Category: Back to Basics

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

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 […]

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.

Back to Basics: Lockout/Tagout

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine lockout/tagout and OSHA’s recommendations for controlling hazardous energy. Workers are exposed to hazardous energy in a number of different industries, especially during equipment and machinery maintenance and servicing. According to OSHA, […]

Infographic: Work-Related Asthma

Asthma is a lung condition in which the airways become narrow and inflamed, and it is accompanied by episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), work-related asthma is asthma triggered by an exposure at work. There are over 300 known or suspected substances […]

Back to Basics: Work-Related Asthma

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine work-related asthma and NIOSH’s recommendations for prevention. Asthma is a lung condition in which the airways become narrow and inflamed, and it is accompanied by episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness […]

Infographic: Nail Technician Safety

According to OSHA, nail technicians face a wide variety of health hazards every day at work. OSHA has several recommendations for nail technicians to help keep them safe when dealing with the three main types of hazards: chemical, ergonomic, and biological hazards. Here’s what you need to know about nail technician safety. Check out our Back to Basics: […]

Back to Basics: Nail Technician 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 nail technician safety and OSHA’s recommendations for dealing with nail salon hazards. EHS covers all kinds of workplaces and expands into industries where many might not consider the potential safety concerns […]

Infographic: Universal Waste

Hazardous waste management is a topic that encompasses a wide variety of wastes and procedures that helps to keep the harmful effects of waste on human health and the environment to a minimum. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the universal waste regulations streamline the hazardous waste management standards for certain categories of hazardous waste […]

Back to Basics: Universal Waste 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 the Environmental Protection Agency’s requirements for universal waste. Hazardous waste management is a topic that encompasses a wide variety of wastes and procedures that helps to keep the harmful effects of […]

Infographic: Landscaping Safety

Landscapers are exposed to all kinds of different hazards on a daily basis, ranging from heat and weather hazards, chemical exposures, accidents with machinery or tools, construction dangers, and the physical stress of lifting and other awkward postures. Here’s what you need to know about landscaping safety.