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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OSHA Issues Hazard Alert Letter to Amazon

On April 26, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it issued a hazard alert letter to Amazon after six contractors were fatally injured and another severely injured when a December 10, 2021, tornado struck the company’s Edwardsville, Illinois, warehouse. OSHA is requiring Amazon to review its severe weather emergency procedures. After interviewing Amazon […]

Infographic: Workplace Violence Prevention

As COVID-19 regulations shift and employees start to reenter the workplace again in-person, EHS leaders need to be prepared to deal with the challenges that will come with returning to work. Workplace violence continues to be a cause for concern, and now that people are going to be working side by side again, it is […]

Faces of EHS: Adam Cox on Communication and the Future of Technology

Adam Cox (he/him) is an EHS professional in the Chicago area. He enjoys being an active member of AIHA and ASSP at the local and national levels. Adam currently serves the AIHA Total Worker Health® task force as a liaison to the NIOSH ERC at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) and he recently became […]

Managing Workplace Violence and COVID-19

The issues surrounding workplace violence have posed major challenges for safety leaders for decades, but adding COVID-19 into the mix has made navigating these issues even more complicated. At the EHS Daily Advisor Exchange in Arizona earlier this month, Hector Alvarez, president of Alvarez Associates, held a workshop that explained how to better understand workplace […]

EHS On Tap: E107 Dealing With Workplace Violence and the Return to Work

On episode 107 of EHS On Tap, Hector Alvarez, president of Alvarez Associates, talks about how to deal with workplace violence as many businesses return to the office. Recorded recently at the EHS Exchange in Arizona.

Back to Basics: Workplace Violence Prevention

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine workplace violence and OSHA’s recommendations for prevention. As COVID-19 regulations shift and employees start to reenter the workplace again in-person, EHS leaders need to be prepared to deal with the challenges […]

OSHA Places West Texas Metal Fabricator in Severe Violator Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a West Texas metal fabricator for repeatedly exposing employees to fall, machine, and other safety hazards, placing the employer into the agency’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP) and seeking proposed penalties totaling $364,078. On October 18, 2021, OSHA opened an inspection of Kyoei Steel LTD, operating […]

Infographic: Welding and Cutting Safety

There are many different hazards that welders face in a number of different industries. OSHA has clear guidelines for safety during welding, cutting, and brazing to help protect workers who face potential fires, explosions, accidental contact, contamination, and breathing hazards. Here’s what you need to know about welding and cutting safety. Check out our Back to […]

Faces of EHS: Dr. Chuck Pettinger on Putting Data to Good Use

Dr. Chuck Pettinger is a Certified Behavior Analyst and has served as a Behavioral Program Specialist for the State of Florida and other private industries. Chuck has also played a prominent role in writing and conducting research grants. He has managed projects, worth more than $2.5 million, funded by the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation, […]

Back to Basics: Welding and Cutting Safety

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s requirements for welding and cutting safety. There are many different hazards that welders face in a number of different industries. OSHA has clear guidelines for safety during welding, cutting, and […]