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 Mechanical Geniuses http://ehstoday.com/blog/mechanical-geniuses <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2015/02/genuis_0.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 195px; margin: 6px; float: left;" title="Thinkstock" />I have a couple of male friends who seemingly can fix any household problem. One has installed toilets, light fixtures and a hot water tank at my house. In his &quot;real&quot; life, he&#39;s the CEO of a company he co-founded. But for years, he owned rental properties and he taught himself to do a lot of home repairs. Another friend, whom many of us refer to as &quot;McGuyver,&quot; can fix ANYTHING.</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/mechanical-geniuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/mechanical-geniuses#comments Safety Training EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:03:00 +0000 39921 at http://ehstoday.com Blood Lessons: The Story Behind the Story http://ehstoday.com/blog/blood-lessons-story-behind-story <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2015/02/uploads/2015/04/blowdown1.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 202px; margin: 6px; float: left;" />I read a lot of news every day. I&rsquo;m a news junkie. Short articles, long articles; if it&rsquo;s news, I&rsquo;ll read it. And I&rsquo;m a tough critic.</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/blood-lessons-story-behind-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/blood-lessons-story-behind-story#comments EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 08 Apr 2015 15:06:00 +0000 39741 at http://ehstoday.com Batkid: Saving Humanity http://ehstoday.com/blog/batkid-saving-humanity <div class="node-body blog-body">This past weekend, I went to the closing night of the Cleveland International Film Festival. The festival, a 12-day event, annually brings hundreds of films to Cleveland theaters, and, as a former film major, is one of my favorite activities to attend. On Sunday, I saw Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World, a documentary about the overwhelming support 5-year-old cancer patient Mile Scott received for his Make-A-Wish request. Scott, who is now in remission, became an international icon Nov. 15, 2013, when the city of San Francisco transformed into Gotham City, allowing the cancer survivor to fulfill his wish of Batkid, Batman’s sidekick.</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/batkid-saving-humanity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/batkid-saving-humanity#comments Health EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:25:00 +0000 39601 at http://ehstoday.com <p><em>Photo: Ramin Talaie, Getty Images</em></p> 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