While regulations on the federal level are being repealed or delayed, the rulemaking process is still going strong at the state level – as demonstrated by California’s approval last week of a tough new oil refinery safety regulation.
No matter their specific needs, organizations have goals above and beyond daily business tasks. However, certain challenges are preventing organizations from achieving these goals—such as injuries, illnesses and environmental releases.
Cutting your food at dinner, driving to the store to get milk, walking through puddles on the floor from your shower, and navigating around a dog toy at 2 a.m. have all caused someone varying degrees of pain at some point.
Risk communications expert Peter Sandman shares his thoughts
September 1, 2016
World-renowned risk communications expert Peter Sandman offered ISHN these thoughts on the April 22, 2010, BP exploration oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 crew men and leaked millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf.
The identity of each chemical, and all relevant information concerning the potential hazards of each material, must be clearly posted, and employees who work with workplace chemicals must be trained to interpret chemical labels
I started my career as a graduate assistant at North Carolina State University working with the state’s furniture and textile industries as they were trying to comply with a new law, the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
All over America and across greater Houston, capital of the nation's petrochemical industry, hundreds of chemicals pose serious threats to public safety at facilities that may be unknown to most neighbors and are largely unpoliced by government at all levels, a yearlong Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1VSg45P) investigation reveals.
Step 1 – Pre-Job Planning.
As Steven Covey said, begin with the end in mind. If you want your project to end safely, create solid safety specifications for any contractor that walks into the door, rather than leaving it to chance.