Category: Back to Basics

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

Back to Basics: OSHA’s Process Safety Management Enforcement

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine compliance with OSHA’s Process Safety Management standard. Is your workplace covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Process Safety Management (PSM) standard? Application of the PSM standard was covered […]

Back to Basics: Lone Worker 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 protect lone workers. If you have workers working alone or in remote areas, you need to ensure that they’re safe on the job. Lone workers include people who don’t work […]

Back to Basics: Silica Hazards, Compliance, and Enforcement

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine silica hazards and compliance with related OSHA standards. Silica shows up in materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar and is used to make artificial stone, bricks, ceramics, glass, and pottery. Respirable […]

Back to Basics: Check Up on Your Confined Space

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 confined space standard. Confined spaces are ones that workers may have to enter but that often pose atmospheric or physical hazards. Hazards of confined spaces can […]

Back to Basics: ESG Reporting Frameworks

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we look at ESG reporting frameworks. When it comes to reporting on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives, there are many options to consider. There are many different ESG disclosure frameworks to help […]

Back to Basics: Electrical 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 electrical safety. Some workers may have more exposure to electrical hazards than others, but all workers should understand the dangers of electricity and how to take the proper precautions. The Occupational Safety […]

Back to Basics: Head Protection

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine guidance on head protection. It’s no revelation that workplace head injuries are a major safety concern. Are you providing the proper head protection for your employees? The hard hat has been […]

Back to Basics: How’s Your Powered Industrial Truck Compliance?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine compliance with powered industrial truck safety standards. You need to be mindful of the hazards posed by forklifts and other powered industrial trucks and federal enforcement efforts focused on those hazards. […]

Back to Basics: Near-Miss Reporting

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine near-miss reporting. Incident investigation often focuses on finding the causes of adverse safety events, but it’s also a good idea to investigate near-miss incidents (also known as “close calls”). Near misses […]

Back to Basics: Preparing for Winter’s Unique 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 winter hazards. Cold temperatures and seasonal precipitation like freezing rain, hail, or snow can pose winter workplace hazards. What can you expect to see as the new […]