Tag: OSH

Risk management

Creating Your A-List Risk Assessment Team

In the 20+ years I have been engaged in helping organizations develop and maintain their risk management framework, I have come to understand that risk assessment is the backbone.

ASSP final day

Safety 2019: How Can You Integrate OSH into Business More Effectively?

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 […]

The Evolution and Promise of On-Site Clinics: Are They Right for You?

Improving employee health is a top business priority these days. It’s also smart business, say consultants, occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals, and business leaders involved in creating and operating worksite clinics. This article addresses issues that include recent research findings, strategy and best practices, and benefits for employers and employees.

10 Steps to Take Your Safety Program to the Next Level

Safety professionals have long been advised to integrate safety into overall business operations rather than to make it a stand-alone function. According to the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, “…sound OSH management, integrated into an organization’s overall management and business, is one of the main success factors to ensure improvements in workers’ […]

Improving Worker Health and Safety by Design

Improving Worker Health and Safety by Design   NIOSH broadly defines “green” jobs as those “that help to improve the environment.” These may include jobs related to renewable energy like solar and wind, jobs in recycling, jobs in the manufacturing of cleaner more sustainable products, and jobs where workers use these greener products such as […]

Hazardous Substance Storage: What are the Rules?

Here are some of the federal laws you should consider when storing hazardous substances: —Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), more commonly referred to as Superfund, was designed to help clean up inactive hazardous waste sites. It was modified to also require private industries to disclose to their communities and neighbors what hazardous […]