industries, especially during equipment and machinery maintenance and servicing. Here’s what you need to know about lockout/tagout.

5 Signs You Need Contractor Management Software

Among the many daily operations to undertake in conducting a successful business, safety management is irrefutably a top priority. Safety-conscious companies dedicate a great deal of effort to ensuring that their operations and people within it remain compliant. With the emergence of technology, the EHS industry has become resourceful in developing frameworks to most effectively […]

Faces of EHS: Reggie Asare on Bringing Safety to the Forefront

Reggie Asare is a director of EHS in Texas for Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies. He graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management technology. Reggie joined Skanska in 2008 as a project engineer and soon he realized his true passion was […]

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Infographic: Lockout/Tagout

Workers are exposed to hazardous energy in a number of different industries, especially during equipment and machinery maintenance and servicing. Here’s what you need to know about lockout/tagout.

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Why Roof Hatches Can Be Dangerous Fall Hazards

Falls are far too common, and the results are often devastating. According to the National Safety Council, falls killed 42,114 people at home and work in 2020, making it the second most common cause of unintentional death in the United States. In addition, during that same period, 211,640 workers were hurt badly enough in a workplace fall to need days away from work. This article is sponsored by Diversified Fall Protection.

The Makings of the EHS Leader of Tomorrow

In this whitepaper, Origami Risk explores the question “What contributes to the success of EHS professionals as they strive to advance safety culture and improve workplace safety?” Based on the primary interviews, secondary research, and the results of Origami’s EHS maturity assessment, we help EHS professionals get a glimpse into: Common challenges EHS professionals must […]

Moving the Needle: Employee Upskilling in the Modern Workforce

In our “Moving the Needle: Employee Upskilling in the Modern Workforce” report, nearly 400 executives, directors, managers, and professionals from the human resources and environmental health and safety (EHS) industries responded during March 2022 and weighed in on the presence of upskilling and training programs in their workplace. With this closer look, we aim to […]

Conducting a Successful Hazard Analysis

A hazard analysis employs various techniques to identify possible job or task-related risks before they occur. It involves analyzing every stakeholder or component for a particular task – the workers, the machines or tools, the working environment, and the task itself. The core objective of this practice is not just identifying existing hazards, but also […]