OSHA’s newest compliance directive pertains to highway construction work zones.
This morning’s coffee came with a warning that the contents might be hot. I have seen this warning a thousand times, but it still makes me think just how different the world was when I was growing up:
Whether you’re a full-time safety professional or someone who’s just good at spotting hazardous conditions, the following information should come as no surprise:
It’s easy to lose sight of our mission given the blinding speed of business. A recent conversation with my son brought a few things back into focus. When asked about my job, I couldn’t say – “Being an EHS consultant, I deal with workplace safety regulations, like OSHA.”
When I first entered the safety profession, older, more experienced professionals recommended that I consider OSHA as a potential employer.
I’m frequently asked my opinion about the most effective training format. Browsing through LinkedIn safety posts, I came across an interesting conversation where a safety manager was inquiring about the best way to conduct new hire orientation. This person was considering computer-based methods as an alternative to instructor-led training.
Tomorrow marks the end of NFPA’s National Fire Prevention Week. Fire prevention week is about educating the general public about fire prevention and what can be done in the home. The fact that NFPA chose this time of the year for fire prevention week is no mistake; this is the time of the year when […]
OSHA has launched the National Emphasis Program on recordkeeping and, at the same time, is directing inspectors to review a company’s Form 300 Logs of work related injuries and illnesses for up to five previous years for violations of the recordkeeping rules. The end result is that many employers are receiving five and six digit […]
An affinity for acronyms may not be a prerequisite for a career as a safety and health professional — but it helps. Our day-to-day responsibilities require us to know dozens of abbreviations. And though we share the same fundamental mission — keeping employees safe, healthy and on the job — we use a surprising range […]