According to OSHA, it is important for employers to have a full understanding of their responsibilities for taking care of young workers, and how to keep them safe on the job. Here’s what you need to know about employer responsibilities for young workers.
In the event OSHA comes out and inspects your workplace for dangers and issues citations, one of the first things they’ll look at is your establishment’s injury and illness records, aka your OSHA Form 300. Here’s what you need to know about the OSHA 300 Log.
All kinds of new technologies are currently coming to the forefront in the EHS industry, ranging from new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can help with data collection to devices that monitor employee vital signs. Wearables and smart PPE are entering the field with EHS professionals, and it is important for employers to understand their […]
Drug and alcohol abuse can leave workers and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers impaired. As more states have decriminalized cannabis, its growing acceptance has become a special challenge for those employing workers in safety-sensitive positions. Here’s what you need to know about drug testing procedures. Check out our Back to Basics: Drug and Alcohol Impairment […]
Do you have an effective vehicle fleet safety management program? How safe are the employees, including sales and service personnel, driving around in your company’s cars? Here’s what you need to know about vehicle fleet safety programs. Check out our Back to Basics: Vehicle Fleet Safety article for more information.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking several steps to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their impact on the environment. Here’s what you need to know about PFAS exposure.
During a fire or another emergency, your employees need a clear exit route and clearly marked and unlocked exit doors. Your employees’ exit route must remain unobstructed by equipment or stored items, and employees must be able to exit the workplace through doors that are unlocked from the inside. Here’s a checklist based on a […]
An updated standard for first aid kits was released recently that includes the required supplies and emphasizes that those supplies must meet the applicable performance requirements, according to an ISEA press release. The standard retains the kit classification of Class A or Class B based on the workplace environment, established in 2015, along with some […]
Oil spill emergencies pose threats to both the safety of workers and the environment. Here’s what you need to know about oil spill response.
Here’s what you need to know about common air pollutants. There are many challenges the EPA faces when dealing with air pollution. Here’s what you need to know about common air pollutants.