Category: Back to Basics

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

Back to Basics: Wildfire Preparedness and Response 

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 preparing and responding to wildfires. Wildfires are becoming increasingly more common with climate change, and they cause major hazards for both people and businesses. According to the EPA, […]

Infographic: Cleaning, Disinfecting, & Sanitizing

It’s important to properly clean, disinfect, and sanitize to make buildings healthy. There is some confusion among the three terms, but it’s important to focus on cleaning and disinfecting unless your facility or local, state, or federal law requires sanitization. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. Check out our Back […]

Back to Basics: Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Sanitizing

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 difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. It’s important to properly clean, disinfect, and sanitize to make buildings healthy. There is some confusion among the three terms, but it’s important to […]

Infographic: Oil and Gas Hazards

Oil and gas industry workers face all kinds of hazards during all the different industrial processes they execute in order to drill and service a well. Here’s what you need to know about oil and gas industry hazards. 

Back to Basics: Oil and Gas 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 the hazards associated with oil and gas extraction, and OSHA’s recommendations for oil and gas safety. Oil and gas industry workers face all kinds of hazards during all the different industrial […]

Infographic: Machine Guarding

Working with machinery and moving machine parts is common in many workplaces, and according to OSHA, it has the potential to cause serious injuries amongst employees such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns, or blindness. Here’s what you need to know about machine guarding. 

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 […]