Category: Personnel Safety

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.

Back to Basics: Workplace Noise Exposure

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine noise exposure and OSHA’s recommendations for exposure reduction. All of the human senses must be protected from hazards and damage in the workplace, including hearing. According to OSHA, the CDC estimates […]

Ensuring Your Employees Have and Use PPE

You must provide your employees with personal protective equipment (PPE) when other methods higher in industrial hygiene’s “hierarchy of controls” like elimination, substitution, engineering controls, and administrative controls are not enough to protect their health and safety. PPE protects workers’ eyes, faces, feet, hands, and heads, and protective clothing may protect the entire body from […]

EHSDA Shorts: Avoiding Fall Protection Violations

On this week’s episode of EHSDA Shorts, we hear from Karen Hamel, regulatory expert and trainer at HalenHardy, on her thoughts about how to avoid OSHA’s number one most-violated standard: fall protection. Tune in to hear her insights.

Share Your Feedback on Safety Culture

The concept of safety culture is discussed a lot these days. It can have a major impact on worker safety in your organization. Share your feedback on this topic, and specifically, the impact that generational differences has on culture, by taking this survey.  Enter your email address at the end of the survey for your […]