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 Keep the Emotion in Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/keep-emotion-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Regulations, standards, edicts exist for a reason – to save lives.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/keep-emotion-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/keep-emotion-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Training EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:45:00 +0000 38571 at http://ehstoday.com Selfies: Don’t Sacrifice Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/selfies-don-t-sacrifice-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Too often, we sacrifice safety for the perfect shot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/selfies-don-t-sacrifice-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/selfies-don-t-sacrifice-safety#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 03 Feb 2015 21:25:00 +0000 38191 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Brings You Home http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-brings-you-home <div class="node-body blog-body">Safety is the difference between life and death. A hard hat can save the life of a construction worker. Flame-resistant clothing can bring an electrician home after an arc flash. Safety is our responsibility, not only for ourselves, but for our families, for our communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-brings-you-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-brings-you-home#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:06:00 +0000 38081 at http://ehstoday.com Charlie Hebdo: The Freedom to Write http://ehstoday.com/blog/charlie-hebdo-freedom-write <div class="node-body blog-body">Safety is about the right to draw a pointed caricature without fear of death.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/charlie-hebdo-freedom-write" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/charlie-hebdo-freedom-write#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:25:00 +0000 37671 at http://ehstoday.com Charlie Hebdo: Working in a Deadly Profession http://ehstoday.com/blog/charlie-hebdo-working-deadly-profession <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2015/01/uploads/2015/01/charliehedbro.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 220px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="Police evacuate the bodies from the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, following a Jan. 7 attack by armed gunmen that left 12 dead and many more injured. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images) " />Most days, the greatest workplace safety risks I face are paper cuts and eye strain.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/charlie-hebdo-working-deadly-profession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/charlie-hebdo-working-deadly-profession#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:08:00 +0000 37641 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Police officers evacuate bodies from the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Nicolas Appert street on Jan. 7 in Paris. Armed gunmen stormed the offices leaving twelve dead, including two police officers, according to French officials. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)</p> Surprised and Delighted: The Indictment of Don Blankenship http://ehstoday.com/blog/surprised-and-delighted-indictment-don-blankenship <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/11/boots.gif" style="width: 585px; height: 390px; margin: 5px;" title="Coal miner boots and lunch pail sit on the stage of the New Life Assembly church during a Sunday service dedicated to the memory of the coal miners that died at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch coal mine. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)" />As the saying goes: The fish rots from the head.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/surprised-and-delighted-indictment-don-blankenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/surprised-and-delighted-indictment-don-blankenship#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:40:00 +0000 36751 at http://ehstoday.com Chronically Absent Workers Weigh on Employers’ Productivity and Profits http://ehstoday.com/blog/chronically-absent-workers-weigh-employers-productivity-and-profits <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Despite the current national anxiety about the Ebola virus, I&rsquo;m not afraid of it. What I am afraid of is the chocolate bundt cake that&rsquo;s sitting on the table in the break room. &nbsp;</p> <p>As most people know, the overconsumption of cakes, cookies, candies, cupcakes and other sugary delights can make a person overweight. And being overweight can lead to all sorts of bad things in addition to obesity &ndash; such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and Type 2 diabetes.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/chronically-absent-workers-weigh-employers-productivity-and-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/chronically-absent-workers-weigh-employers-productivity-and-profits#comments Health Wellness EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:17:00 +0000 36591 at http://ehstoday.com What It Means To Be on OSHA’s Severe Violator List http://ehstoday.com/blog/what-it-means-be-osha-s-severe-violator-list <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/10/uploads/2014/10/grain-bin-dummy-2.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois uses a dummy inside a training grain bin at the Asmark Institute, in Bloomington, Ill., to demonstrate to farmers how quickly someone can be completely engulfed in grain. It also is used by rescuers to practice lifesaving extraction techniques." />It is understandable, as EHS Today has reported, that businesses would not want to be on OSHA&rsquo;s Severe Violators list.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/what-it-means-be-osha-s-severe-violator-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/what-it-means-be-osha-s-severe-violator-list#comments OSHA OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:44:00 +0000 36021 at http://ehstoday.com Is a Human Life Worth $2,363? http://ehstoday.com/blog/human-life-worth-2363 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The family of a 20-year-old construction worker who died on a Wyoming construction site is asking state lawmakers to consider legislation that would mandate an automatic $50,000 fine for safety violations that cause workplace fatalities.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/human-life-worth-2363" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/human-life-worth-2363#comments Safety OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:39:00 +0000 35911 at http://ehstoday.com Was Oklahoma Beheading an Act of Workplace Violence or Terrorism? Or Both? http://ehstoday.com/blog/was-oklahoma-beheading-act-workplace-violence-or-terrorism-or-both <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On Sept. 25, Alton Nolen was suspended from his job at an Oklahoma food-processing plant, and he later attacked two employees with a knife, beheading one of them. While anyone would agree that Nolen&rsquo;s alleged actions were horrific and savage, there&rsquo;s some debate as to whether they constituted an act of workplace violence or terrorism.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/was-oklahoma-beheading-act-workplace-violence-or-terrorism-or-both" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/was-oklahoma-beheading-act-workplace-violence-or-terrorism-or-both#comments Safety Workplace Fatalities EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:54:00 +0000 35521 at http://ehstoday.com