Category: Health and Wellness

Total Worker Health

EHS on Tap: E67 NIOSH Experts Discuss Total Worker Health for World Health Day

There are many health threats facing the workforce today, such as stress, fatigue, obesity, mental health issues, and lung and heart disease, to name a few. These issues impact workers, as well as their organizations and the general public, and the entire working world can benefit from addressing the overall health of our populace, both […]

Drug and Alcohol Testing Results

EHS on Tap: E66 Returning to Work Post-COVID: Considerations for Your Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies

While we are still amid the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing vaccination rates and better workplace safety guidance have led organizations to look ahead to return-to-work scenarios in a post-COVID business world. One environment, health, and safety (EHS)-related angle that may be a bit overlooked is your drug and alcohol testing program. Drug and alcohol use has […]

Safety leader and team meeting

Workplace Safety Is the Top Priority for Business Leaders in 2021

According to a new survey conducted by Oasis, a Human Resources (HR) services provider, ensuring a safe work environment amid COVID-19 is the top priority among business leaders. Workplace safety is emphasized more than other important business considerations such as talent acquisition and professional development.

COVID-19 vaccine

EHS on Tap: E63 The COVID-19 Vaccine and Your Company: What Is the Role of EHS?

Vaccines for COVID-19 are rolling out now, providing the world some much needed optimism for the coming year as we continue to combat the pandemic. However, environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals have a lot of questions about the vaccine and what their role, if any, should be in organizational vaccination programs. Fortunately, we’re joined […]

Histoplasmosis Fungal Infection

NIOSH Looks to Raise Awareness of Fungal Infection Histoplasmosis in Workers

The diagnosis of histoplasmosis, a fungal infection of the lungs, often can be delayed due to a lack of awareness of the condition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) said in its January 2021 newsletter on recent research developments. Workers in agriculture and construction are at higher risk for histoplasmosis, which is […]

Fatigued worker

Do You Have a Risk Management Plan for Fatigue?

Worker fatigue poses a clear and present danger to the workforce, but how many environment, health, and safety (EHS) teams have a plan in place to mitigate the risk? It’s important to understand the hazards and put a preventive action plan in place at your organization.