Tag: Workplace Safety

Integrating Contractors Into Safety Culture

Safety culture is a critical aspect of any organization that prioritizes the well-being of its employees, and stakeholders. But what happens when contractors come into the picture? How can organizations ensure that their safety culture extends beyond their employees to include contractors as well? In this article, we will discuss some strategies that organizations can […]

How to Improve Workplace Safety with Data Technology

Data management has always been a key factor in the success of any business, but in recent years it has become even more important. With the advent of big data and data analytics, businesses are now able to gather and process vast amounts of information more efficiently than ever before. This has led to a […]

4 Vital Steps Manufacturers Should Follow to Achieve Workplace Safety

As a manufacturer, you play a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of your employees. You should prioritize workplace safety to prevent accidents, injuries, and illnesses among employees. A safe workplace increases employee morale and engagement, leading to improved job satisfaction and lower turnover rates.   What does this look like in practice? Dow, […]

Four Strategies to Prepare for an Emergency

Whether it’s a fire, active shooter, natural disaster, or pandemic, employees should be trained to handle all types of emergencies. BLR Legal Editor Elizabeth Dickinson, J.D., recently spoke at a BLR Trends in 20 Webinar, where hot topics are discussed in 20 minutes, entitled “Prepare for the Next Emergency: Strategies to Address it with Confidence.” […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Finest Worksong

For our second Song of the Week, we stay in the ’80s but go in a different direction than last week’s entry. “Finest Worksong” is an anthemic blast from R.E.M. that is more of a salute to workers than anything else. The lead track off the band’s 1987 album Document immediately rings out with loud […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: The Safety Dance

Welcome to the first installment of the EHSDA Song of the Week. It’s Friday and we want to have a little fun, so each week, we’re going to highlight a song that is somehow related to safety. Some songs will be more safety-centric than others, but just go with it. Like we said, it’s Friday. […]

Review/Preview: A New Year in Safety

What does 2023 hold for workplace safety and health and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety? 2022 began with the Supreme Court issuing a permanent judicial stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “vaccinate-or-test” COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS). The year ended with OSHA submitting a final healthcare COVID-19 standard for regulatory review at […]

Why You Should Automate Contractor Management Workflows

Over the last decade, modern technology has taken the contractor management world by storm. It has changed the way hiring organizations and contractors approach safety and has contributed to increased productivity on all fronts. The last few years especially have presented unprecedented challenges to businesses that brought on questions about increased safety measures, better resource […]

How to Conduct Contractor Performance Evaluations

A contractor’s safety is directly correlated to their overall performance at the job. An often-overlooked aspect of contractor management is the act of conducting performance evaluations. They are important because they provide insight into how the quality of output from your external contractors is affecting your overall business performance. Performance evaluations can be used to […]

OSHA Issues Flurry of Six-Figure Fines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) June 9 announced it cited a Swainsboro, Georgia, pillow manufacturer for seven repeat and four serious violations and proposed $190,758 in penalties. The agency announced six-figure fines for two other employers, as well. Place Vendome Holding Co. Inc., operating as R&F Marketing, has a history of safety and […]