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: Smoke on the Water

Thanks to those persistent forest fires in Canada, we’ve been hearing a lot about smoke lately. Last Wednesday, New York City was engulfed in smoke that had traveled from the north, giving it a spooky orange glow and leading authorities to warn residents about going outside. And OSHA urged employers to protect outdoor workers from […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Tornadoes

According to the National Weather Service, peak tornado season is March through June, with 70% of all tornadoes occurring during this time period. This week, we feature “Tornadoes,” a 2004 song by Drive-By Truckers that details how a tornado hit the hometown of singer Patterson Hood. Specifically, the song describes how Hood’s former band, Adam’s […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Catch Me Now I’m Falling

Fall protection is a major concern for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which recently unveiled a National Emphasis Program focused on preventing falls from height across all industries. The latest Song of the Week features a classic Kinks track from 1979, “Catch Me Now I’m Falling,” that focuses on falls, albeit from a […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: On Fire

As we approach summer, businesses need to start thinking about keeping their workers safe in the heat. There are increased legislative efforts to ensure that the proper precautions are in place to protect workers from heat illness. To that end, the EHSDA Song of the Week is Van Halen’s “On Fire,” an electrifying blast of […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Bring the Noise

Hearing safety is a serious issue for workers in many industries, including construction and other jobs that involve heavy machinery. This Song of the Week has probably contributed to the hearing loss of music fans: it’s the 1991 remake of “Bring the Noise” by Anthrax and Public Enemy. Considered a historic team-up of artists from […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Like a Hurricane

We’re already into May, which means the weather is getting warmer and the storms get increasingly intense. In the EHS world, that means starting to think about extreme weather conditions and in some parts of the country, it also means hurricanes. This week, we’re going back to 1977 for a classic extreme weather song from […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Motor Away

Motor safety is a major issue for many businesses. In 2019, there were 2,122 deaths resulting from occupational transportation incidents, which is 39% of the 5,316 fatalities from occupational injuries that year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the latest EHSDA Song of the Week, we revisit a 1995 indie rock classic from […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Hands All Over

Tomorrow is Earth Day, so this week’s song is focusing on environmental issues. There are plenty of obvious songs we could go with, but a more obscure gem came out of the Pacific Northwest in the early days of grunge: Soundgarden’s “Hands All Over.” This rumbling hard rock thumper features an impassioned vocal performance by […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Accidents Will Happen

Workplace accidents are unfortunate and all-too-common, and indeed, much of what we cover here at EHS Daily Advisor is about how to prevent accidents. The latest EHSDA Song of the Week comes from the great Elvis Costello and the Attractions, whose 1979 song “Accidents Will Happen” examines the damage done in relationships, but we’re going […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

For the latest installment of the EHSDA Song of the Week, we’re going back to the early ’80s. New wave was all the rage and as director Paul Schrader was working on the horror film Cat People, he reached out to David Bowie to work on the title track. Bowie teamed up with legendary music […]