Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officers typically arrive without advance notice, which is enough to raise alarm bells in the minds of many employers. You might know why they’re there. Or you might not have any idea. Whatever the situation, step one should be to ask yourself: Should I demand the inspector come […]
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Chances are, when you hear the word “storytelling,” you think of something like children’s bedtime stories or even someone fabricating a story for some type of gain. But the term has other meanings, too. Using the art of storytelling is actually a type of communication that can be quite effective. If you think about people […]
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced funding opportunities for more than $21 million in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training grants for nonprofit organizations. The first availability will provide $10 million under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 for Workplace Safety and Health Training on Infectious Diseases, including the Coronavirus grants. To be eligible […]
When we look at the safety training our organizations deliver, we ask if we are compliant. We ask if we are going to get citations. We may even ask if the attendees liked the training. But there is one uncomfortable question that is not asked: Are we wasting everyone’s time?
Is your safety training ready for a post-pandemic return to normality? Do you have employees returning to on-site work who need refresher training or new hires who need initial safety training as part of the onboarding process?
For Rocco Martini, a career in environment, health, and safety (EHS) was a calling to help others, and his passion for continual learning has led him to follow this calling to ever-higher levels in his work as a safety specialist at Shell Polymers. For our latest “Faces of EHS” profile, we sat down with Rocco […]
There are those who almost intuitively know what career path they will follow from a young age. Others find their way by getting out in the world and forging their own path, gathering a breadth of experience along the way. In this installment of Faces of EHS, we spoke with Andy Stevenson, an environment, health, […]
How effective is your safety training program? You know training is required by federal or state regulations, but does occupational health and safety training really result in fewer employee injuries and illnesses?
Health and safety are extremely important considerations for organizations. When employees work at an organization for 8 or more hours, it is the organization’s responsibility to take care of them. An employee’s health can be affected by various factors, such as stress, poor hygiene in the workplace, or poor quality of drinking water, not to […]
Why reinvent the wheel when there are so many ready-made safety observances to link up to? The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual list of safety meeting topics. Here are some highlights.