Category: Personnel Safety

Ask the Expert: Identifying Safety Training Needs

In our EHS Safety Training Week installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by KPA, we hear from Shawn Smith, Product Director, Training at KPA, who provides guidance, tips, and advice about safety training and how you can more effectively provide it. Ensuring the safety and well-being of employees is paramount in an ever-evolving […]

EHS On Tap E207: Common Misconceptions About Safety Training

On episode 207 of EHS On Tap, Jill James, Chief Safety Officer at HSI, talks about common misconceptions regarding safety training. This episode is sponsored by HSI.

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 […]

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 […]

Harnessing AI to Revolutionize Workplace Safety

In an era dominated by technological advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) is set to transform how workplace safety is managed. Currently, a workplace injury occurs every six seconds and every 1.8 hours, a life is tragically lost due to workplace accidents. Despite these alarming statistics, the procedures for monitoring and reporting on workplace safety remain archaic, […]