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

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EHS on Tap: E66 Returning to Work Post-COVID: Considerations for Your Drug and Alcohol Testing Policies

While we are still amid the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing vaccination rates and better workplace safety guidance have led organizations to look ahead to return-to-work scenarios in a post-COVID business world. One environment, health, and safety (EHS)-related angle that may be a bit overlooked is your drug and alcohol testing program. Drug and alcohol use has […]

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A Near Miss Is a Safety Learning Opportunity

When there’s a near miss, how do you view it? Do you view it as a lucky break? Or do you view it as a golden opportunity? If you’re not taking the latter view, you may be missing your chance to get everyone on the same safety page.

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Keys to Introducing Wearable Safety Technology to Workers

“Technology is taking us all over” is the most prolific comment I’ve heard lately, most recently from a crew member on a construction jobsite in the southeastern United States. When introducing wearable safety technology, EHS managers must employ knowledge, listening, and patience.

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Infographic: The Top Five Heavy Equipment Safety Guidelines

A construction site is a dangerous place to work. Between falling objects, heavy equipment malfunction and multiple tasks being performed at once, there are many ways construction workers can get hurt. That’s why construction safety is important. Here are the top five construction site safety tips for heavy equipment operators and other construction workers to […]

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5 Safety Measures for Your External Premises Security

Business owners with workplaces or commercial premises have a duty to provide a safe environment for workers and visitors alike. This includes protecting people within the grounds while keeping the premises safe from breaches of security. Below, we discuss five essential safety measures for the external protection of your premises.

elastomeric half-mask respirator (EHMR)

NIOSH Approves New Elastomeric Respirator, Publishes Research into Face Coverings

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently approved the first elastomeric respirator without an exhalation valve, developed by the Mine Safety Appliance (MSA) Corporation. Elastomeric respirators are half-facepiece or full-facepiece respirators made with a facepiece of synthetic or natural rubber material that can be repeatedly used, cleaned, disinfected, stored, and reused.

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EHS on Tap: E64 Mary J. Stine Shares Advice for EHS Leadership Success

It’s EHS Leadership Week, and for this special leadership-focused episode of EHS on Tap we spoke with Mary J. Stine, MS, OSH, ASP, the global director of EHS programs for a large multinational corporation based in Asia.  We discussed what led her to an EHS career, her experiences starting out in EHS, the qualities of […]