Category: Back to Basics

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

Back to Basics: OSHA Training Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we outline the annual OSHA training requirements for employers to remain compliant. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to comply with their training requirements in the workplace, which can include […]

Back to Basics: Preventing the Transmission of Bloodborne Pathogens

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we celebrate EHS Compliance Week by examining the dangers of bloodborne pathogens and how employers can help prevent their transmission in the workplace. Bloodborne pathogens are a dangerous hazard that can affect employees […]

Back to Basics: Cold Stress

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 dangers of cold stress and how to keep employees safe during winter weather. As it continues to get colder, it is important to revisit the safety measures that employers can […]

Back to Basics: How to Prevent Workplace Violence

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 prevent workplace violence. In an increasingly dangerous world, the need for providing a safe workplace is even more important than in the past, whether that workplace is a healthcare […]

Best of ’21: Back to Basics

As the year winds down, we’re taking a look this week at some highlights from 2021. Today, we’re highlighting excerpts from some of our favorites from our Back to Basics feature, which made its debut in late July. August 9: Common Hazards, Frequent Citations Don’t let all the new, exotic workplace hazards distract you from […]

Back to Basics: Identify Workplace Hazards With Self-Inspection Checklists

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 use checklists to identify workplace hazards. As you well know, there are hazards all around you in the workplace. In its Small Business Safety and Health Handbook, the Occupational […]

Back to Basics: What Happens When a Fire Sprinkler System Fails

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine what happens when a fire sprinkler system fails. Fire sprinkler systems are installed in commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities to protect occupants, property structures, and contents. These systems contain fires and […]

Back to Basics: Are You Ready for an Extreme Winter Storm?

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 an extreme winter storm. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time for people in many parts of the country to start thinking about winter. And […]

Back to Basics: Understanding OSHA’s Emphasis Programs

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 emphasis programs. How likely are you to see a compliance safety and health officer (CSHO) show up at your workplace for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspection? The […]

Back to Basics: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Protection 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 inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems. If there’s a fire in your facility, sprinkler systems can make a big difference in terms of reducing the chance of dying, as […]