Hazmat training requirements under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) regulations are nonspecific. But one thing is crystal clear: Employers are legally responsible for making sure hazmat employees are properly trained.
In the current pandemic, environment, health, and safety (EHS) have become bigger priorities than ever before. As a result, businesses are working hard to ensure employees remember new rules and operating procedures to ensure safe working conditions.
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.
Our experts at Safety.BLR.com® have been busy answering subscribers’ questions related to EHS management during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on for their answers regarding recordable cases of COVID-19, plus information on how the pandemic has affected hands-on safety training, specifically as it relates to compliance requirements for fire extinguisher training.
Environment, health, and safety (EHS) training is imperative for any organization for numerous reasons, including the fulfillment of compliance obligations as well as the maintenance of a positive safety culture. However, EHS training is sometimes viewed as boring or a chore, and it can be tricky to make sure the lessons from your training stick […]
Many organizations want to improve their safety culture in order to reduce injury rates, save money, and increase productivity. But how does a company begin to foster a culture of safety? The following are a just few key areas that go a long way toward establishing a positive safety culture in an organization.
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!