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

5 Tips to Improve Your Fall Protection Training Program

Fall protection programs are anything but static. They must constantly adjust and adapt when new hazards arise in the workplace, OSHA requirements or ANSI guidelines are released, or to integrate modern technology to keep workers safe. Whenever the program changes, new training or retraining must occur for authorized users in the organization. Attendance at these trainings […]

Infographic: Fall Protection Compliance

Fall hazards are one of the construction industry’s “Fatal Four” safety hazards, along with caught-in or -between, electrocution, and struck-by hazards. Here’s what you need to know about compliance with OSHA’s fall protection standard.

Wisconsin Manufacturer Facing $177K OSHA Fine

Wisconsin pallet manufacturer Konz Wood Products is facing $177,453 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties after a 57-year-old worker was fatally struck by the carriage of a lumber stacking machine. OSHA investigators learned that the company hadn’t ensured the machine was locked out when an employee removed a board jammed in the machine. […]

ASSP Expects its Biggest Annual Meeting

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) expects its annual Safety 2024 Professional Development Conference and Expo to be its largest event ever, the ASSP announced May 29. The group’s annual workplace safety education event is scheduled for August 7–9 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The group’s largest conference and exposition to date […]

Back to Basics: Are You Ready for Construction Fall Hazards?

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 for construction fall hazards. Are you ready for the hazards of summer building, including the construction industry’s deadliest hazard? Falls from heights can cause serious, sometimes fatal, injuries. Fall […]

Glove Gauge and How It Affects Performance

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Glove gauge is a commonly used term to classify knit safety gloves. From cotton to nylon to aramids, string knit gloves typically range from 7-gauge to 21-gauge and offer varying degrees of hazard protection. But what is glove gauge and how does it affect glove performance? What is […]

Infographic: Sun Exposure Protection

Prolonged sun exposure can lead to sunburn, heat stroke, or skin cancer. Here’s what the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says about protecting yourself from sun exposure.

Postal Service Ordered to Pay Whistleblower Damages

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to pay $141,307 in lost wages and damages to a probationary mail carrier who was fired after reporting an on-the-job injury to a supervisor and filing an accident report, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of the Solicitor announced May 22. The judgment follows an […]

EHSDA Shorts: What are Your Thoughts on Ordering PPE for Women?

In this installment of EHSDA Shorts, Jennifer Hsu, MPH, CSP Senior Leader in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) | Certified Safety Professional (CSP), shares her thoughts on ordering personal protective equipment (PPE) for women. This clip was taken from a webinar titled “Creating an Inclusive PPE Program: Connected Tech, the Right Fit, and Change Management.” […]

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.