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Get Control of Your Corrective Actions

Get Control of Your Corrective Actions

If you hope to limit repeat incidents, regulatory non-compliances, lawsuits, and serious incidents you need a robust corrective management system.  Audits, incident investigations, inspections, assessments and worker input all generate action items.  Larger companies may have several thousand to deal … Read More

Electronic Management of Secondary Containers

Electronic Management of Secondary Containers

Chemical safety is an important workplace safety concern for many reasons, as evidenced by several recent industrial accidents. For chemical safety, the knowledge of hazards, as well as easy access to information related to the chemicals for the employees at … Read More

Don’t Confuse Compliance with Safety

Don’t Confuse Compliance with Safety

The view of safety as little more than employee obedience to the rules may be old school but it remains foundational in the safety practice. Shortly after the Three Mile Island nuclear incident, E.L. Zebroski, a nuclear safety analyst, performed … Read More

Return on Investment for Digital EHS Technology

Return on Investment for Digital EHS Technology

Companies are in the business of making money. Everything else, even if beneficial or complimentary, is secondary to the primary focus of staying in business. As a result, it often seems as though there are competing priorities to production and … Read More

Safety Observation Program

Safety Observation Program Defined

In a previous article, Purpose of Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations, it was discussed that safety observations play a critical role in an overall safety management system. Further, the primary objectives of a safety observation program, ideally, are to … Read More

Employee Engagement Utilizing the Safety Observation Program

Employee Engagement Utilizing the Safety Observation Program

Why have employees engage in safety? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), research has shown that increased work-related engagement results in improved employee and customer satisfaction, safety, and overall performance and profits1. Each of the predominant … Read More

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Key Elements for the Development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

Stormwater runoff is a significant contributor to water pollution in our surface water and groundwater3. This runoff travels from its origin, potentially picking up sediments, pollutants, and disease-causing agents and deposits them into nearby bodies of water. While alarming, better … Read More

Safety Data Sheet

Elements & Significance of a Safety Data Sheet

A Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is required for any chemical to ensure workplace safety and health. Safety Data Sheets are an essential item in the workplace to learn about the hazards of chemicals and how to handle them safely. Under … Read More

Safety Observation Training Program

Safety Observation Training Program

In a previous article, A Guide for Workplace Safety Inspections and Safety Observations, the framework to support a robust safety observation program was discussed. Specifically, the fundamental components of a comprehensive framework for an inspection and observation program were highlighted. … Read More

Workplace Safety

In Workplace Safety, How We React Matters

“Don’t shoot the messenger.” This idiom has been in our vernacular for centuries. The meaning of the phrase is simple – don’t blame or punish the bearer of bad news. While the news may elicit an unwanted emotional feeling, an … Read More