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: Good to Be on the Road Back Home

Ultimately, the goal of every safety professional is to ensure that workers get home safely to their families. It doesn’t get any simpler than that. In that vein, the Song of the Week is a 1997 gem from U.K. indie rock act Cornershop, “Good to Be on the Road Back Home.” Cornershop was formed in […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Down by the Water

Water is an important resource, but there are serious concerns about the contamination of drinking water with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as “forever chemicals.” With that in mind, the Song of the Week’s is PJ Harvey’s dark and foreboding 1995 classic “Down by the Water.” The song is the first single from […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Too Hot

The weather around the U.S. has been heating up in recent weeks, which means hotter working conditions. On June 20, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board approved an indoor heat standard to protect indoor workers from heat illness. Appropriately, the Song of the Week is Kool & the Gang’s smooth 1979 R&B hit “Too Hot.” […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Help the Aged

The workforce is aging, reflecting changes in society as a whole. Labor force participation rates for workers aged 55 or older are expected to rise through 2030, while participation rates for other age groups are expected to remain at the same level or decline. The Song of the Week takes a sarcastic look at getting […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Falling to Pieces

Falls continue to be a huge problem in all industries, but especially in construction. As we head into another busy summer construction season, the Song of the Week comes from Faith No More and its 1989 funk-metal hit “Falling to Pieces.” The San Francisco band had been together with various lineups for nearly a decade […]

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 […]