When the Port of Tianjin, China’s third largest, blew up, it sent shockwaves across the world. Around 160 people lost their loves and almost 800 were seriously injured by the explosions and consequent fires that engulfed the city caused by a blast from a warehouse reportedly containing hazardous materials. Anybody remotely familiar with industrial accident […]
Supply chain disclosure can be the most challenging part of non-financial reporting for companies. The ever increasing length and complexity of global supply chains drives global organizations to rethink common practices and consequently increase efficiency and security. According to the EU Directive on disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies, environmental, social […]
In 2010, two dramatic events – a million-gallon crude oil spill near Marshall, Mich., and a natural gas explosion in a San Bruno, Calif., neighborhood – focused the nation’s attention on pipeline safety.
The major league baseball success story, Moneyball, describes “sabermetrics” – the quest for objective knowledge about the game.
In a recent post, I discussed the rights of healthcare organizations to mandate flu vaccinations and for employees to decline them. Other types of industries are also wrestling with this issue. Many employers have business needs, worker protection and public health concerns that may justify a flu vaccine policy.
Earlier this year I wrote an article on three ways to improve instruction delivered via electronic means, or eLearning.
OSHA HazCom Standard: Employees must be trained on new label elements and safety data sheets by December
In 2012, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to bring it into alignment with the United Nation’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2011 there were just over 2.8 million temporary workers in the U.S. — about 2.3 percent of the workforce that year. “Temps” are classified by BLS under Temporary Help Services (NAICS 56132).
Want to save $355,000 over the next five years by cutting your injury rate 9.4% and your workers comp costs by 26%? New research finds that receiving a random OSHA inspection (at least in California) did exactly that. The study, entitled “Randomized Government Safety Inspections Reduce Worker Injuries with No Detectable Job Loss,” appeared in […]
A few months ago, I wrote about the success of OSHA’s Online Outreach Education efforts. (OSHA: Measuring Success) Online training remains one of most popular and cost effective ways to deliver OSHA training.