Category: Personnel Safety

Back to Basics: Dangers of the Retail Trade

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine safety in the retail trade. The Friday after Thanksgiving marks a tipping point for the retail sector: Black Friday, when most retailers’ accounts shift to profitability. The holiday shopping season also […]

AIHA Urges Maryland to Withdraw Heat Stress Draft

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), along with 37 other organizations, 35 individuals, and the Maryland Heat Illness Prevention Coalition (MHIPC), urged Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) in a letter to withdraw its draft heat stress standard. MOSH published its proposed standard October 7. The proposed state rule “is completely inadequate and will not […]

Back to Basics: Spotlight on Indoor Air Quality

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 manage indoor air quality. How well are you managing the indoor air quality in your workspace? The biggest indoor air concerns for decades were exposure to radon, mold, and […]

EHS On Tap E133: The Importance of Workplace Ergonomics

On episode 133 of EHS On Tap, Sharon Snarr, ergonomics consultant with State Compensation Insurance Fund, talks about the importance of workplace ergonomics.

The Significance of Safety Signage

Signs are an important part of any workplace. They communicate critical information to workers and help keep everyone safe. But not all signs are created equal. If you want to make sure your workplace is as safe as possible, you need to use effective signage. There are a few key things to keep in mind […]

NSC: Computer Vision May Mitigate Fatality Risks

Computer vision­, or the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze video, may help mitigate the risks of fatal injury in the workplace, according to the new white paper Using Computer Vision as a Risk Mitigation Tool from the National Safety Council (NSC). The publication was released October 27 as part of the NSC’s “Work […]

EHS On Tap E132: Digging Into Psychological Safety

On episode 132 of EHS On Tap, Scott DeBow, ARM, principal at Avetta, talks about psychological safety. Recorded recently at the EHS Daily Advisor Exchange in Kansas City.

Ohio Manufacturer Facing $1.2 Million OSHA Fine

On October 27, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited an Ohio manufacturer with eight willful violations, one repeat violation, six serious violations, and one other-than-serious violation after the company’s seventh severe worker injury in five years. Cited violations included exposing workers to machine hazards by failing to properly guard and lock […]

Safety Council Holds Small Business Ergonomics Summit

In recognition of National Ergonomics Month, the National Safety Council’s (NSC) MSD Solutions Lab held its first-ever MSD Pledge: Small Business Summit to help employers of all sizes prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The MSD Solutions Lab is supported by corporate contributions from Amazon.com Inc. The MSD Solutions Lab’s initiatives include an employer MSD Pledge and […]

The Importance of Managing Workflows for Company Safety

Following the events of 2020, the working landscape has changed for many companies with remote working and hybrid shift patterns becoming more normal than ever. With companies adopting these flexible working arrangements and also adapting their premises and operations around them, we must maintain a close eye on safety. From the pressures of working extra […]