Category: Back to Basics

Highlighting the building blocks of safety culture and essential information that any EHS professional should know.

Back to Basics: Are You Effectively Controlling Machine Hazards?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to comply with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard. Lockout/tagout, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standard that’s more formally known as “control of hazardous energy,” addresses the hazards posed by equipment […]

Back to Basics: Highway Work Zone Safety

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to maintain safety in a highway construction work zone. Highway and street construction workers face the risk of fatal and serious injury while on jobsites from passing motor vehicles, the movement of […]

Back to Basics: How Ergonomics Can Help Reduce MSD Claim Costs

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how ergonomics can help reduce workplace injuries and the costs associated with them. Ergonomics are no big deal, right? There’s no federal standard for ergonomics or the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). […]

Back to Basics: Managing Older Workers

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to manage the growing population of older workers. It’s no secret that the aging workforce is having a major impact on workplaces. According to Pew Research Center, the current workforce of 11 […]

Infographic: Hurricane Rescue & Recovery

Forecasters are predicting a busy hurricane season this year, so you should make sure your workplace is prepared for a hurricane and its aftermath. Here’s what you need to know about rescue and recovery operations after a hurricane hits.

Back to Basics: Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Is your workplace ready for up to 25 named storms this year, including seven major hurricanes (category 3, 4, or 5) with winds of […]

Back to Basics: Are You Ready for Construction Fall Hazards?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare for construction fall hazards. Are you ready for the hazards of summer building, including the construction industry’s deadliest hazard? Falls from heights can cause serious, sometimes fatal, injuries. Fall […]

Back to Basics: Control and Prevention of Legionella in Water Systems

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to control and prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria in your water systems. Legionellosis, which can lead to Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever, is spread primarily through inhaling Legionella-contaminated, aerosolized water. […]

Back to Basics: Radiation Exposure Preparedness

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare your workers for a radiation emergency. A radiation emergency is a non-routine situation in which radiation is released or there is other risk of exposure to radiation, according to […]

Back to Basics: Are You Prepared for Another Hot Summer?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare your workers for another hot summer. Are you ready for the above-normal heat predicted for this coming summer? Do you have heat illness prevention and heat illness response programs […]