While you can take steps to measure your company’s safety culture, you have to strategize your approach in a different way than you would while analyzing your other workplace safety metrics. To find out how, read the transcript of our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode with Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Process Improvement Leader at Predictive […]
In a strong safety culture, everyone feels responsible for safety and pursues it on a daily basis. Employees go beyond the call of duty to identify unsafe conditions and behaviors and intervene to correct them.
No one looks forward to the day when the regulatory authority arrives at your facility for an inspection. Will he or she find issues of noncompliance? Will an enforcement action or penalty be forthcoming? But remember, the ultimate goal of the inspector is not to write up a notice of violation but to ensure your […]
In autumn 1987, Paul O’Neill gave his first speech to investors as CEO of Alcoa, an aluminum manufacturing company that was a behemoth in its industry but also struggling. O’Neill said his primary focus would be on worker safety over profits—so much so that he was striving for a goal of “zero injuries.” Everyone thought […]
In order to convey the value of environment, health, and safety (EHS), you need to learn—and sometimes teach—the business languages you need to gain the attention of organizational leadership. Read the transcript of our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode where we talked about this subject with Pamala Bobbitt, Vice President of Product Marketing at […]
Last week, the Ford Motor Company reported that trace amounts of Legionella bacteria were found in the water system at their flagship Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. According to the report, the bacteria was discovered “in three locations across the plant—including two bathrooms and the medical department.” Rather than shut the entire plant down, Ford […]
Now more than ever, there’s a need for departments within organizations—including Safety and Supply Chain—to reach outside of their operational silos and work together to meet shared goals. Collaborative relationships benefit everyone involved, helping to create a stronger safety culture across the entire organization and mitigate risks associated with the use of third-party contractors.
I like data. I like safety. I nerd out when the two mix. When the EHS Daily Advisor’s 2019 Annual Safety Progress Report came out, I read it with the same enthusiasm my 3-year-old daughter eats freshly baked cupcakes.
Spending on workplace safety and health management can yield future cost savings, according to a new white paper published by AmTrust Financial Services, a workers’ compensation insurer.
Is your safety program managing risks or managing outcomes? That was the challenge posed by Peter Susca, principal of OpX Safety, in his session called “It’s Bigger than Safety: Integrating OSH into the Business” on the final day of Safety 2019, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) taking place June […]