Tag: Back to Basics

Back to Basics: Increasing Productivity with EHS Automation

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine automation, the use of automation in EHS reporting, and how it can increase the productivity of the workforce.   New technologies are constantly being invented and distributed to consumers, including versions of […]

Back To Basics: Managing Workplace Chemical Hazards

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for HazCom and managing workplace chemical hazards. Do you get overwhelmed thinking about all the new rules and enforcement initiatives out of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)? […]

Back to Basics: Fall Prevention in Construction

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for fall protection and prevention in construction. This week (May 2-6) is the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is a voluntary event that encourages employers […]

Back to Basics: Workplace Violence Prevention

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine workplace violence and OSHA’s recommendations for prevention. As COVID-19 regulations shift and employees start to reenter the workplace again in-person, EHS leaders need to be prepared to deal with the challenges […]

Back to Basics: Welding and Cutting Safety

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s requirements for welding and cutting safety. There are many different hazards that welders face in a number of different industries. OSHA has clear guidelines for safety during welding, cutting, and […]

Back to Basics: Opioid and Substance Use in the Workplace

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine opioid and substance use in the workplace, and the federal recommendations for drug program implementation. Opioid and substance use is a prevalent issue that causes hazards to the individual using and […]

Back to Basics: Leadership Tips to Improve Safety Climate

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine tips for EHS leaders to help improve their safety climates. Safety culture and climate have become huge topics of discussion among EHS professionals, and it is becoming increasingly important for leaders […]

Back to Basics: Sign and Tag Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for accident prevention signs and tags. In all workplaces, it is critical to have signs, tags, and labels to point out potential hazards. OSHA has clear guidelines on how […]

Back to Basics: Ladder Safety

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine ladder safety and OSHA’s standards for using ladders in the workplace. Ladders are an integral piece of equipment in many industries and workplaces, but they also are a major hazard if […]

Back to Basics: OSHA PPE Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace. In the midst of the ongoing pandemic, a lot of attention has been called to personal protective equipment (PPE), both in […]