Workplace safety lapses continue to occur despite the development of preventive engineering solutions. Employers reported 2.9 million nonfatal worker injuries and illnesses in 2016, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. More shockingly, more than 5,100 employees died on the clock over the same 12-month span. While both of these figures constitute historical lows, room for significant improvement exists. Environmental health and safety stakeholders can catalyze progress and see further reductions in worker injury and fatality rates by putting into place formalized incident management strategies and the tools that support them.
Representatives from the Occupational Health and Safety Administration recently announced the top 10 workplace safety violations for 2017. The agency personnel publicized the information during the National Safety Council Congress and Expo, as has become custom. Patrick Kapust, deputy director for the OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs, led the announcement and offered some historical context to the new data set, Safety and Health Magazine reported.
Workplace safety best practices are often intangible characteristics that employees take on as their own, so it makes sense that there are a few misconceptions floating around.
When there's not an exact science as to how to keep employees safe, there's bound to be confusion about what's true and what isn't. We're here to clear a few things up for you.
Bonuses, a party and some kind words from the head honcho are great gifts every employee looks forward to, but what about safety?
In honor of the approaching holidays, here are some safety tips any company can incorporate to make sure everyone is able to spend time with their family instead of nursing an injury.
Front and center in this transition from intangible to tangible insights is Environmental, Health and Safety software, which has become a vehicle for the transformation of employee safety.
When it comes to workplace safety, health and safety managers can never take too many precautions. But routine procedure can fall by the wayside to quicker methods that create more profit but also additional risk.
Small and mid-sized business often don't realize they can have the best of both worlds. Environmental, Health and Safety software provides a streamlined and transparent safety culture, all the while ensuring its return on investment.
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:
Recently, I came across an article which mentions BIG DATA 1.0 was all about storing volumes of independent silos of data to provide competitive advantage to business. Organizations would toy with Data Mining architecture to generate meaningful content. There is much hype and hoopla surrounding the analysis of independent silos of data, but is it worth the effort? The deluge of data is difficult to store, capture and visualize. A proliferation of diverse datasets- from historical data to recordable data and from safety records to sustainability data is even difficult to manage.
Poor preparation in Audit Management doubles the effort required to comply and often produceshighly unwanted results
Current trends show regular EHS audits have become a part of EHS planning in many organizations, allowing for better relaying of EHS performance to all the stakeholders viz. shareholders, the public, community, the workers and key decision makers. Most importantly, EHS performance can help you identify the grey areas that need immediate attention.