EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Consumer Group Questions EPA, Monsanto Collusion on Roundup Health Risks http://ehstoday.com/health/consumer-group-questions-epa-monsanto-collusion-roundup-health-risks <div class="field-deck"> Previously-sealed documents call into question the health risks associated with glyphosate use and whether a high-ranking EPA official colluded with Monsanto to allow sales of Roundup. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Consumer groups and law firms are raising awareness for farm worker and consumer health after internal emails leaked this week show Monsanto&rsquo;s leading pesticide Roundup could cause cancer, and previous research showing no health risks was completed by company employees.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/consumer-group-questions-epa-monsanto-collusion-roundup-health-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/consumer-group-questions-epa-monsanto-collusion-roundup-health-risks#comments Health News Wellness Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:59:00 +0000 53791 at http://ehstoday.com Will Congress Turn Its Back on the Safety of America’s Workers? http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-congress-turn-its-back-safety-america-s-workers-0 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/paperwork_stacks.gif" style="width: 595px; height: 335px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />Let&rsquo;s say someone you care about &ndash; mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend and neighbor &ndash; works in a facility that&rsquo;s had a history of serious injuries or illnesses. You know, like burns, amputations and broken bones that happen at work. Or head, eye or back injuries.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-congress-turn-its-back-safety-america-s-workers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-congress-turn-its-back-safety-america-s-workers-0#comments OSHA EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:08:00 +0000 53771 at http://ehstoday.com The Real Reasons Americans Are Unhappy at Work http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/real-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-work <div class="field-deck"> Nearly half of us want to quit our jobs by the end of the year. Workplace expert Rex Conner explains why in this exclusive Q&A. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to work, Americans aren&rsquo;t happy.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/real-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/real-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-work#comments Safety Leadership News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000 53731 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock OSHA Launches Campaign to Address Fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-launches-campaign-address-fatalities-kansas-missouri-and-nebraska <div class="field-deck"> The agency’s Safe and Sound Campaign encourages employers to review their safety and health programs for compliance and effectiveness. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A rise in fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has OSHA calling on employers to rethink their approaches to worker safety.</p> <p>The agency recently launched its Safe and Sound Campaign&nbsp;to make companies more aware of the services it offers as well as address some common hazards in the region that have led to fatalities including confined space and struck by incidents.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-launches-campaign-address-fatalities-kansas-missouri-and-nebraska" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-launches-campaign-address-fatalities-kansas-missouri-and-nebraska#comments Safety Leadership Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000 53721 at http://ehstoday.com Ladder Safety e-Book Available for Download http://ehstoday.com/construction/ladder-safety-e-book-available-download <div class="field-deck"> If you missed the March issue of EHS Today, here’s your opportunity to download the special focus on Ladder Safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number.</p> <p>The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month.</p> <p>This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders in general industry and construction.</p> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" target="_blank"><strong>Download it here. </strong></a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/construction/ladder-safety-e-book-available-download#comments Construction OSHA Safety News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000 53711 at http://ehstoday.com Little Giant Ladders Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="field-deck"> A leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities is falls, and this article written by Dakota Safety President Andrew J. Miller offers five tips to promote fall safety in the manufacturing environment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are <a href="http://www.dakotasafety.com/blog/top-osha-violations/" target="_blank">No. 1 on OSHA&#39;s list of most-violated construction standards</a>, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry#comments Fall Protection Safety News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:44:00 +0000 53601 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Loose electrical cords, wet walking surfaces and dirty or greasy boots are just a few of the hazards that can contribute to fall injuries.</p> Spring has Sprung: Five Habits That Can Irritate Allergies [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/health/spring-has-sprung-five-habits-can-irritate-allergies-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Outdoor and indoor workers alike are gearing up for the first day of spring, also known as the beginning of allergy season to many.</p> <p>According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, and cat dog and rodent dander are among the most common allergies Americans face.</p> <p>Although facing them may seem just like another daily task to some, the AAFA estimates that&nbsp;allergies contribute about&nbsp;$17.5 billion in healthcare costs along with 6 million lost work and school days.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/spring-has-sprung-five-habits-can-irritate-allergies-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/spring-has-sprung-five-habits-can-irritate-allergies-photo-gallery#comments Health Industrial Hygiene Wellness Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 53591 at http://ehstoday.com Ladder Safety -- A Special Focus http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://ehstoday.com/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/EHS-Ladder1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number. The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month. This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Safety Gold Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:53:00 +0000 53701 at http://ehstoday.com The Trump Administration's Anti-Regulation Rhetoric Is Putting American Workers and the Environment at Risk http://ehstoday.com/blog/trump-administrations-anti-regulation-rhetoric-putting-american-workers-and-environment-risk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2017/03/trump.gif" style="width: 563px; height: 350px; float: left; margin: 6px;" />As is well known by now, one of President Donald Trump&rsquo;s major campaign platforms was his promise to eliminate regulations that &ldquo;bloat government and kill jobs.&rdquo; It still remains to be seen how he intends to act on this promise, and how this might impact environmental, health and safety regulations, but his appointees to run the EPA, Scott Pruitt, and original appointee to run the DOL (OSHA), Andrew Puzder, are worrying signs d</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/trump-administrations-anti-regulation-rhetoric-putting-american-workers-and-environment-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/trump-administrations-anti-regulation-rhetoric-putting-american-workers-and-environment-risk#comments EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:58:00 +0000 53581 at http://ehstoday.com The Federal Budget: What It Could Mean for Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment http://ehstoday.com/training/federal-budget-what-it-could-mean-occupational-safety-health-and-environment <div class="field-deck"> While the initial proposed budget is never the final budget, President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget has many in environment, health and safety worried. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calls &ldquo;FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again&rdquo; &ndash; President Donald Trump&rsquo;s first budget &ndash; &ldquo;fairly compassionate.&rdquo; But with a number of federal programs aimed at the elderly, children, workers and the environment facing deep cuts or complete elimination, environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals and others are concerned, particularly when combined with several Executive Orders signed since Trump took office.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/federal-budget-what-it-could-mean-occupational-safety-health-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/federal-budget-what-it-could-mean-occupational-safety-health-and-environment#comments EPA Environment OSHA Health Safety Training Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:41:00 +0000 53571 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Contract Worker Dies at Goodyear’s Topeka Plant http://ehstoday.com/safety/contract-worker-dies-goodyear-s-topeka-plant <div class="field-deck"> The fatality takes place just weeks after Goodyear's $1.75 million settlement with OSHA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>James Lay Jr., a 61-year-old contract worker, was fatally injured at Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Co.&rsquo;s Topeka, Kan. manufacturing facility on Tuesday, March 15.</p> <p>Kansas Personnel Services Inc., the staffing agency that employed Lay, and Goodyear have not provided a written statement, but the companies did acknowledge that OSHA investigators already were on the scene to determine what happened.</p> <p>So far, there have been no details released about the incident or the circumstances surrounding it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/contract-worker-dies-goodyear-s-topeka-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/contract-worker-dies-goodyear-s-topeka-plant#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 53561 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock NAEM Research Report: 2017 EHS & Sustainability Software Buyer’s Guide http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/2017-ehs-sustainability-software-buyer-s-guide-dakota <div class="field-byline"> Dakota Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this survey, discover what attributes have been benchmarked in terms of meeting the needs of EHS & Sustainability leaders searching for a new software system. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/2017-ehs-sustainability-software-buyer-s-guide-dakota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/2017-ehs-sustainability-software-buyer-s-guide-dakota#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:50:00 +0000 53331 at http://ehstoday.com The Five Ws of Workplace Wellness [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/five-ws-workplace-wellness-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.&nbsp;</p> <p>If he were alive today, Ben Franklin also may have added escalating healthcare costs to the list.&nbsp;</p> <p>Not only are employees asked to contribute more to the cost of their healthcare policy, but employers are providing wellness programs and incentives to change behavior and ultimately improve employee health and reduce costs.&nbsp;</p> <p>Smart investments in wellness can work to bring costs down, as Franklin also said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/five-ws-workplace-wellness-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/five-ws-workplace-wellness-photo-gallery#comments Safety Leadership Health Wellness Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:04:00 +0000 53551 at http://ehstoday.com Seven Tips to Help You Outsmart Smart Machines http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/seven-tips-help-you-outsmart-smart-machines <div class="field-deck"> Want to be considered a leader in the new world of smart machines? Consider adding humility to your skill set. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The American manufacturing workforce is shrinking. Workers are being replaced by robots and automated production systems, and managers are being replaced by software programs and Siri. Professor Ed Hess says that in order to succeed and be seen as leaders, we need to rethink human excellence and the traits required to achieve it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/seven-tips-help-you-outsmart-smart-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/seven-tips-help-you-outsmart-smart-machines#comments Safety Leadership News Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:19:00 +0000 53521 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Jobs that will still be &ldquo;safe&rdquo; in the future involve higher-order cognitive and emotional skills that technology can&rsquo;t replicate, like critical thinking, innovation, creativity and emotionally engaging with other humans.&nbsp;</p> Thinkstock Engagement Is Key to Improving Safety, Ergonomics and Wellness for Aging Workers http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/engagement-key-improving-safety-ergonomics-and-wellness-aging-workers <div class="field-byline"> Scott B. Lassila, CSP, CSM, APS </div> <div class="field-deck"> Adjusting focus can reduce injuries, absences and improve productivity. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How effectively is your organization engaging its aging workers? The measures you take to understand and address the emerging needs of workers as they go through the aging process will go a long way to helping your firm meet its productivity objectives and achieve or maintain operational excellence.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/engagement-key-improving-safety-ergonomics-and-wellness-aging-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/engagement-key-improving-safety-ergonomics-and-wellness-aging-workers#comments Safety Leadership Health Safety Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:24:00 +0000 53511 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock March 2017 Spotlight: Foot Protection [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/march-2017-spotlight-foot-protection-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>With 120,000 work-related foot injuries per year and ever-expanding product options, selecting the right footwear for your employees can be a daunting task.</p> <div><em>EHS Today&#39;s</em> March 2017 issue highlighted six tips to choosing the right work boots, beginning with comfort and ending with maintenance.</div> <div><br /> Here are four brands with recent innovations that were featured in the print edition. Click through the slideshow to view their products.</div> </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/march-2017-spotlight-foot-protection-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/march-2017-spotlight-foot-protection-photo-gallery#comments Foot Protection Wellness Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:42:00 +0000 53501 at http://ehstoday.com 61 Workers Died on the Job in Oregon in 2016 http://ehstoday.com/construction/61-workers-died-job-oregon-2016 <div class="field-deck"> A new data collection program in Oregon counts all on-the-job fatalities, not just those covered by the state workers’ compensation system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A preliminary report issued March 7 by the Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) indicates that Oregon worker deaths in 2016 increased by more than 30 percent from 2015. The state experienced 61 deaths in 2016, up from 2015&rsquo;s figure of 41 deaths.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/construction/61-workers-died-job-oregon-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/construction/61-workers-died-job-oregon-2016#comments Construction OSHA Safety News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:35:00 +0000 53491 at http://ehstoday.com Will Cities Take Lead Role on Climate Change? http://ehstoday.com/environment/will-cities-take-lead-role-climate-change <div class="field-deck"> The National League of Cities vows to “preserve environmental goals that have directly improved the health, safety and welfare” of residents and communities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As the representatives of the National League of Cities (NLC) prepared to meet in Washington for their annual Congressional City Conference, NLC President Matt Zone, a city council member from Cleveland, Ohio, sent a letter to President Donald Trump affirming the group&#39;s dedication to environmental goals that protect their communities.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/will-cities-take-lead-role-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/will-cities-take-lead-role-climate-change#comments EPA Environment Health News Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:10:00 +0000 53481 at http://ehstoday.com <p>National League of Cities President Matt Zone (left) sent a letter to President Donald Trump affirming the group&#39;s dedication to environmental goals that protect their communities.</p> National League of Cities March Madness: Brackets Increase Workplace Morale http://ehstoday.com/health/march-madness-brackets-increase-workplace-morale <div class="field-deck"> A new survey conducted by Randstad US says worker productivity and office morale increases from the social interaction generated by betting pools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>March Madness is underway, and those infamous brackets could be a way to increase worker productivity, a new study finds.</p> <p>Randstad US, who conducted the survey, found 9 in 10 workers agree office pools help build better team camaraderie.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/march-madness-brackets-increase-workplace-morale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/march-madness-brackets-increase-workplace-morale#comments Health News Wellness Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:41:00 +0000 53471 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Energy Control Planning: A Guide to the Key Lockout/Tagout Considerations http://ehstoday.com/safety/energy-control-planning-guide-key-lockouttagout-considerations <div class="field-byline"> Stuart Grant </div> <div class="field-deck"> The overall process of isolating equipment from energy can be planned and executed in such a way as to identify and mitigate hidden risks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Energy is useful. If controlled correctly it can create value and be put to good use. However, it is, by its very thermodynamic nature, potentially harmful and must be carefully contained within the domain in which it has been designed to remain. If it escapes, for any reason, people can be hurt.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/energy-control-planning-guide-key-lockouttagout-considerations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/energy-control-planning-guide-key-lockouttagout-considerations#comments Safety Training News Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:27:00 +0000 53461 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock EPA: A Change in the Climate http://ehstoday.com/blog/epa-change-climate <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2017/03/snowman.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 182px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />The climate has changed at EPA, and it&rsquo;s decidedly more chilly than it has been in the past. And that&rsquo;s true of most federal agencies.</p> <p>I&rsquo;m a journalist. My self-given title is editor-in-chief of the EHS Today brand. My company refers to me as a &ldquo;content director.&rdquo; But what I am, deep in my heart, is a journalist.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/epa-change-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/epa-change-climate#comments EPA Environment EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:09:00 +0000 53451 at http://ehstoday.com Safety and Performance Excellence: Zeroing In on Zero http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-and-performance-excellence-zeroing-zero <div class="field-deck"> At the highest levels of performance, ongoing improvement must be made in small steps. Once this level of performance is reached, trying to do too much at once is almost as inefficient as doing the wrong things. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As organizations advance their safety performance, opportunities for further improvement dramatically shrink. Some think otherwise because the shrinking opportunities, as they diminish, become more difficult to identify. Those who don&#39;t realize these premises tend to fall into Einstein&#39;s definition of insanity; i.e., doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.</p> <p>These constitute our largest group of clients: the ones who ask us to identify why their safety efforts are no longer producing results.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-and-performance-excellence-zeroing-zero" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/safety-and-performance-excellence-zeroing-zero#comments Safety Leadership Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:12:00 +0000 53431 at http://ehstoday.com Protecting Those Peepers: A Guide to Eye Wash and Emergency Shower Stations http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-those-peepers-guide-eye-wash-and-emergency-shower-stations <div class="field-deck"> Purchasing the best eye wash and emergency shower equipment based on your needs is half the battle when it comes to protecting workers from severe eye injuries. Maintaining the stations and training employees on proper use is the other half. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Chocolate milk. That&#39;s what the water resembled to John Eliszewski as it flowed out of an emergency eyewash station.</p> <p>While assessing eye wash and emergency showers for clients, Eliszewski, a Grainger technical safety specialist, says he periodically comes across companies that have failed to maintain the equipment. For an unsuspecting employee, this could mean the difference between losing his/her sight or experiencing severe burns after chemical exposure.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-those-peepers-guide-eye-wash-and-emergency-shower-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/protecting-those-peepers-guide-eye-wash-and-emergency-shower-stations#comments Eye, Face & Head Industrial Hygiene Safety Training Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:48:00 +0000 53421 at http://ehstoday.com Bradley Corp. EHS Today March 2017 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2017-03-10 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body">The American Ladder Institute, a not-for-profit association of ladder industry leaders dedicated to promoting safe ladder use, has declared March 2017 as National Ladder Safety Month. EHS Today sat down with Moss to hear more about his passion for ladder safety.</div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">In this issue &mdash;</strong> Talking Ladder Safety with American Ladder Institute President Ryan Moss</p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">The American Ladder Institute, a not-for-profit association of ladder industry leaders dedicated to promoting safe ladder use, has declared March 2017 as National Ladder Safety Month. EHS Today sat down with Moss to hear more about his passion for ladder safety.</p> <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">To subscribe to EHS Today Magazine,&nbsp;<a href="https://penton-sub.halldata.com/site/PEN003590OZland/init.do?&amp;PK=WOZHP" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 112, 187); text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; ">click here.</a>&nbsp; Sample issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://ehstoday.com/september-2013#1" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 112, 187); text-decoration: none; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; " target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/fall-protection/talking-ladder-safety-american-ladder-institute-president-ryan-moss">Talking Ladder Safety with American Ladder Institute President Ryan Moss</a> <a href="/safety/future-fall-prevention">The Future of Fall Prevention</a> <a href="/foot-protection/these-boots-are-made-walking">These Boots Are Made for Walking</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2017-03-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Magazine Issue Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 +0000 53441 at http://ehstoday.com Sincerely Stefanie: Don't Be Captain Hindsight http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sincerely-stefanie-dont-be-captain-hindsight <div class="field-deck"> When EHS professionals have to step up and play the part of safety superhero, one power they shouldn't have to use is hindsight. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of my favorite TV shows is &quot;South Park.&quot; While it&#39;s raunchy and constantly borders on crossing the line, it&#39;s great social commentary in some cases.</p> <p>One particular episode I&#39;ve seen about a dozen times features a superhero named Captain Hindsight. This fictional character sticks in my mind because the message or symbolism of him rings true when it comes to regretting a situation and having to deal with consequences that could have been avoided with some prior analysis or foresight.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sincerely-stefanie-dont-be-captain-hindsight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sincerely-stefanie-dont-be-captain-hindsight#comments Safety Leadership Safety Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:48:00 +0000 53381 at http://ehstoday.com Environmental Ergonomics in an Office Workplace http://ehstoday.com/health/environmental-ergonomics-office-workplace <div class="field-byline"> Marc Christian, Jeffrey Fernandez and Anand Subramanian </div> <div class="field-deck"> The definition of ergonomics has expanded to include not only the physical layout of workstations, but also the environment in which workers spend their workdays. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Think of how fortunate you are to have an office job. Only a century ago, office jobs were uncommon, reserved mainly for the elite. The majority of people worked at jobs that required tedious and strenuous activities for most of the day.</p> <p>It was during this time that the field of ergonomics (or human factors) was born. By applying simple biomechanical principles, early ergonomists were able to identify and combat the sources of many musculoskeletal disorders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/environmental-ergonomics-office-workplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/environmental-ergonomics-office-workplace#comments Health Wellness Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:29:00 +0000 53371 at http://ehstoday.com These Boots Are Made for Walking http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/these-boots-are-made-walking <div class="field-byline"> Richard Kallis </div> <div class="field-deck"> Everything you need to know before choosing work boots. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Increasingly, as construction industry employers and warehouses hire new workers to meet a rising demand for services, they need to be able to provide their workers with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to help ensure they stay as safe as possible.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/these-boots-are-made-walking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/foot-protection/these-boots-are-made-walking#comments Foot Protection Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:52:00 +0000 53361 at http://ehstoday.com Product Innovations in EHS Today's March 2017 Issue [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/product-innovations-ehs-todays-march-2017-issue-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month, EHS Today features the latest product innovations that are geared to enhance your workplace safety initiatives.&nbsp;See the latest products from companies including 3M, Bayco Products Inc., MCR Safety, UL, Honeywell, ClickSafety, AutomationDirect, FallTech, CEA Instruments and Emergent Safety Supply.</p> <p>To view the&nbsp;product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/product-innovations-ehs-todays-march-2017-issue-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/product-innovations-ehs-todays-march-2017-issue-photo-gallery#comments Eye, Face & Head Thu, 09 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000 53351 at http://ehstoday.com International Women’s Day Highlights Workplace Discrimination http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/international-women-s-day-highlights-workplace-discrimination <div class="field-deck"> News organizations around the world provide a glimpse of women and their experiences with workplace discrimination during International Women’s Day. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Despite being separated by an ocean, a literal or a physical border, women from different countries often face similar issues when it comes to workplace equality.</p> <p>On International Women&rsquo;s Day, media outlets cited lower wages, maternity leave, sexual harassment and job security, among the most common acts and practices females experience.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/international-women-s-day-highlights-workplace-discrimination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/international-women-s-day-highlights-workplace-discrimination#comments Safety Leadership Safety News Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:15:00 +0000 53321 at http://ehstoday.com <p>WASHINGTON, DC - Women members of the House Democratic caucus walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on their way to a press conference marking International Women&#39;s Day and A Day Without a Woman March 8, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. During remarks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urged continued efforts to strengthen women&#39;s rights across the country.</p> Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images Sandy Says: Climbing the Ladder to Safety Success http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sandy-says-climbing-ladder-safety-success <div class="field-deck"> A person dies nearly every day as a result of a ladder-related incident, and thousands each year experience disabling injuries while working with ladders. March has been declared National Ladder Safety Month, and this issue of EHS Today will focus on efforts to reduce and eliminate ladder incidents. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As a tool, ladders have been around longer than the wheel, so you would think we would know how to safely use them at this point. And yet, we still experience an average of 2,000 injures EVERY DAY related to ladders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sandy-says-climbing-ladder-safety-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sandy-says-climbing-ladder-safety-success#comments Safety Leadership Safety Wed, 08 Mar 2017 19:05:00 +0000 53311 at http://ehstoday.com