Workplace mental health and well-being are critical in every industry and company. Unfortunately, not all companies take the need for mental health support and resources seriously. The manufacturing industry, in particular, has been deemed one of the worst for mental health and wellness support.
As regulatory complexities and sustainability goals continue to evolve, it’s becoming more critical for EHS teams in manufacturing settings to embrace digital transformation to make manufacturing processes more efficient and sustainable.
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are so-called “forever chemicals” because they don’t easily break down in the environment and can remain indefinitely in air, soil and water, including sources of drinking water.
Our industrial activities have a significant effect on the environment. We have become cognizant of the impact in recent decades and concluded that going along this course is disastrous for the environment and ourselves. This has prompted initiatives to reduce the amount of carbon emissions we generate. The manufacturing sector, being a major contributor to carbon emissions, has to take drastic steps to combat emissions.
While outdoor environments may deal with more extreme temperatures, heavy equipment and frequent movement in industrial workplaces can lead to high, potentially dangerous temperatures in industrial facilities.
By maintaining good indoor air quality, individuals can protect their health and well-being. Lowering emissions, removing pollutants and adopting new building designs may help individuals improve the air in a structure. Clean indoor climates increase workers’ productivity, which benefits business owners.
OSHA violations can happen at any organization, but avoiding a costly citation happens when everyone — not just the management — plays a role in managing risk. Are you doing what's required to avoid common OSHA fines? Is your risk management program adequately protecting your workers?