Category: Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety

The articles here will show you how to build safety culture, and maintain it when you do. We’ll talk motivation technique, incentives, employee contests, recognition programs, and other safety awareness methods.

C-Suite Series: The Digital Industry

In the past 250 years, the world has experienced four industrial revolutions. The first (1765) started what became modern industry with the combination of water and heat to use steam to power mechanized production – the steam engine.  The second, 100 years later in 1870, began with the advancement of some of our most used […]

4 Back-to-Office Safety Risks to Address This Summer

Having spent months on end in multiple lockdowns, many workers around the world are now starting to make a gradual return to the office and restoring a sense of day-to-day normalcy back into their lives. However, while this is an incredibly exciting transition for a lot of people, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t exactly gone away. […]

OSHA Task Force Sponsors Suicide Prevention Week

An Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) task force announced a weeklong Suicide Prevention Safety Stand-Down, planned for September 6-10, to raise awareness about the unique challenges construction workers face. A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) study found that men working in construction have one of the highest suicide rates compared with […]

Making the Most of Behavior-Based Safety Data

When it comes to improving safety performance, behavior-based safety (BBS) programs can be useful and effective. BBS (sometimes called safety observations) is a method of avoiding human error and improving workplace safety by observing and analyzing employees’ behavior while they work. BBS helps determine why at-risk behavior occurs on the job and the steps necessary […]

Ask the Expert: Blocked Access to Main Exit Door

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero® , we look at a recent question from a subscriber regarding blocked exit doors and safety standards for emergency evacuation. See what the experts had to say and for additional information regarding emergency evacuation protocols, […]

Skip the Headache: If Employee Needs Ambulance, Call One

Imagine suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, reporting it, and then being fired for seeking medical attention. Toxic work environment? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says yes. Poisoned, Then Fired A Texas hotel is in hot water with OSHA. In January 2019, an employee of All Seasons Hospitality and Investments notified her employer she […]

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What It Means to Foster a Safe Workplace

In his April 2020 letter to Amazon’s shareholders, Jeff Bezos declared that Amazon will become the safest place to work on Earth. To support that goal, the company recently launched a massive campaign to cut workplace injuries in half by 2025. While this reduction metric is helpful, Bezos’s major ambition to be “the safest workplace” […]

Steve Roberts, Safety Stand Down Week, EHS on Tap

EHS on Tap: E70 Steve Roberts Talks Safety Culture Best Practices for Our Safety Stand-Down Week

This week is the EHS Daily Advisor’s Safety Stand-Down Week, and if you’re looking to improve your safety program, it will be difficult to do so without paying close attention to your organizational safety culture and implement best practices. Here to help is Steve Roberts, PhD, cofounder and senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions and […]