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 Protect and Serve: Watching out for Man’s Best Friend http://ehstoday.com/blog/protect-and-serve-watching-out-man-s-best-friend <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>An Ohio police officer was found guilty Wednesday of one count of companion animal cruelty after his K-9 partner died of heat stroke in his police cruiser Sept. 28, 2014.</p> <p>The officer, Sgt. Brett Harrison of the Montville Township Police Department, was found guilty for not providing his K-9 Beny with the necessary food and water during the four hours the dog was left unattended in a police cruiser. Harrison will not serve jail time, and will only pay a $500 fine.</p> <p>This is certainly not an attack on those in law enforcement, nor is it an indictment of K-9 handlers.</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/protect-and-serve-watching-out-man-s-best-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/protect-and-serve-watching-out-man-s-best-friend#comments Safety Training EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:24:00 +0000 39421 at http://ehstoday.com What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been (OSHA’s new rules and the strange ways they work) http://ehstoday.com/osha-rules <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As most in the safety profession know, OSHA changed the rules related to recordkeeping and reporting effective Jan. 1, 2015. The changes to the recordkeeping rules essentially did two things: changed who had to engage in recordkeeping and required the submission of records electronically to OSHA. (The summary of those records still must be posted from Feb. 1 through April 30 of each year.)</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/osha-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha-rules#comments OSHA Safety OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:07:00 +0000 39121 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Under OSHA&#39;s new reporting rules, eye loss and whether the loss of an eye is reportable is more complex than it might appear at first blush. (photo: Serge Bertasius Photography/freedigitalimages.net)</p> Safety on the Toboggan Chutes http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-toboggan-chutes <div class="node-body blog-body">Safety, at its core, is about having one another's back.</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-toboggan-chutes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-toboggan-chutes#comments Safety Leadership Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:35:00 +0000 38811 at http://ehstoday.com 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