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: Cuts You Up

Eighty-four percent of sharps injuries—injuries from a needle or sharp object—occur among healthcare workers, according to a recent analysis from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). These can expose workers to bloodborne pathogens such as human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases. This disturbing statistic leads us to […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

It’s September and the kids are back to school, but the summer heat persists. We just went through the hottest summer since records began in 1940, and the current heat wave has forced school closings and early dismissals throughout the Midwest and the Northeast. Given these sweltering conditions, this week’s EHSDA Song of the Week […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: New York Mining Disaster 1941

When people typically think of the Bee Gees, they think of the “Saturday Night Fever” era and white suits and disco balls (as we did earlier this year), but the brothers Gibb had a decent career as pop performers before that. On this EHSDA Song of the Week, the Bee Gees weave a compelling tale […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Follow the Leader

Today marks the end of EHS Daily Advisor’s EHS Leadership Week, so to commemorate a great week full of content and activities, the EHSDA Song of the Week is “Follow the Leader” by legendary hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. The title track of the group’s second album, 1988’s “Follow the Leader” is a […]

EHSDA Song of the Day: Fall On Me

Environmental pollution is a problem that has been around for centuries. The Environmental Protection Agency has its hands full focusing on the release of toxic chemicals and other pollutants. This week’s EHSDA Song of the Week, R.E.M.’s “Fall On Me,” came out in 1986 and while its initial focus was on acid rain, its ecological […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Help!

This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is promoting worker mental health with Safe + Sound Week. The annual event involves thousands of worksites that will promote the benefits of safety and health programs that include management leadership, worker participation, and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards. To that end, the […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Dangerous Type

Job sites and workplaces are full of dangers, obvious and hidden. This week, the EHSDA Song of the Week is highlighting those hazards with a new wave classic from the Cars, “Dangerous Type.” Formed in Boston in 1976, the Cars made an immediate impact with their 1978 self-titled debut album, which had several hit singles […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Noise Annoys

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels each year. Hearing loss can lead to communication problems, other health issues, and concerns for personal safety and the safety of others. U.K. punk legends Buzzcocks addressed the issue indirectly in 1979 with the […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Only Happy When It Rains

In certain parts of the country, it’s been a hot summer. In others, it’s been filled with unrelenting rain doing plenty of damage. So we’re going with Garbage’s alt-rock classic “Only Happy When It Rains” for EHSDA Song of the Week. Written as an ironic poke at the generally morose vibe given off by much […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Big Exit

Exit routes are a big deal when it comes to safety inspections. If your emergency exits are blocked for whatever reason, inspectors aren’t going to have much sympathy for you. Recently, inspectors from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited discount retailers Dollar Tree and Dollar General for repeat exit route violations. Accordingly, the […]