Category: Health and Wellness

Infographic: Ergonomics

Implementing an ergonomic process helps reduce the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders in many kinds of industries. Here are the important elements of an ergonomic process, as outlined by OSHA.

Back to Basics: Ergonomic Hazards and Solutions

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine ergonomic hazards, solutions, and musculoskeletal disorder prevention. Ergonomics is defined by OSHA as “fitting a job to a person,” and it can help lessen muscle fatigue, increase productivity, and reduce the […]

Infographic: Suicide Prevention

This week, September 5-9, 2022, is Construction Suicide Prevention Week. OSHA created this week back in 2020 in partnership with many sponsors in the construction industry in order to raise awareness about the high number of suicides in construction, and to provide resources to help prevention efforts. Here’s what you need to know about suicide prevention in construction. […]

Ergonomics: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) may be costing you in employee days away from work. MSD hazards and ergonomic practices also still command the attention of safety and health inspectors, so you need to understand your facility’s MSD hazards and appropriate ergonomic interventions. Despite the 2001 revocation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) ergonomics standard, […]

EHS On Tap: E125 Helping Workers Deal With Stress and Build a Sense of Community

On episode 125 of EHS On Tap, Neil Shah, founder of International Wellbeing Insights and Chief De-Stressing Officer of The Stress Management Society, talks about how employers can help workers deal with stress and build a sense of community and hope.

Back to Basics: Suicide Prevention in Construction

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine suicide prevention in the construction industry. This week, September 5-9, 2022, is Construction Suicide Prevention Week. OSHA created this week back in 2020 in partnership with many sponsors in the construction […]

Infographic: Cleaning, Disinfecting, & Sanitizing

It’s important to properly clean, disinfect, and sanitize to make buildings healthy. There is some confusion among the three terms, but it’s important to focus on cleaning and disinfecting unless your facility or local, state, or federal law requires sanitization. Here’s what you need to know about cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing. Check out our Back […]

NSC, Safetytech Accelerator Announce MSD Collaboration

The National Safety Council (NSC) recently announced a new collaboration between its MSD Solutions Lab and Safetytech Accelerator, a technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors, to design, build, and run an innovation lab to help facilitate the development of musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) prevention technology. Last fall, the NSC and Safetytech Accelerator […]

Plagues Continue: Monkeypox Emerges as Newest Workplace Safety Threat

Just as the COVID-19 threat appeared to be waning, monkeypox has emerged as the newest viral workplace threat. On July 30, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams declared monkeypox a public health emergency. His announcement was followed by a statement from Governor Kathy Hochul saying the virus created an “imminent threat to public health.” […]