Category: Back to Basics

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

Back to Basics: Ladder 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 ladder safety and OSHA’s standards for using ladders in the workplace. Ladders are an integral piece of equipment in many industries and workplaces, but they also are a major hazard if […]

Infographic: Women in EHS

In recent years, EHS leaders have been shifting focus towards becoming more sustainable and embracing concepts such as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). The social component of ESG aims to bring subjects to the table that in the past would have been handled by the human resources (HR) department, such as diversity, equity, and inclusion […]

Back to Basics: Women in EHS

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 issues that women face in EHS workplaces. In recent years, EHS leaders have been shifting focus towards becoming more sustainable and embracing concepts such as Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). […]

Infographic: OSHA’s Workplace PPE Requirements

In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of attention has been called to personal protective equipment (PPE), both in the general public and in the workplace. However, PPE has been required in many types of industries for years, and it is important for environmental, health, and safety (EHS) leaders to understand PPE standards. […]

Back to Basics: OSHA PPE 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 requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of attention has been called to personal protective equipment (PPE), both in […]

Infographic: 5 Tips for Toolbox Talks

All environmental, health, and safety (EHS) leaders should be familiar with the term “toolbox talks,” which can also be known by many other names, such as safety briefings, pre-start, take 5 safety talks, or tailgate safety meetings. Toolbox talks are the quick five- to 10-minute safety discussions held before the start of the workers’ shifts […]

Back to Basics: Tips for Toolbox Talks

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine toolbox talks and tips for making them more effective in the workplace. All environmental, health, and safety (EHS) leaders should be familiar with the term “toolbox talks,” which can also be […]

Back to Basics: How to Be Prepared for a Disaster

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 be prepared to lead your team in the event of a disaster or emergency. In the workplace, one of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional’s first priorities is […]

Infographic: The Fundamentals of ESG

The modern workplace is changing because of many different factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great Resignation, and younger generations entering the workforce. Employees are demanding more from companies, in terms of what the company can do for them, and within a broader social context. To deal with this shift in values, employers are turning […]

Back to Basics: The Fundamentals of ESG

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 definition, history, and workplace implementation of ESG, and how it can lead to a more sustainable workplace. The modern workplace is changing because of many different factors, including the COVID-19 […]