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.

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Infographic: Preventing Legionella Exposure

In cases where Legionella hazards can’t be controlled with engineering and administrative controls, personal protective equipment (PPE) may be needed to prevent worker exposures and infections. Here’s what you need to know about how to protect workers against Legionella exposure with PPE.

Harnessing AI to Revolutionize Workplace Safety

In an era dominated by technological advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform how workplace safety is managed. Currently, a workplace injury occurs every six seconds and every 1.8 hours, a life is tragically lost due to workplace accidents. Despite these alarming statistics, the procedures for monitoring and reporting on workplace safety remain archaic, […]

Back to Basics: Control and Prevention of Legionella in Water Systems

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to control and prevent the growth of Legionella bacteria in your water systems. Legionellosis, which can lead to Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac Fever, is spread primarily through inhaling Legionella-contaminated, aerosolized water. […]

OSHA Cites Subcontractor for Asbestos Exposures in Hospital Demolition

Chicago-area subcontractor K.L.F. Enterprises faces $392,002 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines for exposing its employees and others to asbestos during the structural demolition of a Waukegan, Illinois, hospital, the agency announced May 15. Agency investigators observed K.L.F. employees not wearing protective equipment amid piles of debris and steel I-beams during the structural […]

Infographic: Radiation Safety

Radiation emergencies include nuclear and radiological events in which there is (or there is the perception of) a hazard from a nuclear explosion, release of radioactive material, or unintended exposure to another type of radioactive source. Here’s what you need to know about radiation safety.

California Board Weighing Readoption of Emergency Silica Rule

The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board meets May 16 to consider readopting the state’s emergency temporary standard (ETS) for occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica. The board adopted an ETS on December 14, 2023, which became effective December 29, to protect workers in the stone fabrication industry from silicosis. California’s permanent silica standard […]

Advisory Committee Advances OSHA Heat Rule

The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health unanimously recommended that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) move forward with a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for a federal heat exposure standard, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced May 8. In 2021, the agency issued an advance notice of proposal rulemaking (ANPRM) on heat […]

Back to Basics: Radiation Exposure Preparedness

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare your workers for a radiation emergency. A radiation emergency is a non-routine situation in which radiation is released or there is other risk of exposure to radiation, according to […]