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 'Inspire Her Mind' Inspires Safety Message http://ehstoday.com/blog/inspire-her-mind-inspires-safety-message <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/06/uploads/2014/06/verizon.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 169px; margin: 6px; float: left;" />I just watched the new Verizon commercial, &quot;Inspire Her Mind.&quot; And the message &ndash; that many young girls show an apptitude for science and math and engineering but often are discouraged from pursuing it (&quot;You&#39;ll get your dress dirty.&quot; &quot;Be careful with that! Why don&#39;t you hand that to your brother?&quot;) &ndash; is a worthy one.</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/inspire-her-mind-inspires-safety-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/inspire-her-mind-inspires-safety-message#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:14:00 +0000 33291 at http://ehstoday.com 10 Easy, Creative Ways to Celebrate National Employee Wellness Month http://ehstoday.com/blog/10-easy-creative-ways-celebrate-national-employee-wellness-month <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>June is one of my favorite months. I love the summer warmth and hanging outside enjoying activities like running, swimming and biking. Long days and short nights mean tons of time for physical activity.</p> <p>It also marks National Employee Wellness Month. This annual celebration shows how companies can create healthy cultures and improve employee well-being, while also lowering healthcare costs and improving business results.</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/10-easy-creative-ways-celebrate-national-employee-wellness-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/10-easy-creative-ways-celebrate-national-employee-wellness-month#comments Health Wellness EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 32911 at http://ehstoday.com Sustainability: It’s in the Bag http://ehstoday.com/blog/sustainability-it-s-bag <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If your kitchen is anything like ours, it&rsquo;s overflowing with plastic bags.&nbsp;</p> <p>We have so many plastic bags, in fact, that we set up a bin in the kitchen pantry for the sole purpose of storing plastic bags. In the past, we&rsquo;ve used plastic bags to store plastic bags.</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/sustainability-it-s-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/sustainability-it-s-bag#comments Environment EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 28 May 2014 19:33:00 +0000 32581 at http://ehstoday.com Dear Walmart, As Mama Used to Say… http://ehstoday.com/blog/dear-walmart-mama-used-say <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&ldquo;You&rsquo;re known by the company you keep,&rdquo; my mother used to say. Not just to me, but to or about anyone she felt was hanging out with a bad crowd.</p> <p>In business, you&rsquo;re not only known by your own reputation, but by the reputation of the companies with whom you contract: the companies that sell your materials, buy your products, ship your products, sell your products or do contract work for you.</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/dear-walmart-mama-used-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/dear-walmart-mama-used-say#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Mon, 19 May 2014 19:52:00 +0000 32381 at http://ehstoday.com Have You Thanked a Police Officer Today? http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-you-thanked-police-officer-today <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Like millions of Americans, I&rsquo;m a sucker for a good cop show; that&rsquo;s been the case ever since &ldquo;Hill Street Blues&rdquo; was on TV. (For those of you who have a few more gray hairs than I do, you might insert &ldquo;Dragnet&rdquo; or &ldquo;The Streets of San Francisco&rdquo; into that sentence.)</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/have-you-thanked-police-officer-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-you-thanked-police-officer-today#comments Health Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:54:00 +0000 31631 at http://ehstoday.com Disposable Gas Monitors: Are They Really Cheaper? http://ehstoday.com/blog/disposable-gas-monitors-are-they-really-cheaper <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/04/ISC_Small.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 449px; margin: 6px; float: left;" title="Industrial Scientific" />Simple. Easy. Cost-effective. These are some of the words most commonly associated with disposable single-gas instruments. While all of these features sound attractive, just how simple, easy and cost-effective are disposable single gas monitors?</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/disposable-gas-monitors-are-they-really-cheaper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/disposable-gas-monitors-are-they-really-cheaper#comments Industrial Hygiene EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 31611 at http://ehstoday.com Unselfishly Safe http://ehstoday.com/blog/unselfishly-safe <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>If it weren&rsquo;t for diaper rash, I might not be here today.</p> <p>Not too many people can make that claim, or at least would have the guts to admit it &ndash;&nbsp;especially in a national magazine. But it&rsquo;s true. Diaper rash saved my butt &ndash; literally and figuratively.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </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/unselfishly-safe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/unselfishly-safe#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 31531 at http://ehstoday.com Don Blankenship: Martyr or Monster? http://ehstoday.com/blog/don-blankenship-martyr-or-monster <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There are a few things you should know about former Massey Energy Co. CEO Don Blankenship.</p> <p>He was born in Kentucky, grew up poor and spent his early years watching &ldquo;Gunsmoke&rdquo; and pumping gas into coalminers&rsquo; cars at his family&rsquo;s gas station in West Virginia, according to his website. (Yes, he has a website, home of &ldquo;Don Blankenship: American Competitionist.&rdquo;)</p> <p>He attended Marshall University, and managed to sneak out of there with a four-year degree &ndash; &ldquo;despite skipping more classes than [he] attended.&rdquo;</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/don-blankenship-martyr-or-monster" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/don-blankenship-martyr-or-monster#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:44:00 +0000 31151 at http://ehstoday.com A Prairie Farm Companion (or what can go wrong with “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.”) http://ehstoday.com/blog/prairie-farm-companion-or-what-can-go-wrong-i-ve-got-pen-and-i-ve-got-phone <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><strong><em><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/03/uploads/2014/03/tractor.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 335px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />&ldquo;Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you&#39;re a thousand miles from the corn field.&rdquo; &ndash; President Dwight Eisenhower.</em></strong></p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> influencer </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/prairie-farm-companion-or-what-can-go-wrong-i-ve-got-pen-and-i-ve-got-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/prairie-farm-companion-or-what-can-go-wrong-i-ve-got-pen-and-i-ve-got-phone#comments OSHA EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:10:00 +0000 30991 at http://ehstoday.com The OSHA Videos that Thorne Auchter Didn’t Want You to See http://ehstoday.com/blog/osha-videos-thorne-auchter-didn-t-want-you-see <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In 1980, OSHA commissioned a series of short films about worker safety. In 1981, legend has it, incoming OSHA Administrator Thorne Auchter recalled and destroyed most copies of the films.</p> <p>However, according to archive.org, some &ldquo;renegade union officials&rdquo; refused to return their copies. Several years ago, a union safety and health official made the three films available for digitizing, and now the world can see what Thorne Auchter didn&rsquo;t want it to see.</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/osha-videos-thorne-auchter-didn-t-want-you-see" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/osha-videos-thorne-auchter-didn-t-want-you-see#comments Safety OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:08:00 +0000 30971 at http://ehstoday.com