Tag: health and safety

Faces of EHS: For Willie Sease, Passion and Safety Go Hand in Hand

Willie Sease got his start in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field as an intern with The Heritage Group while completing his undergraduate studies at Indiana University Bloomington. The nearly year-long internship not only allowed him to apply the classroom knowledge he was learning in the field, but it also ignited his passion for […]

Faces of EHS: Kristy Wilson Talks Putting Integrity and Safety First

Kristy Wilson got her start in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field by accident. While working as an office assistant for a small steel erection construction company, she was asked to take over the company’s safety program. “As they tried to bid high dollar subcontracts with the bigger construction companies, they were finding themselves […]

Construction worker

Smart PPE Now Tracks Worker’s Heat Susceptibility

If you work outside, you understand better than anyone the importance of staying hydrated, especially during the sweltering summer heat. While we all do the best we can, the summer heat can get the best of us and can lead to heat stress. According to the Centers for Disease and Control, “heat stress can result […]

Colorado Whistleblower Complaint Launches Air Permitting Investigation

On July 1, 2021, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced that attorneys at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP have been appointed as special assistant attorneys general to conduct an independent investigation into “allegations regarding alleged improper non-enforcement of air quality standards as alleged by certain Air Pollution Control Division staff at the Colorado Department of […]

Faces of EHS: For Lorraine Martin, Safety is a Lifestyle

This month marks the 25th anniversary of National Safety Month, and no one could be prouder than Lorraine Martin, President and CEO of the National Safety Council (NSC). With nearly 40 years of experience in the safety field, Martin is passionate about helping people live their lives to the fullest—and that starts with being safe. […]

Skip the Headache: If Employee Needs Ambulance, Call One

Imagine suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning, reporting it, and then being fired for seeking medical attention. Toxic work environment? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says yes. Poisoned, Then Fired A Texas hotel is in hot water with OSHA. In January 2019, an employee of All Seasons Hospitality and Investments notified her employer she […]

Safe workplace, safety team

What It Means to Foster a Safe Workplace

In his April 2020 letter to Amazon’s shareholders, Jeff Bezos declared that Amazon will become the safest place to work on Earth. To support that goal, the company recently launched a massive campaign to cut workplace injuries in half by 2025. While this reduction metric is helpful, Bezos’s major ambition to be “the safest workplace” […]

OSHA concept

OSHA Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Employers

On June 10, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its employer guidance regarding workplace COVID-19 exposures. The agency also announced it will issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) for healthcare and healthcare support services employers.

California and Nevada, COVID-19

California Withdraws Recent Revisions to COVID-19 Rules

On June 9, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted in a special meeting to withdraw revisions to the state’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETSs) the board had voted to approve on June 3. The revisions had been sent to the state’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review. During its special meeting, the […]

EHS manager watching for summer safety hazards

Are You Ready to Get Ahead of Summer Safety Hazards?

Summer safety hazards abound. Are you ready to protect your employees during the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Gulf Coast hurricane season? Wildfires? What about excessive heat? Are you ready for an influx of young workers with little previous work experience and no safety training?