If there’s no occupational exposure limit (OEL) listed for a chemical ingredient or byproduct in a SDS, you can conduct an online search for the chemical by CAS number and include the qualifier DNEL — derived no effect levels. CAS is required on an SDS, DNEL is not.
Behavior-based approaches to safety versus the promise of "Safety II" type approaches like Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) will be explored through a series of sessions at Safety 2018. Are the two approaches contradictory or complementary? How do employee perceptions affect safety?
Yesterday’s risk management practices are no longer adequate to deal with today’s threats and they need to evolve. This reasoning drove ISO to revise risk management standard 31000:2009 to 31000:2018.2
Safely operating large, potentially dangerous construction and agricultural equipment can be challenging. Information that enhances training and usage can help reduce the risks of working with such equipment.
One source of information about equipment safety is the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), which has resources available to both its 900+ members and to the general public.
If there’s a workplace fatality, or if injury/illness rates are too high, or workplace hazards and risks are perceived to be great, employers, disgruntled workers and outside interested parties, such as OSHA, often seek an EHS revolution -- rapid fundamental change.
With #womensmarch and #metoo bookending 2017, many U.S. employers are likely to establish new policies and procedures in 2018 to better manage workplace sexism. How does this practice impact occupational health and safety?
OSHA has cut deals with employers and industry associations ever since the agency’s beginning. About one-third of cited employers don’t take OSHA’s deal. They just correct and pay. Will more of this group deal with OSHA in the future?
Your plan must be based on your organization's vision for future safety performance. Frame it as a set of actions that will: Further a safety culture change from reactive to proactive, provide the functioning capability to lead the change, and provide governance requirements to sustain the change.
There's a great imbalance between the two inseparable forces of safety and health. This imbalance is evident in Table I. The CSP® and the CIH® are the top safety and health credentials in our field. Both pre-date OSHA, and both have grown in quality and value over the years.
Among the articles in the May 2018 issue of ISHN Magazine, learn more about what workplaces can learn from the commercial aviation industry, some tips for assessing an employee's well being, steps on how to create an effective arc flash analysis plan, and what you should know about the 2018 changes to NFPA 70E.