We all know the 12 Days of Christmas, sang by choirs with cheer every December. But do you know the 12 Days of EHS Christmas? Granted, the 12 days of Christmas actually begin on the 25th of December, so we are a bit early. There have been a number of variations to the lyrics … Read More
Top OSHA Fails 2019 From the Reddit Safety Community
Since you all loved our last Reddit OSHA fails blog, we decided to do it all over again. Let me present the top OSHA fails of 2019, thanks to the Reddit safety community. Top OSHA Fails of 2019 1) “You’re welcome.” 2) “Only entrance to my current job site.” 3) “Absolutely no PPE in sight…” … Read More
Why Near Miss Reporting is Important
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
Visual Literacy and Safety: The Proven Method to Identifying Hazards
How can learning to see improve incident management? The third guest blog for our Incident Management Month 2017 is by John Dony, director of the Campbell Institute. Read his post to find out how incident management can benefit from visual literacy.
Are Safety Audits Really Necessary?
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
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?
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
The Top 11 Health and Safety Influencers of 2019
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
Top 11 OSHA Fails From the Reddit Safety Community
If you’re a health and safety enthusiast, you’ll know r/OSHA on Reddit. And if you haven’t seen it, then it is my gift to you. I’ve been a fervent fan of this subreddit for a few months, so without further ado, let me present the top 11 OSHA fails in recent Reddit times. Top OSHA … Read More
Will Health and Safety Ever Die?
Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) became a profession around the mid-1900s, and has been the subject of satire and frustration ever since. OHS saves millions of lives, but as we see more and more workplace tasks automated, will health and safety ever die? Many things threaten Health and Safety – deregulation, public opinion, corporate greed … Read More