The 12 Days of EHS Christmas

By Steve HunterBlog

  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

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

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

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

Will Health and Safety Ever Die?

By Hannah StewartBlog

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