If there is one thread running through our ongoing Faces of EHS series, it’s that there is no one path to a career as an environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional. In this installment, we spoke with Kathryn Carlson, vice president of product management at EHS software provider KPA, about her path from human resources […]
There has always been a tendency for organizations to silo into discrete units, which can make it difficult to address many of the day-to-day problems that arise through normal business. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues disrupting how company’s look and operate, it is more important than ever to have open channels of communication within […]
By Bridget Miller While OSHA is practically a household word, not everyone knows how the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is administered or what powers it has. Let’s take a look.
By John J. Meola John J. Meola, CSP, safety director for Pillar Engineers in Richmond, Virginia, provides insight into the process and challenges involved in striving for zero-incident goals in a preview of his upcoming webinar on November 17.
You may already train your supervisors on how to prevent workplace violence. But should, God forbid, an incident happen in your workplace, have you trained them on how to cope with the aftermath? In today’s Advisor, we give you valuable training information on this difficult topic. The material in today’s Advisor is adapted from BLR’s […]
January is National Mentoring Month (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org), so each Friday this month, we’ll explore different aspects of mentoring and how this form of training can benefit your organization. Today, we hear from mentoring experts, Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main, in an article they wrote that first appeared on HR.BLR.com.
Few people enjoy disciplining employees. It’s a distasteful task. But correctly applied discipline is in the best interest of both the employee and employer, and all employees who are responsible for discipline should know how and when to discipline an employee who has violated a safety rule.
January is National Mentoring Month (www.nationalmentoringmonth.org), so each Friday this month, we’ll explore different aspects of mentoring and how this form of training can benefit your organization. Today, we hear from mentoring experts, Beth N. Carvin and Kerrie Main, in an article they wrote that first appeared on HR.BLR.com®.
With cases of Ebola happening in the United States and leading the news, employers may be wondering what they can do to prevent the disease in their workplaces. The federal government and some states are issuing guidance to help reduce the chances of transmission of infectious diseases, such as Ebola, from affecting their workers.
Yesterday, we looked at Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) extension of the certification deadline for crane operators—and noted that employers are still required to provide comprehensive training for crane operators. One element of that training includes ensuring that operators can recognize, based on both visual and auditory inspection, the shift inspection elements required by […]