Tag: safety technology

Faces of EHS: Amanda Rawls on Creating a Company-Wide Safety Culture

Workplace safety starts from the top down at an organization, but it impacts everyone. That’s why Amanda Rawls urges company leaders to engage employees and seek their input to establish a company-wide safety culture. Rawls is an EHS district director at KPA, an EHS software and on-site consultation service for a wide range of businesses. […]

NSC: Emerging Technologies May Mitigate Fatal Injury Hazards

A worker dies every 96 minutes in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), but the increased use of emerging technologies like risk management software, proximity sensors, and drones may help mitigate those risks. The NSC’s Work to Zero initiative announced on June 27 the release of a new report, “Safety Technology […]

Faces of EHS: Dustin Hickey on Finding Ways to ‘Fail Safely’

It might sound like the premise to a movie, but Dustin Hickey was inspired to start a safety career because of family ties to the 1947 Texas City Disaster, one of the deadliest workplace accidents in U.S. history. (More on that incredible story in a bit.) Hickey has been a safety professional for over 15 […]

Faces of EHS: Best of Technology

As we near the end of the year, we’re taking a look back at some of our highlights from 2023. For our latest Faces of EHS feature, we are sharing some insights from some of our favorite guests this year. Here are their answers to the question, “How will new safety technologies influence the work being […]

Back to Basics: Wearables, Robotics, and Exoskeletons

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine wearables, robotics, and exoskeletons, and how these new technologies will affect the EHS industry. New technologies such as wearables, robotics, and exoskeletons will likely have a huge effect on the work […]

Faces of EHS: Dr. John Howard on the Future of EHS

Dr. John Howard was trained as a physician in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and occupational medicine and worked in clinical medicine until 1991. From 1991 to 2002, he served as the Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the State of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency. In 2002, Dr. Howard was […]

Faces of EHS: Ashley Gill on Evolving Safety Leadership

Ashley Gill (she/her) started her career in the scrap metal industry after graduation from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a B.A. in International Management. Witnessing a work-related injury was the catalyst to propel her into a career in safety. Now a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 15 years of experience, she strives to continue […]

Top Three Reasons You Need to Go Digital Today

Technology plays a pivotal role in our lives – both personally and professionally. More and more organizations continue to embrace digitization as we enter the end of 2021. In fact, the adoption of digital solutions has been expedited by three to four years by companies of all sizes, in a range of industries, due to the pandemic.1   So, what about organizations within high-risk industries like construction or energy? Can […]

Wearable safety technology

Keys to Introducing Wearable Safety Technology to Workers

“Technology is taking us all over” is the most prolific comment I’ve heard lately, most recently from a crew member on a construction jobsite in the southeastern United States. When introducing wearable safety technology, EHS managers must employ knowledge, listening, and patience.

Future of safety work

What Safety Challenges Does the Future of Work Hold?

Before the World Health Organization declared a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on March 11, workplace safety and health professionals already were looking at a future that included new technologies, nontraditional work arrangements, an aging and multigenerational workforce, impairment brought on by medical or recreational cannabis use, and workplace suicides and opioid overdoses.