Right now, it is a difficult time to be an employee in almost any industry. Massive and rapid shifts in workplace policies have taken place to fight COVID-19. At the same time, workers face greater economic and personal challenges in dealing with the pandemic economy.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 2019 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis earlier this year, and companies across the nation are actively working to reduce their chemical footprint. Despite a minor increase in the Pacific Southwest Region, the overall release of TRI chemicals was down by 9 percent in 2019.
As humans experienced the first global pandemic since 1918, it also experienced a multitude of missed opportunities that would have mitigated the frequency and severity of COVID-19 exposures and infections. Contrary to many messages communicated by politicians, the pandemic is not a political issue. Instead, it is a hazard, subject to scientific hazard control.
What is the difference between a target and a measure? Moreover, why is it important to distinguish between the two? At the beginning of every calendar year our teams get together and discuss goals. Our goal meetings are often conducted with the best intentions; however, we often miss our mark by confounding targets and measures.
Safety leadership is more than overseeing the general day-to-day of your organization’s safety program. Leading is about influencing employees and colleagues to meet the goals of your organization and safely fulfill their roles.
Metal stamping manufacturing processes can quickly and cleanly create solid metal parts for a wide range of needs and industries. Small metal parts make up some of the most important pieces when creating larger scale items.
Industrial ovens, furnaces, and other combustion systems are dangerous unless the correct safety policies are put into place to mitigate the damage done in different instances of combustion related incidents.
Each month, Examinetics gathers three or four safety professionals and asks them to share their thoughts on what is happening in the world of EHS. The panelists come from various types of companies and industries, and from diverse safety backgrounds and roles. As we start a new year, the panelists looked back and reflected on what we learned. Below are eight takeaways we have learned from a year of hosting safety roundtables.
Among the articles in the March 2021 issue of ISHN magazine, we discuss fall prevention in regards to the musculoskeletal system, look into building a culture of safety, learn about NFPA 652 compliance and consider advancements in materials manufacturing.