On June 29, 2013, tragedy struck a world-recognized artistic entertainment troupe. The stage casualty was the first in the company’s 29-year history.
In a recent post, I discussed reasons why safety should be everyone’s responsibility. Responses to my post suggest this assertion has fallen out of favor in some circles. Catch phrases and hypocritical actions may be to blame.
“Turn your cell phones off. Don’t put them in airplane mode or lemme’ see if I can hide my phone from the flight attendant mode…” That’s just one of many witticisms I was subjected to during my last flight.
Environment, health and safety (EHS) management is a complex undertaking, especially when multiple sites and jurisdictions are involved.
News has been steadily surfacing about preventable incidents that were not prevented.
Promote any environment, occupational health and safety (EHS) program long enough and you will be asked to offer an opinion on time-saving alternative work methods. Many methods will be equally safe and will also meet regulatory requirements.
Few things in life seem less value-added than debating semantics. Try to recall the last mission statement you helped write – maddening, wasn’t it?
A fundamental right afforded by the Occupational Safety and Health Act is the right to report safety concerns without fear of reprisal or retribution of any kind. OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program was established to investigate alleged violations of this right. These facts and figures highlight recent efforts to promote and protect employee reporting rights:
While being reactive is not viable as the first option, it has an upside: