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?
With the number of COVID-19 cases beginning to level off in some areas, employers that have ceased operations or shifted to remote work may be considering when, and how, they might be able to bring people back to their facilities. While businesses are understandably eager to resume operations, the potential for missteps is high. Returning […]
The hazard communication standard (HCS) is the second most frequently cited federal workplace safety and health standard, surpassed only by the construction industry’s fall protection standard. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited the HCS 4,102 times between October 2018 and September 2019 during 2,276 inspections for fines totaling $5,105,026.
To kick off our conversations with Safety Summit 2020 speakers, we reached out to Lindsay K. Bell, Regional Health and Safety Manager at Solvay Novecare. Her presentation—on day 2 of the conference—will focus on training strategies for a diversifying EHS workforce. Read on to learn more about Bell’s path to a career in EHS!
On February 4, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it is delaying the compliance date for its entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule from February 7, 2020, to February 7, 2022 (85 FR 6088). The agency said it needs additional time to complete development of the information technology (IT) systems necessary for the rule’s […]
Successful companies have a board of directors, and you should, too! When you embark on your personal growth journey, look beyond a mentor, and set yourself up as a successful business. We are all interested in developing our best selves, but we must be intentional about it. This article will help you commit to a […]
Whether you are dealing with subordinates, supervisors, volunteers, or the public, leadership skills are necessary. Leadership involves vision, direction, coordination, and motivation toward achieving desired goals. While it takes time to develop these skills, the ability to lead people and accomplish tasks is a core competency needed by all environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals.
Is OSHA more likely to inspect your worksite now that the agency assigns greater weight to inspections for its Focus Four hazards—falls, struck by, caught in, and electrocution?
Electrical accidents are considered among the deadliest workplace accidents, with 1 out of 10 resulting in a fatality, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In fact, only 1/10 of an amp is all it takes to stop a human heart. Despite this, company safety training courses are traditionally delivered in nonengaging ways, […]
Construction firms and other employers in California must begin training employees in Valley fever risks and control measures under a new state law. Employers must offer initial worker training by May 1, 2020.