Category: Special Topics in Safety Management

Safety is a process, and as such, needs to be managed. This section offers resources to create a viable safety program, sell it to senior management, train supervisors and employees in using it, and then track and report your progress. Look also for ways to advance your own skills in these areas, both for your current job, and those that follow.

Free Special Report: 50 Tips for More Effective Safety Training

Faces of EHS: Jason Lucas on Being a Safety Coach

Jason Lucas has been involved in safety for the past 20+ years, but he didn’t start there. He started as a hydro blaster, blasting the inside of oil tanks. He worked his way up to project manager level before getting his start as a safety pro. As Jason’s career progressed, he started a safety podcast […]

Four Strategies to Prepare for an Emergency

Whether it’s a fire, active shooter, natural disaster, or pandemic, employees should be trained to handle all types of emergencies. BLR Legal Editor Elizabeth Dickinson, J.D., recently spoke at a BLR Trends in 20 Webinar, where hot topics are discussed in 20 minutes, entitled “Prepare for the Next Emergency: Strategies to Address it with Confidence.” […]

EHSDA Shorts: Safety Climate vs. Safety Culture

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Kathi Dobson, Safety Director at Alberici Constructors, Inc., on her thoughts on the difference between safety climate and safety culture.

EHSDA Shorts: Defining Safety Culture

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Dr. Tim Ludwig, author of and professor at Appalachian State University, on his thoughts about the definition of safety culture.

How Innovation Drives Superior Products

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator For over 100 years, Superior Glove has engineered and manufactured innovative, high-quality hand and arm protection and complementary PPE for every major industry. Based out of Acton, Ontario in Canada, Superior Glove has grown from humble beginnings to a global leader. At Superior Glove, we believe workers should […]

OSHA Resumes Enforcement in 18 Florida Counties

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resumed regular enforcement in 18 Florida counties affected by Hurricane Ian, the agency announced January 24. In the hurricane’s aftermath, the agency suspended most programmed enforcement actions in Brevard, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Flagler, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Sarasota, Seminole, and Volusia […]

Faces of EHS: Rod Courtney on Making Safety Part of a Company’s DNA

Rod Courtney began his career in the US military. He served as an Army Combat Medic from 1990-1998. He has been a Certified Safety Technician for 25 years and became a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) in 2019. In 2007, he went to work in the renewable energy sector building thousands of megawatts of wind turbines and […]

EHSDA Shorts: Making Safety a Basic Human Right

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Dr. John Austin, the CEO and Founder of Reaching Results, on his thoughts about company leaders making safety a priority in their organizations. Tune in to hear his insights.

Infographic: Demolition Safety

Demolition is a dangerous process that yields many worker injuries and fatalities. According to OSHA, the hazards of demolition work can be controlled and eliminated with proper planning, the right personal protection equipment (PPE), the necessary training, and compliance with OSHA standards. Here’s what you need to know about demolition safety. Check out our Back to Basics: […]