Tag: worker safety

Faces of EHS: Orrin Tyrel Mitchell on Workplace Pride

Some people love their jobs, many hate them. Orrin Tyrel Mitchell is one of the former. He is grateful for the opportunities afforded him and lessons learned at his workplace, and he is filled with pride and passion for safety. Mitchell serves as the director of safety at Texas-based Modular Power Solutions (MPS). As its […]

NIOSH Observing Road Work Zone ‘Stand-Down’

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and its partners will observe a National Work Zone Awareness Week from April 15 to April 19 focused on the safety of road construction workers, Director John Howard announced March 4 in the institute’s eNews newsletter. The event aims to encourage safe driving through highway work […]

Wisconsin Roofer Facing $180K in OSHA Fines for Fall Hazards

Wisconsin roofing contractor Overhead Solutions LLC faces $180,469 in proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for fall protection violations, the agency announced November 27. Federal workplace safety inspectors observed the company’s employees working about 30 feet above ground on a Menasha apartment complex roof without adequate fall protection. Thirteen days later, an inspector […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Flamethrower

Although popular music tends to celebrate the unusual, there are plenty of songs that pay tribute to hard working folks as well. This EHSDA Song of the Week comes courtesy of the J. Geils Band, who were at the peak of their party-rockin’ power in 1982 when “Flamethrower” was released on the Freeze-Frame album. Written […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Stayin’ Alive

Break out the disco ball, the EHSDA Song of the Week is heading back to the ’70s for what is probably the definitive song of that era. The Bee Gees were already a major act since the late ’60s, but after a lull in the early ’70s, they discovered a second wave with the rising […]

Contractor Management: 5-Step Contractor Safety Orientation

Of the many intricate steps involved in a complete contractor lifecycle, onboarding and orientation are one of the first and most important steps. Getting your orientation right the first time around can secure a successful trajectory for your contractors and the project they’re working on. The nature of a contractor orientation is dependent on many […]

New Year, New You: EHS Predictions for 2023

As we prepare to jump into the new year, EHS Daily Advisor reached out to professionals throughout the industry to get their predictions for what will happen in EHS and workplace safety in 2023. Here’s what they had to say. Karen Hamel, regulatory expert, trainer, and technical writer, HalenHardy 1.  Mental health and workplace violence […]

Ohio Manufacturer Facing $1.2 Million OSHA Fine

On October 27, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it cited an Ohio manufacturer with eight willful violations, one repeat violation, six serious violations, and one other-than-serious violation after the company’s seventh severe worker injury in five years. Cited violations included exposing workers to machine hazards by failing to properly guard and lock […]

OSHA Official: Businesses Must Embrace Health and Safety as a Core Value

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is working to update its own processes as it emphasizes the need for businesses to truly embrace health and safety. Speaking at the National Safety Council’s 2022 NSC Safety Congress & Expo in San Diego last week, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary of Labor Doug Parker noted that in 2020, […]

3 Problems With Cutting Your Safety Program

Experts have gone back and forth about whether we’re technically in a recession. But as the dust settles, one thing’s clear: companies feel like there’s an economic slowdown—and they’re looking for ways to cut costs. For many companies, safety programs might be first on the chopping block. But if you’re thinking about a program cut, […]