What Makes a Glove Impact Resistant?

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Not surprisingly, injuries caused by knocks, bumps, and pinches are among the most common across various industries and can cause a wide range of hand injuries. When an object strikes or pinches a hand, the force is transferred directly from the object to the hand and can lead […]

How to Determine ESG Objectives and ​Measure Success

ESG reporting is now an essential part of corporate leadership as it positively impacts a company’s reputation, legal standing, and financial performance. EHS professionals are well-equipped to lead ESG initiatives, as they are already familiar with ESG-related programs and have access to a wealth of data. By following a five-step process, you can put together […]

Petition Urges EPA to Address Alleged TCEQ Air Permitting Violations

Thirteen organizations, led by environmental advocacy heavy hitters Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, and the Sierra Club, petitioned the EPA on June 28, 2022, urging the Agency “to take action in Texas, where the state’s air permitting program has for years failed to meet public participation and environmental justice obligations under federal environmental and civil rights […]

Concrete Mixer Fatality Nets $246K OSHA Fine

A 19-year-old worker in Florida suffered fatal injuries after a concrete mixer restarted while the teen tried to clean the machine’s inside. Now, Newnan, Georgia-based Foley Products Company faces $245,546 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for one willful and six serious violations, the agency announced September 20. OSHA inspectors determined that two […]

Refinery Settlement Includes Electric Lawn Equipment

On September 6, 2023, the EPA announced it reached a settlement with Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) resolving alleged violations of the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) fuels requirements at Suncor’s Commerce City, Colorado, refining operations. Suncor will pay a $160,660 civil penalty and has agreed to implement a supplemental environmental project, which requires the company to […]

Wyoming Geared to Launch Underground Carbon Dioxide Storage Projects

Wyoming officials, using federal funding and state tax dollars, are moving forward with the state’s vision to build the perfect regulatory environment to launch a low-carbon energy industry devoted to collecting carbon dioxide from industrial sources to pump it deep underground for permanent storage. “Wyoming, according to Gov. Mark Gordon and other state officials, is […]

Back to Basics: Evacuation Procedures

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 recommendations for 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 […]

Streamlining Visitor Management for Contractors

Effective visitor management is crucial for contractors operating in various industries, including construction, engineering, and maintenance. A well-organized visitor management system not only enhances security but also improves operational efficiency. In this article, we will explore the importance of visitor management for contractors and delve into practical strategies to implement a robust system that ensures […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Are You Ready

As EHSDA’s Emergency Preparedness Week comes to a close, one overarching and obvious theme that emerged was readiness. Advanced planning and preparation are vital to ensuring that businesses can handle what disasters throw at them. To wit, the Song of the Week features the great Thin Lizzy asking a very important question: “Are You Ready?” […]

What We Learned From…Emergency Preparedness Week 2023

EHS Daily Advisor’s Emergency Preparedness Week ran from September 18-22. Let’s take a look back at the content that became available throughout the week which was designed around emergency preparedness to help organizations meet these new demands. Monday Back to Basics | Natural Disaster Response Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked […]

NSC Launches Workplace Overdose Program

The National Safety Council (NSC) has launched a new workplace safety program, Respond Ready Workplace, to help employers combat the rise in workplace drug overdoses, the organization announced September 18. Deaths on the job from drug overdoses have increased 536% since 2011, according to the NSC’s Injury Facts page about overdose deaths. Unintentional workplace overdose […]

Mitigating Workplace Hazards with Smart Facility Design

Workplaces of all shapes and sizes have potential safety hazards lurking around almost every corner. From slippery floors and poor indoor air quality to excessive noise and inadequate emergency preparedness, the number of employee safety and well-being risks is quite high.  Facilities managers everywhere have a duty of care to mitigate these dangers for the […]

OSHA Cites Texas Poultry Plant for Ergonomics Hazards

On September 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited Holmes Foods Inc., a Nixon, Texas, poultry processor, for ergonomics hazards. OSHA cited Holmes Foods for five serious safety and health violations that also included failure to provide required eye protection; not developing lockout/tagout procedures to prevent sudden machine start-ups; and failure […]