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Criteria for Safety & Health Performance Indicators (KPIs)

For years you have heard about leading and lagging indicators for safety and health. In 2016, I published an article for the National Safety Council’s Safety + Health magazine on leading and lagging indicators, as seen here: What are safety … Read More

Safety Assurance Methodology (SAM)

The essential objective of a safety management system is to provide for a systematic approach to achieving acceptable levels of safety risk. At the start, a system analysis is conducted, hazards are identified, risk is assessed, and controls are put … Read More

Hazard Communication Standard: Objective and Key factors

Chemicals are a valuable asset in the workplace, but only if used safely. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) was designed to provide information about hazardous chemicals to assure chemical safety at the workplace in any industry. The intent is to … Read More

Are All Accidents Preventable?

Myths are plentiful in the safety profession. So much so that I was able to compile 101 of the most common myths in a book – Safety Myths 101: Musings on Myths, Misunderstandings and More. The article below was the … Read More

Guide for Safety Inspections

A Guide for Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations

As discussed in the previous article, the Purpose of Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations , virtually every workplace conducts some form of periodic worksite safety inspections. This process is a typical component of a comprehensive health and safety plan. … Read More

Chemical Inventory

Advantages of Digitizing Chemical Inventory

Production and usage of chemicals have been increasing rapidly from small scale laboratories to large scale industries. The complete details of the availability or use of all the chemicals in any facility fall under a chemical inventory program. The safe … Read More

Hazardous Materials Management

Hazardous Materials Management: A Multi-Faceted Digital Approach

The management of hazardous materials at any institution is one of the most universal challenges that EHS personnel face every day.  Even with all the appropriate training, workers can at times become complacent regarding the proper handling, storage and disposal … Read More

Safety Inspection

Purpose of Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations

Virtually every workplace conducts some form of periodic work site safety inspections. This process is a typical component of a comprehensive health and safety plan. But why are they done? Therein lies the interesting question. “We have to.” Safety is … Read More

MicroPlastics

Impact of Microplastics on the Ecosystem

Plastic has become a part of our day to day life because of its low-cost, durability, and versatility. Despite these benefits, we cannot ignore its adverse effects on the environment stemming from littering and mismanaged waste. In every corner of … Read More

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Serious Considerations When Adopting Safety & Health Technology

In our modern world, technological marvels are being presented at a tremendous pace and confidently confirm innovations CAN be done. When it comes to developing and implementing technology for the health and safety field, the most important question to ask … Read More