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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Back to Basics: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the importance of having a diverse safety culture. There are many factors beyond basic safety compliance that go into building a strong safety culture. One of […]

Faces of EHS: John White on Building Trust and Safety Culture

John White started his career as a federal OSHA health and safety officer in Washington, D.C., where he worked to keep employers in compliance of general industry standards. As his career progressed in the healthcare, construction, and manufacturing industries, he realized a better way to maintain employee quality. Now in his current career path, John […]

EHSDA Shorts: How To Avoid Burnout

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Lance Hoffman, the Director of Workplace Health and Safety for North American Customer Fulfillment at Amazon, on his thoughts about how to set up a workplace to help employees avoid burnout. Tune in to hear his insights.

How to Get Workers to Wear Safety Gloves and Prevent Hand Injuries

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Every year, millions of workers are injured on the job with a significant number of reported occupational injuries being hand related. Many of these injuries occur because workers either remove their safety gloves or are not wearing any hand protection at all.    If you want your workers […]

Infographic: Workplace Noise Exposure

All of the human senses must be protected from hazards and damage in the workplace, including hearing. Hearing loss is preventable, so no matter what the workplace, reducing noise exposure must be a priority. Here’s what you need to know about workplace noise exposure. Check out our Back to Basics: Workplace Noise Exposure article for […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Working in the Coal Mine

Traditionally, coal mining has been one of the most dangerous professions around. For the latest EHSDA Song of the Week, we turn to the eternally strange and wonderful Devo for their new wave take on “Working in the Coal Mine.” It’s quirky and fun and reminds us that coal miners have really tough jobs. Devo […]

Winter Construction Safety Considerations

Winter is here and there are still likely a few weeks of harsh conditions ahead. The construction industry faces several hazards which can lead to injuries and even fatalities during this season such as wind, snow and ice. Safety hazards are present year-round, however, the winter months bring their own challenges and can make an […]

EHS On Tap E146: Going Beyond the Numbers to Improve Safety

On episode 146 of EHS On Tap, authors Ken Chapman and Tony Orlowski talk about their new book Safety Beyond the Numbers: A Path to Principled Leadership.