Will Health and Safety Ever Die?

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

Top Summer Safety Tips for Workers in 2019

Top Summer Safety Tips for Workers in 2019

By Holly CallenderBlog

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy the warm weather and light nights of summer. But for workers spending long days indoors or outdoors, summer weather becomes a risk. OSHA says: “Hot summer months pose special hazards for outdoor workers who must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure, and other hazards. Employers and employees should … Read More

How to Make Health and Safety Fun

How to Make Health and Safety Fun

By David CantBlog

Health and safety is unsexy and boring. In fact, of the many elements involved in a project, health and safety is often the least popular. Media coverage of poor practice and ridiculous “elf n’ safety” cases helped bring the discipline into disrepute. Take this recent example: Lancashire County Council banning bunting strung across roads during … Read More

GDPR and Health and Safety: 2019 Update

GDPR and Health and Safety: 2019 Update

By Holly CallenderBlog

Last year – almost to the day – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. Can you believe twelve months have past already? In the run up to May 25th 2018, our inboxes were inundated with marketing opt-in emails. Moreover, the media frenzied about non-compliance, and even compared the GDPR to Y2K. As … Read More

Do Safety Incentive Programs Really Work?

Do Safety Incentive Programs Really Work?

By Holly CallenderBlog

As an EHS pro, you want as safe a workplace as possible. You know too well how easily accidents can happen, but also the difficulties of implementing a sound safety culture. Health and safety is often seen as burdensome and unnecessary – by both employers and workers. This is where the safety incentive program comes … Read More