The purpose of an emergency action plan (EAP) is to protect employees from emergencies that may be reasonably expected to occur in the workplace. Is every employer required to have an EAP for its workplace? No. Does the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) strongly recommend it? Yes. Should you have an EAP? Certainly, if you are […]
The National Safety Council (NSC) released an “Opioids at Work Employer Toolkit” that employers can use to address workplace impacts of the ongoing opioid crisis. The NSC encouraged employers to implement robust drug-free workplace policies and called on employers to equip their workplaces with first-aid kits containing naloxone (an overdose reversal drug), provide supervisor education […]
Nearly 88,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, making it the third leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. Meanwhile, opioid abuse and dependency grew under lax regulation to become a national public health emergency under federal law.
Are all companies required to have first responders? If so, how many, and what training is required for them?
An analysis of three years of data shows a spike of nearly 50 percent in employee stress, depression, and anxiety cases. Why the increase and is there anything you can do about it?
Yesterday, we looked at the four categories of employers that OSHA will hold responsible for safety on a multiemployer worksite. Today, we will look in detail at the responsibilities of “controlling employers,” who carry a higher compliance burden than other employers at the site.
How many employers have a presence on your worksite? Do you have two or three contractors renovating your office space, another contractor running your on-site cafeteria, some consultants evaluating your production unit, a medical group doing a wellness screening on-site, and a crew of temporary employees in the warehouse? All of those workers represent different […]
Are you ready for a severe emergency? Many businesses aren’t adequately prepared and as a result 40% of businesses affected by a disaster never reopen. Fires and explosions impact some 70,000 U.S. businesses and cause 200 employee fatalities each year. Other emergencies such as natural disasters, chemical spills, and incidents of workplace violence also take […]
Happy Holidays from the Environmental Daily Advisor staff–Kelly, Rafael, Denise, Allison, and Amanda. 10 Steps to Get Rolling on a Recycling Program for Universal Waste Lamps “If your facility resolves to be more green this New Year, a good place to start is a recycling program for your mercury-containing light bulbs. Here are 10 essential […]