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The 2016 Top 10 OSHA Citations and Proactive Prevention

Posted by Gregory Monzo on January 17, 2017

Another year, another opportunity for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to inform business owners and safety managers alike of what regulations companies are violating the most.

The annual top 10 OSHA citations list has increasingly become a valuable tool in assessing workplace hazards and, when paired with a proactive approach to employee safety, can facilitate a much safer work environment.

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Topics: Incident Management System, EHS Software, Safety, OSHA, Business Insights

4 safety tips that save workers' lives

Posted by Jagan Garimella on October 11, 2016

As the seasons change, so do the dangers posed to workers. While the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a number of regulations in place to curb the risks associated with many jobs, the truth is the agency is quite small.

There's just one OSHA officer for roughly every 60,000 workers, according to OSHA, which means safety managers carry the bulk of the responsibility in making sure employees and their work environment are safe.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, Business Insights

2 simple steps to avoid injuries at work [Video]

Posted by ProcessMAP on August 10, 2016

Injuries may seem certain and unavoidable at some workplaces, but by taking precautionary steps you can bid farewell to risk altogether.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, Safety, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

4 proven strategies to reduce injuries and risk on the job

Posted by David Castella on July 19, 2016

Workplace safety isn't something you just stumble upon - it's cultivated and fostered through a number of different methods.

Looking for a few ways to keep your workers safe during the next project? Here are a few to get you started:

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, OSHA, EHS Management System, Business Insights

Putting the brakes on old safety practices in the automotive industry

Posted by Gregory Monzo on July 13, 2016

Automobile manufacturing is an exact science, and it's time the safety practices surrounding it become one too. Employees have been exposed to dangerous conditions for far too long - it's time to align behavior-based safety with new age data.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, EHS Software, EHS Management System, Business Insights

OSHA's New Final Rule Regarding the Electronic Submission of Data

Posted by Gregory Monzo on June 3, 2016


OSHA recently passed a new rule affecting  employers who are currently required to  maintain injury and illness information. If your  organization falls into this category, it will also  have to submit the information electronically to  OSHA. This new rule, an amendment to the  recordkeeping regulations detailed in 29 CFR part 1904, 

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, OSHA, EHS Management System

Implementing EHS Software: Part 2

Posted by Brian Stenson on September 3, 2015

In part one of my post, I discussed the importance of risk as it relates to EHS management and which tools are better suited for different stages of the process.

So let’s presume that you’re ready to go beyond managing risk, to preventing and predicting risk. That means you have to transition from Microsoft Excel.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, Environmental, EHS Software, Risk & Compliance, Business Insights

Are You Protecting Your Temporary Workers? Learn More

Posted by Harold Gubnitsky on May 13, 2015

Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 12 percent or 542 of the 4,693 fatal work injuries reported in 2011 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Recently, there have been numerous fatalities involving temporary workers their first day on the job. Davis, a 20 year old contract worker at Bacardi Bottling plant was crushed by a palletizer machine as he was not trained on the lock-out and tag-out procedure.

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Topics: EHS, Incident Management System, Safety, OSHA, Training

OSHA’S Top Priority: I2P2.

Posted by Dave Rath on April 1, 2015

Are You Ready?

The I2P2 Injury and Illness Prevention Program has been in OSHA’s agenda since April 2010. OSHA, along with the ASSE, recently published a white paper urging President Obama to advance I2P2 and praised the possibility of making it a regulatory requirement in the near future.

What to expect from I2P2?

I2P2 is a proactive process to help employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers get injured. It can help reduce workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, improve safety culture, and increase productivity while reducing turnover and costs. OSHA proposes the program with following six elements:

  1. Management Leadership
  2. Worker Participation
  3. Hazard Identification and Assessment
  4. Hazard Prevention and Control
  5. Education and Training
  6. Program Evaluation and Improvement

Why do you need I2P2?

OSHA believes that adoption of injury and illness prevention programs based on simple, sound, and proven principles will help millions of U.S. businesses improve their regulatory compliance, decrease the incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses, reduce costs (including significant reductions in workers' compensation premiums) and enhance their overall business operations.

What you need to do?

If you have an existing injury and illness prevention plan in your company, you just need to review it as per the OSHA. If not, start gearing up before the enforcement is passed by following these 5 tips: 

  1. Standardize an effective Hazard Assessment System for your business and identify the areas within your company which bear high operational risks.
  2. Set up goals for your injury and illness prevention program.
  3. Formulate programs to lower operational risks and achieve the set goals.
  4. Ensure that employees are trained for implementing the program.
  5. Once implemented, regularly inspect and evaluate the program.

Conclusions

Despite the combined efforts of employers, workers, unions, safety professionals and regulators, more than 4,500 workers lose their lives and more than four million are seriously injured each year. Tens of thousands more die or are incapacitated because of occupational illnesses including many types of cancer and lung disease. The human toll from this loss is incalculable and the economic toll is enormous.
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Topics: Incident Management System, EHS Software, Safety, OSHA, Risk & Compliance, EHS Management System, Business Insights

EHS Compliance Data Systems – The Past, The Present and The Future!

Posted by Gregory Monzo on March 5, 2015

The best way to tackle Compliance is to Comply Smartly

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Topics: Incident Management System, Environmental, EHS Software, EHS Management System

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