Unsafe human behaviour happens daily. Lack of focus, human factors, blame culture … The list of reasons goes on. Above all, unsafe human behaviour is a safety risk. Get the infographic: Drugs in the Workplace Facts and Stats » Drugs in the workplace are increasingly behind unsafe behaviour. The US is in an opioid epidemic, … Read More
Top Summer Safety Tips for Workers
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 EHS Pros Can Look After Their Own Mental Health at Work
Making sure people are safe at work is the core of the EHS professional’s responsibilities, but do you place your own health under the same importance? As workplace mental health is becoming more visible, let’s look at how you can promote your own mental well-being at work, as part of our Workplace Mental Health blog series.
Should EHS Pros Be Responsible for Workplace Mental Health?
As the debate continues over whether mental health should fall under EHS professionals’ responsibility, we look at both sides of the argument and find out the best ways to promote good workplace mental health.
Safety and Safe Behavior At Work [Video]
Organizations should facilitate safety and safe behavior at work. Watch this video to find out how you can simplify safety reporting in the field.
Aviation Safety: Lightning protection and other lessons from the forerunner in safety
What EHS should we learn from aviation safety? How has flying become the safest mode of transportation? New on the blog.
Too Hot To Work? How to Deal with Unusually High Temperatures in the UK
The UK heatwave has set new temperature records. But when is it too hot to work, and how should employers prepare for the high temperatures?
How to Evaluate the Success of your Employees
While a safety training program is often key in establishing a culture of health and safety at work, there are cases in which it may fail in living up to that very promise. This may happen if occupational safety is treated as just a compliance issue rather than a necessity for worker health and well-being. … Read More
Intervening in Human Factors: EHS Manager’s View
In this guest post, Hugo Ribeiro, discusses and exemplifies the way us humans can/cannot adjust our focus, and how training our workers to adjust their focus could prevent incidents caused by the lack of situational awareness and our inability to extend our focus beyond our immediate task.
The Danger of Worker Fatigue
From the Exxon Valdez’s oil spill to the world’s largest nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, fatigue is dangerous and has no place in the workplace. Worker fatigue is caused by continuous lack of sleep (less than 8 hours a night, on average), long work hours, inclement weather condition, or by work that is physically and mentally demanding, such as in the construction and oil industries. As fatigue reduces a worker’s alertness, errors and injury ensues. Proper sleep during the workweek and the right amount of rest during off-hours will help the workplace stay safe.