Category: EHS Management

Fatigue

NSC 2019: How Are You Managing Fatigue Risk?

At the 2019 National Safety Council (NSC) Congress & Expo in San Diego, California, Emily Whitcomb, Senior Program Manager of NSC, and Lori Guasta, Vice President, Consulting Services and Research for Predictive Safety SRP, Inc., spoke about fatigue in the workplace and how to manage this significant but largely unrecognized hazard.

Oregon

Workers’ Compensation Costs Dropping in Oregon

Oregon employers should see an average decrease in their workers’ compensation costs for the seventh straight year, according to Oregon OSHA. Employers next year will pay an average of $1.02 per $100 of payroll for workers’ compensation insurance, down from $1.11 in 2019, under a proposal by the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services […]

Office safety and ergonomics

Four Steps for Improving Workplace Ergonomics

It’s no secret that ergonomics programs often struggle to make an impact. All too often, they start off with a flurry of training and assessments and then fizzle out when people realize that there’s more talking about ergonomics than implementing ergonomics improvements. The ergonomics program starts to feel like more cost than benefit to management, […]

Workers' compensation

Tips for Managing Workers’ Comp to Boost Safety Performance

You worry about your workers’ compensation insurance premiums and the claims activity on your policy. You have concerns about the recordable injuries you must add to your injury and illness logs. Will your premiums go up? Will you be targeted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or state agency for an on-site inspection? […]

Bullying behavior, safety

Study: Bosses Who Bully Are a Safety Risk

Supervisors who bully the employees under their supervision pose a safety risk, a new study concluded. There was a clear relationship between abusive behavior among managers and supervisors and worsened safety behavior and poor safety outcomes among workers, a Portland State University (PSU) researcher found.

Safety Data Investment

OSHA’s Guide to Leading Indicators

Managing workplace safety can be frustrating if you have to play catch-up with accidents, injuries, and illnesses that have already happened. The number and rate of injuries and illnesses in your facility are lagging indicators.

Safety Leadership

Leadership Principles for Safety Professionals

What’s your image of a good leader? Someone charming whom people want to follow? Someone who has a cool head in a crisis? Someone with a great idea? What about you? If being a good leader isn’t something that comes naturally to you, is there anything you can do about that?

Safety data, safety statistics

Yes, You Can (Sort of) Measure Safety Culture!

While you can take steps to measure your company’s safety culture, you have to strategize your approach in a different way than you would while analyzing your other workplace safety metrics. To find out how, read the transcript of our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode with Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Process Improvement Leader at Predictive […]

Semiconductor Fabricator Finds Competitive Advantage in an Environmental Requirement

In the face of rapid industry advancement, semiconductor chip manufacturers are continually looking for an edge on the competition. Historically, that requires them to stay current with the latest trend in wafer sizes. As enhancements to production capabilities continue to increase wafer sizes, the amount of emission-laden air coming from the wafer fabrication process also […]