Hello, and welcome to the first Pro-Sapien EHS News Roundup of 2019!
Is EHS moving towards wearable tech? A study by the American Society of Safety Professionals found wearable technology valuable for employers monitoring worker fatigue, in turn reducing injuries and increasing productivity.
In other news: Three companies found responsible for safety failures leading to death of five-year-old; 2019 CEOs who "Get" health and safety's importance; CCOHS release an infographic on working in the cold; and SHP encourage New Year's safety resolutions.
Read on for the full scoop.
EHS News This Month
Research shows value of wearable technology in reducing workplace injuries
The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation today released a fatigue research report that shows the value of wearable technology in the workplace, encouraging employers to make a New Year’s resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of its workers to reduce injuries and increase productivity. Read more »
Five-year-old killed in lift: Catalogue of failures responsible
SHP Online • Alison Fava
Two companies have been sentenced following the death of a five-year-old girl who became trapped while using a lift at her home. The HSE’s investigation found a catalogue of failures by the three companies: Synergy Housing as the Brown family’s landlord which had primary responsibility for the safety of the lift at the property; Aster Property as the company to which responsibility for arranging lift maintenance issues fell; and Orona who were responsible for the relevant lift maintenance and repair work. Read more »
2019 CEOs who "Get It"
For 15 years, the National Safety Council has selected high-performing leaders who demonstrate they not only understand what safety is all about – they make it a top priority for their organization. In short, they are CEOs Who “Get It” when it comes to running a business with safety in mind. Read more »
[Infographic] Working in the cold
Working in the cold can not only be hazardous to your health, but also potentially life-threatening. Cold injuries range from chillblain, trench foot and frostbite to hypothermia, which is a medical emergency. In order to work safely, the numerous risks posed by frigid temperatures, wind chill and wetness needs to be counterbalanced by various measures, including controlled exposure, education and training, and proper insulation. Read more »
Changing behaviours: New Year’s safety resolutions
SHP Online • Nick Bell
The start of a new year is often a time to reflect on ambitions for the year ahead. These typically revolve around, or depend upon, changing behaviours, such as going to the gym more often, living a ‘greener’ lifestyle and so on. Sometimes new behaviours fall by the wayside, as Dr Nick Bell, Dr Colin Powell and Dr Peter Sykes discuss… Read more »
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