November 2019 EHS News Roundup

November 2019 EHS News Roundup

By Holly CallenderBlog

OSHA embraces leading indicators … workplace eye care aids early detection for diabetes … humorous workplace safety video and more. Top Story: “OSHA Embraces Leading Indicators” In the future, employers will need to deal with federal safety law compliance from an entirely new perspective. OSHA has announced that it is moving away from relying on … Read More

Why Near Miss Reporting is Important

Why Near Miss Reporting is Important

By Holly CallenderBlog

Let’s face it: companies excelling in safety have embedded near miss reporting into their safety culture. In other words, near miss reporting is crucial for a safe workplace. However, it is difficult encouraging staff to report near misses; for example, slips or trips are often seen as embarrassing – even funny – by employees. Other … Read More

October 2019 EHS News Roundup

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

September 2019 EHS News Roundup

September 2019 EHS News Roundup

By Holly CallenderBlog

Fall Protection tops OSHA’s frequently cited violations  … safety intervention less effective for low-wage workers … marijuana breathalyzers coming to workplaces. Top Story: Fall Protection again tops OSHA’s ‘Top 10’ list of most frequently cited violations For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements is OSHA’s most frequently cited standard, the agency and … Read More

The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers of 2019

The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers of 2019

By Holly CallenderBlog

Do health and safety influencers exist? Well, you might associate the word ‘influencer’ with famous pop stars on Instagram, or with those who have made their millions by creating YouTube videos. However, the definition of ‘influencer’ is “an individual who has the power to affect purchase decisions of others because of his/her authority, knowledge, position … Read More

August 2019 EHS News Roundup

August 2019 EHS News Roundup

By Holly CallenderBlog

Injured workers more likely to die from opioid overdose … OSHA findings show increases in fatality investigation … and the biggest trends in PPE Top Story: Injured workers more likely to die from suicide or opioid overdose Hello – Holly Callender with the EHS news you may have missed this month. Drug overdoses and suicides … Read More

July 2019 EHS News Roundup

July 2019 EHS News Roundup

By Holly CallenderBlog

Welcome to our July EHS news roundup! Top story: Deaths from asbestos exposure has reached its highest level in the UK, and the HSE expects this trend to continue for the rest of this decade. In other news: preventing risks with workplace culture, raising awareness of UV protection, overworked Amazon employees, and finally, OSHA’s drones … Read More