Employers can perceive mandatory record keeping as either a burden or an opportunity.
Last week the International Organization for Standardization ( ISO) approved the establishment of Project Committee (PC 283). The committee ultimately will produce a specification standard that will be used by third parties to certify an organization’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System. It is expected that the final standard will be complete sometime in 2016.
UL Workplace Health and Safety’s evolution of safety timeline gives us a unique perspective into how catastrophic events and work-related deaths and injuries can be prevented when we make the effort to glean lessons from the past.
A recent blog post by my colleague Jonathan Jacobi about the appropriate use of humor in workplace safety training has me thinking about the application of humor in other situations, such as personal health crises, natural disasters and global pandemics.
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.
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.
Following the disaster in West, TX many in the media have focused on the failures of the site owner and of various government agencies. Some news reports have ridiculed the facility for failing to “imagine” a proper worst-case scenario or “not checking the box” to indicate a flammable or explosive material on-site. One outlet went […]
You may or may not be old enough to remember, but 8-track tapes were a technological wonder back in the ‘70s, and anyone who was cool had one. At the time, it was hard to imagine this state-of-the-art audio technology could ever be replaced or improved upon.