EHS OutLoud Blog http://ehstoday.com/blog/13620/feed en 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> <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/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> <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/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> <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/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 Workplace Fatalities 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> <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/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/blog/back-future-new-era-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">As we define the future, we set new rules of safety.</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/back-future-new-era-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/back-future-new-era-safety#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> Dateline Thailand: A Bucket List Trip Is Even More Amazing than Expected http://ehstoday.com/blog/dateline-thailand-bucket-list-trip-even-more-amazing-expected <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/recliningbuddha.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 400px; margin: 6px; float: left;" title="Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn, the Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Bangkok, Thailand" />Two years ago, a co-worker was invited by the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) to visit that country and learn about U.S. investment. She visited several parts of the country and a number of businesses. To say that I was jealous is to put it mildly. I was nearly insane with jealousy.</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/dateline-thailand-bucket-list-trip-even-more-amazing-expected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/dateline-thailand-bucket-list-trip-even-more-amazing-expected#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:51:00 +0000 43261 at http://ehstoday.com NSC 2015: The Semi-Autonomous Car: A Guide to the Future http://ehstoday.com/semi-auto-car <div class="node-body blog-body">Autonomous cars are ready for the roads today, but the public isn’t quite ready.</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/semi-auto-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/semi-auto-car#comments Safety NSC 2015 EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:56:00 +0000 43001 at http://ehstoday.com Why the Homicide Conviction in California for Trenching Violations Could Contribute to Workplace Safety http://ehstoday.com/blog/why-homicide-conviction-california-trenching-violations-could-contribute-workplace-safety <div class="node-body blog-body">Some forms of work involve the risk of injury, and employers and workers are morally and legally obliged to minimize the risk of serious harm and 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/why-homicide-conviction-california-trenching-violations-could-contribute-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/why-homicide-conviction-california-trenching-violations-could-contribute-workplace-safety#comments Safety Workplace Fatalities EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 10 Sep 2015 14:45:00 +0000 42581 at http://ehstoday.com Have We Become a Nation of Bad Drivers, or Are We Just Jerks? http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-we-become-nation-bad-drivers-or-are-we-just-jerks <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2015/09/uploads/2015/09/rude.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 350px; margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" title="Photo Credit: Thinkstock" />The National Safety Council released information last month that indicated 2015 could be the deadliest year for vehicle crashes since 2007. Fatalities were up 14 percent over 2014 through the end of June and serious injuries were up 30 percent. The NSC predicts that as many as 400 people could die on the roads over Labor Day weekend.</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-we-become-nation-bad-drivers-or-are-we-just-jerks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/have-we-become-nation-bad-drivers-or-are-we-just-jerks#comments Safety Distracted Driving EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 03 Sep 2015 14:41:00 +0000 42461 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Are you a careful driver, a distracted driver or a rude driver? Your answer might save your life. (Image: Thinkstock)</p> When Safety Interferes with Work http://ehstoday.com/blog/when-safety-interferes-work <div class="node-body blog-body">Ultimately, safety brings us back to our jobs, our friends, our lives. We just need a reminder sometimes.</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/when-safety-interferes-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/when-safety-interferes-work#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 01 Sep 2015 21:30:00 +0000 42431 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Wins on the Interstate http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-wins-interstate <div class="node-body blog-body">While using signage to impart safety information certainly is nothing new, it is encouraging as someone in the safety world to see new efforts being taken to address the general public.</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-wins-interstate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-wins-interstate#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:02:00 +0000 41861 at http://ehstoday.com Demolition Derby http://ehstoday.com/blog/demolition-derby <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In a blog post this week, Associate Editor Ginger Christ wrote about the recent NASCAR crash in which a car racing at 190 mph crashed and went airborne. Fortunately, the car was caught in netting that rings the track for just that reason, but several bystanders were hit by debris. The scene more resembled a demolition derby than a NASCAR race.</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/demolition-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/demolition-derby#comments Health EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:08:00 +0000 41661 at http://ehstoday.com <p>This abandoned gas station on a corner lot just might be a catalyst for change in one Cleveland neighborhood.</p> NASCAR: Safety at 190 mph http://ehstoday.com/blog/nascar-safety-190-mph <div class="node-body blog-body">The importance of safety is never more apparent than after an accident.</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/nascar-safety-190-mph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/nascar-safety-190-mph#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:15:00 +0000 41611 at http://ehstoday.com <p><em>Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images</em></p> Safety: Playing to Your Strengths http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-playing-your-strengths <div class="node-body blog-body">For safety to work, it needs to make sense.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Aggregated </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-playing-your-strengths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-playing-your-strengths#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:30:00 +0000 41351 at http://ehstoday.com Where Is the Safety at Safety Expos? http://ehstoday.com/blog/where-safety-safety-expos <div class="node-body blog-body">It's frightening how many hazards one can spot at conferences allegedly devoted to occupational safety and health. </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/where-safety-safety-expos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/where-safety-safety-expos#comments Forklift Safety Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:17:00 +0000 41091 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Forklifts with no backup alarms, using chairs as ladders, operating equipment without personal protective equipment... It&#39;s amazing the OSHA violations you can find at a SAFETY conference! (Photo: Thinkstock)</p>