Earlier this year, we received news that the long-awaited GHS standard left desks at the Office of Management Budget (OMB) and made it back to the halls of OSHA in Washington D.C. OSHA released the new HAZCOM 2012 and now all industries are on notice. OSHA estimates that more than 43 million workers will be […]
Everything is easy when you’re not the one actually doing it, right? If fantasy could become reality, we would all have that easy button on our desks.
It doesn’t seem like eight years since I had a run-in with a railcar of “skull and crossbones,” but today was the day. At that time I was a Federal On-Scene Coordinator (FOSC) with the U.S. EPA in Dallas, TX. FOSCs are the lead for agency responses to oil and hazardous substance releases and have […]
When a dollar sign is followed by a slew of zeros, it can be hard to grasp the implications in economic and human terms.
We’re very excited about our latest PureSafety Learning and Safety Management System (LSMS) release. We’re most proud of its ability to bring safety and learning together. Specifically, we’ve added capabilities that allow an administrator or safety professional to take incidents from a real-world event and memorialize them in the collective safety culture as a training […]
In the past 3 years, we’ve seen a 42% increase in the number of workplace illnesses. In fact, 2010 data shows that 21% of all U.S. workers are hit by workplace illnesses.
I have the honor of frequently interacting with talented safety and health professionals. They have a comprehensive understanding of the exposures unique to their work environments and this knowledge is instrumental in protecting the lives of their employees. However, most get flustered about not being heard.
In 2010, I spent my summer in the Florida Keys working with the Coast Guard to develop tactical plans for response should Deepwater Horizon oil hit the islands, which the models gave a 60-80% chance of happening. It didn’t, but the intensive planning plugged a lot of gaps and raised a lot of issues.
With Super Bowl Sunday behind us, what better time to tackle my favorite topics. Sports? Occupational Health and Safety? Game on.
This week, I attended Safety 2011 —The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) national conference. As an occupational safety and health graduate student, I was blown away by the learning opportunities available at Safety 2011. My favorite part was attending the informative seminars – especially Wild Wacky Effective Training and Culture vs. Climate.