Extreme weather can present a major challenge for companies that make worksite safety a top priority. Conditions like lightning, strong winds and flooding can make good safety practices much harder to follow.
Remote work is often not an option for those with hands-on and in-person work to do, such as many of those employed in the construction, manufacturing and energy industries. Employers and employees in these and other similarly-situated industries rapidly adapted
In this series, the concept of and need for whistleblowers will be explored along with historical and present-day cases. In this part one, the concept of whistleblowers, OSHA’s language regarding them and types of whistleblower reports are explored.
This is no ordinary back-to-school season. After all, millions of students won’t actually be going back to school this fall, but learning from home instead. And they’re not the only ones. Right now, organizations throughout the United States have no choice but to train their workforces remotely.
Who takes the blame when construction projects get behind schedule or over budget? Is it the project manager? The front line worker? The subcontractor? The answer would be no to all three. The likely scapegoat when things goes wrong is usually Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS). And why is this true? It’s because too often the safety of the worker is sacrificed for the sake of speed and production.
Industry safety regulations and the evolution of voluntary performance standards have ensured that fire-resistant (FR) clothing is more readily available. For many industries, FR gear is a requirement to ensure worker safety, and keeping FR clothing in good repair is crucial for reducing on-site injuries and extending the life of the garments.
In parts one and two of this three-part series, COVID-19’s hazard analysis, risk assessment and hazard controls were covered within the risk management construct. However, these functions only cover the first, planning half of the continual improvement cycle.
In part one of this three-part series, COVID 19’s hazard analysis and risk assessment were covered along with applicable risk management options. In part two, hazard controls stemming from the risk control option of risk management will be covered.
Among the articles in the November 2020 issue of ISHN Magazine, we discuss what smart factory really means, delve into the perils of water damage, learn how to prevent eye injuries, and take a deep dive into silicosis dangers when working with quartz.