Servicing and maintaining equipment is dangerous business, causing up to 50,000 injuries and 120 fatalities, including electrocution, burns, crush injuries, cuts, lacerations, amputations, and fractures, each year. Under the new administration, can we expect any changes to OSHA’s lockout/tagout rules or their enforcement?
Think your business is too big to pursue a goal of zero injuries? Union Pacific says it’s inching ever closer. In 2016, Union Pacific became the safest U.S. railroad and achieved the best annual employee safety performance in its 154-year history.
Environmental audits can be great tools to help assess compliance liabilities and provide a basis for minimizing liabilities by bringing to light areas of noncompliance. They can lead to implementation of corrective measures before federal or state inspectors and investigators visit a facility.
For the first time since the ergonomics rule was overturned by using the Congressional Review Act during the last days of the Clinton administration, yesterday, the Senate voted 50-48 to adopt H.J. Res 83, overturning OSHA’s rule “Clarification of Employer’s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain Accurate Records of Each Recordable Injury and Illness,” informally known as the “Volks” rule.
Finding out about a hazard that almost turned into an incident is always concerning. But near-misses can have a valuable silver lining. Michael Stack says the process of getting to the root cause of a near miss or incident can help you avoid potentially costly and preventable claims.
Everyone knows that medical interns and residents keep notoriously brutal hours. But do you know what other occupations are associated with less than the recommended amount of sleep?
A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that sleep duration varies widely by occupation.
PODCAST: EHS on Tap: E20 The Role of Senior Management in Workplace Safety Culture
“Safety culture” is top priority for every safety manager these days, but how to shape a culture is a continual challenge.