EHS OutLoud Blog http://ehstoday.com/blog/13620/feed EHS OutLoud blog provides a candid look at health and safety issues both at work and at home. en Easy-To-Adopt Strategies for Delivering Wellness Programs http://ehstoday.com/blog/easy-adopt-strategies-delivering-wellness-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2016/09/gettingweighed.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 360px; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px; float: left;" title="Employers can and should play an important role in improving the health and well-being of millions of American workers by adopting evidence-based health promotion programs and policies. " />In the U.S., over <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf" target="_blank">150 million adults</a> go to work daily and spend the majority of their waking hours engaged in some form of employment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/easy-adopt-strategies-delivering-wellness-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/easy-adopt-strategies-delivering-wellness-programs#comments Health Wellness EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:05:00 +0000 50021 at http://ehstoday.com Sincerely Stefanie: Schlitterbahn Waterslide Death Demonstrates Slippery Slope to Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/sincerely-stefanie-schlitterbahn-waterslide-death-demonstrates-slippery-slope-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Thrill seekers flock to amusement parks every year looking for the fastest, tallest, craziest new attraction to satiate their hunger for overcoming danger. In the United States, this translates to a $55.4 billion industry. Schlitterbahn Water Park is home to Verruckt, the “World’s Tallest Waterslide,” an attraction reaching heights above Niagara Falls. Safety hazards or “glitches” supposedly worked out prior to the ride’s opening in 2014 did not prevent the August 7 death of a 10-year-old boy.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/sincerely-stefanie-schlitterbahn-waterslide-death-demonstrates-slippery-slope-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/sincerely-stefanie-schlitterbahn-waterslide-death-demonstrates-slippery-slope-safety#comments Safety Wellness EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:19:00 +0000 49351 at http://ehstoday.com <p>This video captures early Verruckt test rides in which rafts regularly flew off the slide.</p> Sincerely Stefanie: Pokémon NO! Protecting Your Workers from Digital Zombies http://ehstoday.com/blog/sincerely-stefanie-pok-mon-no-protecting-your-workers-digital-zombies <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Have you seen the digital zombies - in the park, in front of churches and stores, in the street? These aren&rsquo;t your normal, flesh-eating zombies. Rather, it&rsquo;s their thirst for rare imaginary creatures called Pok&eacute;mon that causes them to stumble around town.</p> <p>Pok&eacute;mon Go, which launched on July 6 in the United States, potentially is the start of a new era in the mobile gaming revolution. In the game, players are able to use their phone&rsquo;s GPS to catch imaginary creatures in real-life locations such as parks, on streets or in their households.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/sincerely-stefanie-pok-mon-no-protecting-your-workers-digital-zombies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/sincerely-stefanie-pok-mon-no-protecting-your-workers-digital-zombies#comments Health Safety Distracted Driving Wellness EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:22:00 +0000 48841 at http://ehstoday.com Sandy Says: Burn Baby Burn http://ehstoday.com/blog/sandy-says-burn-baby-burn <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Will the Republican National Convention spark riots in Cleveland? At least one political candidate seems to think so.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/sandy-says-burn-baby-burn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency Management Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 18 Mar 2016 17:16:00 +0000 46281 at http://ehstoday.com Treading Gingerly: Safety Isn't Cool http://ehstoday.com/blog/treading-gingerly-safety-isnt-cool <div class="node-body blog-body">From age 7 to 31, you're never too cool to be safe.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/treading-gingerly-safety-isnt-cool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/treading-gingerly-safety-isnt-cool#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:18:00 +0000 45851 at http://ehstoday.com Valentine’s Day: For the Love of the Earth http://ehstoday.com/blog/valentine-s-day-love-earth <div class="node-body blog-body">The U.S. Department of the Interior created a video showcasing couples who committed to one another while celebrating their love of planet Earth. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/valentine-s-day-love-earth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/valentine-s-day-love-earth#comments Environment EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:59:00 +0000 45481 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge, as photographed by&nbsp;Melissa Hahn (www.sharetheexperience.org)</p> The Poisoning of Flint, Michigan http://ehstoday.com/blog/poisoning-flint-michigan <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2016/01/flint.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 418px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder activated the National Guard to help the American Red Cross distribute water to Flint residents to help them deal with the lead contamination that is in the City of Flint's water supply. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)" />I proudly call myself a community activist in my Cleveland neighborhood.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/poisoning-flint-michigan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/poisoning-flint-michigan#comments EPA Environment EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 22 Jan 2016 20:00:00 +0000 45001 at http://ehstoday.com The Conviction of Don Blankenship: What Does it Mean? http://ehstoday.com/blog/conviction-don-blankenship-what-does-it-mean <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>You have seen the news. The jury convicted Don Blankenship of conspiracy to willfully violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards at Upper Big Branch South Mine (UBB).</p> <p>Such an important case deserves some scrutiny of the details. They are in the federal grand jury indictment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/conviction-don-blankenship-what-does-it-mean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/conviction-don-blankenship-what-does-it-mean#comments MSHA EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:52:00 +0000 44361 at http://ehstoday.com A Picture of Safety from a Young Artist http://ehstoday.com/blog/picture-safety-young-artist <div class="node-body blog-body">We grow up and, for some reason, we grow out of safety.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/picture-safety-young-artist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/picture-safety-young-artist#comments Safety Leadership Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:05:00 +0000 43601 at http://ehstoday.com Back to the Future: A New Era of Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-era <div class="node-body blog-body">As we define the future, we set new rules of safety.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-era#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:33:00 +0000 43411 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images</p>