Welcome to Pro-Sapien's monthly EHS News Roundup. At the end of each month, we will put together relevant news articles and topics that we think could interest our network. We will post our roundups here on the blog section of our website. Alternatively, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter.
Although our focus this month has been mainly on incident management as part of our annual Incident Management Month campaign, many other interesting articles have surfaced within the online EHS community. Have a look at our selection below, and read more on the topics that catch your interest.
What is a Near Miss in the Workplace Really Telling You?
National Safety Council
“A near miss is an unplanned event that doesn’t result in injury or death, but could have.” Near misses should be treated like any other incident including reporting, investigation and corrective actions. This is to prevent future potentially serious incident from occurring. National Safety Council provides general advice on the management of near misses. Read more »
OSHA's New Recordkeeping Rule: Top 3 Challenges Coming Down the Line
The new OSHA recordkeeping rule has been under much speculation throughout the year. With constant postponing of the reporting deadline, it was finally announced that 1st of December was the final submission date for companies. This article discusses the three biggest challenges facing the new rule and its perception by the EHS community. Read more »
Robot safety- is the AI revolution here?
Drones, AI beating the human brain and chatbots replacing customer service. Artificial Intelligence is developing fast, and new areas are found where us human beings can be replaced by computers. This so-called “Industry 4.0” that implies an increasingly analytical perception of the world will bring changes to safety work. In this article, John Kersey discusses the signs and characteristics of this new era. Read more »
New work, new regulator?
Health and Safety at Work
Today, it is common to do work on a contractual basis and have more than one source of income at a time. This so-called gig economy, where an employee has more than one employer, has changed the way in which health and safety is to be seen. The HSE addressed the issue of responsibility within this new type of employer/employee relationship, and is looking to change the general regulations. Read more »
ROSPA Workplace Safety Blog
Last year, work-related illnesses were the cause of nearly 26 million lost working days. The HSE’s campaign “Go Home Healthy” aims to draw attention to work-related ill health including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and others alike. This campaign wants to improve the understanding that everyone has the right to go home healthy. Read more »
Eye Tracking Shows What Leads to an Error on the Line
Visual concentration is paramount to industrial manufacturing. “In 2015, more than 4,800 workers were killed on the job, according to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics - and human error is responsible for 80% of these accidents.” A new eye-tracking study has identified methods that would result in decreased incident levels and increased efficiency. Read more »