Category: Song of the Week

The EHS Daily Advisor editorial staff pick their favorite safety-centric songs to serve as the soundtrack to your workday.

EHSDA Song of the Week: Better Living Through Chemistry

This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule updating its Hazard Communication standard to incorporate updates to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). The updated rule takes effect on July 19, but the Song of the Week goes into effect right now: It’s Queens of the […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Party at Ground Zero

With EHS Daily Advisor covering radiation safety this week, it brought to mind the fact that there are many songs about nuclear war and the resulting radioactive fallout. If you grew up in the ’70s and ’80s, that fear of global thermonuclear war was fairly pervasive, and it definitely extended to pop culture. The Song […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Locked Out

Lockout/tagout issues are a big concern for employers. Proper lockout/tagout practices and procedures must be implemented to protect employees from the release of hazardous energy. The EHSDA Song of the Week reflects that challenge with a little-known alt-rock gem from 1994, Big Chief’s “Locked Out.” Big Chief was formed in 1989 by several veterans of […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

EHS Daily Advisor has had plenty of coverage lately about developments in enforcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and others. In light of that, the Song of the Week is an R&B classic from Marvin Gaye, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology).” Released as the second single on Gaye’s 1971 album What’s Going On, the […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Radar Love

As Distracted Driving Awareness Month comes to close, the EHS Daily Advisor Song of the Week is going back to the mid-’70s for a classic rock staple: Golden Earring’s “Radar Love.” Released in 1973 in the band’s homeland the Netherlands and the U.K. and in 1974 in the U.S., “Radar Love” is considered one of […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Vital Signs

With EHS Technology Week winding down, it makes perfect sense to go with a tech-oriented Song of the Week. This time around, we’re heading up north and backwards in time to 1981 for “Vital Signs” by Canadian power trio Rush. The Toronto-based band came up playing Led Zeppelin-inspired riff rock and eventually moved into progressive […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Stand or Fall

When it comes to worker safety, fall prevention remains a high priority. Despite our best efforts, slips, trips, and falls continue to be one of the leading causes of occupational injuries and deaths. The Song of the Week keeps that in mind with a new wave gem from the early ’80s, “Stand or Fall” by […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Bad

Workplace overdoses are a major issue, with overdoses accounting for nearly 10% of all workplace fatalities in the U.S. The National Safety Council is launching several initiatives to fight workplace overdoses. The Song of the Week comes from U2, which released “Bad,” an epic song about heroin addiction in 1984. Up to that point, the […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Making Plans for Nigel

Part of being prepared for a workplace fire is to have an emergency action plan in place, as EHS Daily Advisor wrote about earlier this week. With this in mind, the Song of the Week is a 1979 new wave gem from XTC called “Making Plans for Nigel.” The song was the lead single on […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Sugar and Stress

Workplace stress can lead to bigger problems such as accidents, injuries, and health issues. The Song of the Week takes an upbeat look at stress courtesy of The English Beat (or The Beat, as they’re known in the U.K.) with “Sugar and Stress.” The Beat formed in Birmingham, England, in 1978 and combined pop, ska, […]