During the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health conference, a shocking statistic was made public, according to Straits Times: 9 out of every 10 deaths in the construction industry could be attributed to employees learning unsafe behavior when training for the job. This line of thinking doesn't start with workers, though—it begins with the company itself.
EHS Audit procedure to help you track the non-conformities and ensure EHS compliance.
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.
Know dangerous areas
There shouldn't be any guessing about whether an accident will occur on any given day. With a sound strategy and enterprise hazard analysis software backing an organization's decisions, companies can keep their workers safe.
While workplace injury rates have improved in recent years, many businesses are still struggling to protect their employees. Approximately 2.9 million American workers sustained injuries or contracted illnesses on the job in 2016, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In short, there is room for improvement. Firms looking to close the gap should consider embracing incident management strategies and tools.
In October, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released the list of the 10 most common safety citations issued in 2017. Fall protection once again topped the list, accounting for approximately 6,072 violations.
Organizations across numerous industries are taking steps to improve workplace safety. In their respective quests to protect employees, many are embracing incident management software. How do these platforms help businesses bolster safety and improve operations?
Wrenches, jacks and moving parts—oh my! There are a lot of dangers associated with the work done in the automotive industry, and safety managers are tasked with helping workers avoid them all.
You may have heard it before, but what's the real idea behind behavior-based safety—and is it right for your business?
What do small and large businesses have in common? The responsibility to protect their employees. While larger businesses are making strides to eradicate workplace injuries by integrating safety management software, the smaller businesses lag behind without a system in place.