October 2019 EHS News Roundup

By Holly CallenderBlog

Deaths on Amazon’s warehouse floor … avoid Halloween hazards … how to increase near miss reporting by 370% Top Story: “Go back to work”: outcry over deaths on Amazon’s warehouse floor In September, Billy Foister, a 48-year-old Amazon warehouse worker, died after a heart attack at work. According to his brother, an Amazon human resources … Read More

Are Safety Audits Really Necessary?

By Bill CaldwellBlog

How do you react when you know someone is observing you? Maybe your boss is conducting a formal or informal evaluation. Or perhaps the cute guy or gal you are interested in is looking your way. What do you do? Well, we have multiple reactions to being observed. For instance, if we want to impress, … Read More

Who Owns Safety? The Questions You Need to Ask

By Shawn GallowayBlog

Our first guest blog for #IMM2017 is reprinted here by kind permission of Shawn Galloway from ProAct Safety. In this article, Galloway discusses safety ownership and behavioral integrity in relation to incident management. He provides helpful questions to guide readers through an analysis of their organization’s safety ownership.

Does Safeguarding Employee Health and Safety Increase Productivity?

By Simon BlissBlog

UK productivity is on a steady decline, with slow growth since the 2008 economic crash. What is causing this? Productivity is essential for the workplace to function. Nevertheless, many employers fail to see how health and safety increases productivity. How Health and Safety Increases Productivity During the 2017-2018 period, more than a million UK workers … Read More