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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EHS On Tap E89: Preventing Hearing Damage in the Workplace

On episode 89 of EHS On Tap, Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, talks about the dangers of hearing damage in the workplace.

Labor Department Reminds Retailers to Ensure Worker Safety

The Department of Labor (DOL) November 22 reminded retailers to both properly pay workers and ensure their health and safety during the holiday shopping season. Federal wage regulations are administered by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates worker health and safety. OSHA urged retail employers to […]

NIOSH: Over Half of Workers Do Not Use Hearing Protection

Nearly half of workers exposed to hazardous occupational noise do not use hearing protection, according to a recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study. The study appeared in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Researchers found that some of the industries in which noise is a well-recognized hazard had high prevalences of hearing […]

Ask the Expert: Protection From Fumes When Cutting Stainless Steel

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking whether an N95 or N99 mask protects the user from fumes when cutting stainless steel. See what the experts had to say. Q: Does an […]

The Three Key Parts of an EHS Corrective Action Plan

Corrective action is an important aspect of EHS management that is used to fix operational issues, keep employees safe, and reduce environmental impacts. Corrective actions can originate from a specific incident that spontaneously occurs, an internal audit that discovers something is amiss within an organization, or a regulatory agency inspection that seeks to determine if […]

BLS: Nonfatal Injuries, Illnesses Decreased 5.7% in 2020

Employer-reported nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses decreased 5.7% in 2020, according to data released November 3 by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Private industry employers reported 2.7 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2020—down from 2.8 million in 2019. The total number of injury and illness cases declined due to a […]

13 Questions and Answers About OSHA’s New COVID-19 Vaccination Standard

Here is the skinny on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) much-anticipated emergency temporary standard (ETS) on COVID-19 vaccinations for large employers. Released on November 4, the policy requirements take effect December 5 and must be fully implemented by January 4, 2022. What Large Employers Need to Know Who is covered? The ETS covers all […]

Infographic: 5 Ways to Encourage Positive Safety Culture

When looking at your commitment to safety culture and your workers’ perceptions of safety in the workplace, it is best to examine your leadership style and safety management system. Get into the habit of thinking about the process of recognizing hazards and finding ways to control them. Here are 5 leadership strategies that can help […]

Ask the Expert: Can Employees Bring Their Own PPE to Work?

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking whether employees can bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE) to work. See what the experts had to say. Q: Can an employee bring into […]

Looking Back at Safety Culture Week

As EHS Daily Advisor winds down Safety Culture Week, let’s take a look back at our various content offerings throughout the week. Building a strong culture of safety is a key component in improving workplace safety, and the guests who contributed their expertise this week provided plenty of useful and insightful tips and advice that […]