Having worked in both corporate safety and insurance loss control, I am amazed at the disconnect that occurs between these synergistic disciplines. It’s certainly a waste when you consider that they have much to gain by working and learning from each other. The job description for an insurance Loss Control Representative is highly compatible with […]
In the first event of its kind to be staged in the UK, some of the country’s biggest retailers and brands descended upon London for a conference designed to put solving complex supply chain issues center stage. UL’s Retail and Brand Summit, with the theme of “Tackling Supply Chain Challenges,” was held on 16 May […]
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 […]
With advances in connectivity and the power of technology to gather data, we have more information at our fingertips than ever before. According to IBM, by 2020, there will be 300 times more information available to use than there was in 2005 – a figure it puts at 43 trillion gigabytes of data. Corporate sustainability […]
The American comedian Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid!” However, in the workplace you can prevent some of the stupidity caused by mental fatigue.
By December 1 of this year, employers should have trained employees on the new safety data sheet format and label elements under the revised HazCom Standard (HCS).
In my home town in California, workplace sexual harassment allegations that came to light in November have shaken the sheriff’s department and rattled the community. The lurid “he said/she said” claims being publicly aired are familiar to many employers who have dealt with sexual harassment lawsuits.
Transportation companies, commercial drivers and the medical professionals who certify them as physically fit for duty may be in for another long ride – legislatively speaking, that is.
Illinois recently became the 20th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana.
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.