EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en NSC 2014: Safe (and Hot) in San Diego [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/nsc-2014-safe-and-hot-san-diego-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>It was a week of records in San Diego: Record-breaking temperatures shortened school days and had the region under a heat advisory, while record-breaking crowds converged on the San Diego Convention Center for the National Safety Council&rsquo;s 2014 Congress and Expo.</p> <p>&ldquo;This year&rsquo;s event is our biggest show to date, with the highest attendance ever,&rdquo; said Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, who noted that the theme of this year&rsquo;s conference was helping attendees advance on their &ldquo;Journey to Safety Excellence.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/nsc-2014-safe-and-hot-san-diego-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/nsc-2014-safe-and-hot-san-diego-photo-gallery#comments Safety Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:26:00 +0000 35221 at http://ehstoday.com NSC 2014: Fall Protection, Hazard Communication Repeat as OSHA’s Most Frequently Cited Standards http://ehstoday.com/osha/nsc-2014-fall-protection-hazard-communication-repeat-osha-s-most-frequently-cited-standards <div class="field-deck"> In fact, this year’s entire top 10 list contained the same standards as last year’s list, with a few standards moving up or down. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There was no need for a drumroll when OSHA unveiled its preliminary list of the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2014.</p> <p>Predictably, fall protection (1926.501) retained the No. 1 spot, with 6,143 violations, and hazard communication (1910.1200) retained the No. 2 spot, with 5,161 violations.</p> <p>The No. 3 and No. 4 most frequently cited standards &ndash; scaffolding and respiratory protection, respectively &ndash; retained their rankings from 2013 as well.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/nsc-2014-fall-protection-hazard-communication-repeat-osha-s-most-frequently-cited-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/nsc-2014-fall-protection-hazard-communication-repeat-osha-s-most-frequently-cited-standards#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:58:00 +0000 35211 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Kyle Morrison, senior associate editor for the National Safety Council&rsquo;s <em>Safety+Health</em> magazine, and Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA&rsquo;s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, unveil the list on the expo floor of the San Diego Convention Center during the NSC&rsquo;s 2014 Congress and Expo.</p> NSC 2014: Leadership Engagement Drives EHS Success at Cummins http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/nsc-2014-leadership-engagement-drives-ehs-success-cummins <div class="field-deck"> "Every manager needs to feel accountable” for safety, CEO Tom Linebarger said. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past decade, engine maker Cummins Inc. has embarked on an EHS journey that&rsquo;s been &ldquo;nothing short of amazing,&rdquo; Chairman and CEO Tom Linebarger said during an executive forum at the National Safety Council&rsquo;s 2014 Congress and Expo in San Diego.</p> <p>But Cummins, which received the National Safety Council&rsquo;s 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award for EHS excellence, isn&rsquo;t even &ldquo;partway&rdquo; to the finish line &ndash; at least in the eyes of its leaders.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/nsc-2014-leadership-engagement-drives-ehs-success-cummins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/nsc-2014-leadership-engagement-drives-ehs-success-cummins#comments Safety Leadership News Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:57:00 +0000 35201 at http://ehstoday.com NSC 2014: Campbell Institute Paper Reveals the Predictive Power of Leading Indicators http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/nsc-2014-campbell-institute-paper-reveals-predictive-power-leading-indicators <div class="field-deck"> A new white paper provides a standardized set of best practices and benchmarks for leading indicators. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.thecampbellinstitute.org">The Campbell Institute</a> &ndash; the National Safety Council center of excellence for environmental, health and safety management &ndash; released a new white paper titled, &ldquo;Practical Guide to Leading Indicators: Metrics, Case Studies &amp; Strategies&rdquo; at the 2014 NSC Congress &amp; Expo.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/nsc-2014-campbell-institute-paper-reveals-predictive-power-leading-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/nsc-2014-campbell-institute-paper-reveals-predictive-power-leading-indicators#comments Safety Leadership News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:13:00 +0000 35191 at http://ehstoday.com NSC 2014: Cummins Honored With the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award http://ehstoday.com/safety/nsc-2014-cummins-honored-2014-robert-w-campbell-award <div class="field-deck"> The National Safety Council on Sept. 15 presented the 2014 Robert W. Campbell Award to Indiana-based Cummins Inc. at the NSC Congress & Expo. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With its inclusion as a Campbell Award winner, Cummins Inc. becomes part of an elite group of organizations committed to continuous improvement. Cummins was recognized by EHS Today as one of America&rsquo;s Safest Companies in 2010. The company successfully has integrated environmental, health and safety (EHS) management with business operations as a cornerstone of corporate excellence.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/nsc-2014-cummins-honored-2014-robert-w-campbell-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/nsc-2014-cummins-honored-2014-robert-w-campbell-award#comments Safety News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:03:00 +0000 35181 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Cummins currently employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide, and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories.</p> America’s Safest Companies: Safety Brings You Home http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/america-s-safest-companies-safety-brings-you-home <div class="field-deck"> The America’s Safest Companies Class of 2014 is: The AES Corp., Alan Shintani Inc., Aqueos Corp., BL Harbert International LLC, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Dressbarn, Egan Co., Field Fastener, Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Mid¬lands South Carolina, Inteva Products LLC, Kirk Erectors Inc., Orica USA Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc., SBM Site Services LLC, Scot Forge Co., TP Mechanical, Watermark and Westar Energy Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EHS Today is proud to announce the 2014 class of America&rsquo;s Safest Companies. The 18 companies on the list represent a broad array of industries, from construction to retail to manufacturing to commercial diving and more. They don&rsquo;t focus on numbers, they focus on the importance of all workers returning home safely at the end of the shift and do whatever it takes to make that happen.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/america-s-safest-companies-safety-brings-you-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/america-s-safest-companies-safety-brings-you-home#comments Construction Safety Leadership Environment Industrial Hygiene Safety ASC Conference News Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:45:00 +0000 35161 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Today September 2014 Magazine Issue http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2014-09-15 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In this issue, Wind Tower Safety -- in the wind energy industry, preparation for fall protection and rescue plays a vital role in training workers. They risk their lives at extreme heights, with some of the tallest towers reaching several hundred feet -- and much more.</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>In this issue, Wind Tower Safety -- in the wind energy industry, preparation for fall protection and rescue plays a vital role in training workers.&nbsp; They risk their lives at extreme heights, with some of the tallest towers reaching several hundred feet -- and much more.</p> <p>EHS Today informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites.<br /> <br /> To subscribe to EHS Today Magazine,&nbsp;<a href="https://penton-sub.halldata.com/site/PEN003590OZland/init.do?&amp;PK=WOZHP">click here.</a>&nbsp; Sample issue,&nbsp;<a href="http://ehstoday.com/september-2013#1" target="_blank">click </a></p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> <div class="field-mag-teaser"> <a href="/fall-protection/wind-tower-safety-incorporating-rescue-fall-protection-plans">Wind Tower Safety: Incorporating Rescue into Fall Protection Plans </a> <a href="/ghs/ghs-its-process-not-light-switch">GHS: It&#039;s a Process, Not a Light Switch </a> <a href="/safety/four-step-process-safety-success-temporary-workforce">A Four-Step Process For Safety Success With a Temporary Workforce</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2014-09-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 +0000 35171 at http://ehstoday.com The Top 5 Most-Commonly Asked Questions about Fall Protection http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/top-5-most-commonly-asked-questions-about-fall-protection <div class="field-byline"> By Trevor Taylor </div> <div class="field-deck"> By knowing the answers to these questions, safety managers can further help provide the proper fall-protection equipment to keep their workers safe. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By knowing the answers to these questions, safety managers can further help provide the proper fall-protection equipment to keep their workers safe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/top-5-most-commonly-asked-questions-about-fall-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/top-5-most-commonly-asked-questions-about-fall-protection#comments Fall Protection Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:10:00 +0000 35101 at http://ehstoday.com 3M GHS: It's a Process, Not a Light Switch http://ehstoday.com/ghs/ghs-its-process-not-light-switch <div class="field-byline"> By Glenn Trout </div> <div class="field-deck"> Many U.S. chemical manufacturers are ready to update their safety data sheets and labels, only to be stuck waiting for upstream providers to make changes of their own. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many U.S. chemical manufacturers are ready to update their safety data sheets and labels, only to be stuck waiting for upstream providers to make changes of their own.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ghs/ghs-its-process-not-light-switch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ghs/ghs-its-process-not-light-switch#comments GHS Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:45:00 +0000 35091 at http://ehstoday.com Latest Safety Equipment Presented By: New Equipment Digest http://ehstoday.com/safety/latest-safety-equipment-presented-new-equipment-digest <div class="field-byline"> Steve Bush, Managing Editor, New Equipment Digest </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">View recently introduced safety products ranging from gloves and lights to radios and face protectors, courtesy of New Equipment Digest Magazine.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/latest-safety-equipment-presented-new-equipment-digest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/latest-safety-equipment-presented-new-equipment-digest#comments Safety Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:53:00 +0000 35151 at http://ehstoday.com How Are You Treating Your Employees, Your Neighbors and Mother Earth? New EU Directive Clarifies the Scope of CSR Reporting http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/how-are-you-treating-your-employees-your-neighbors-and-mother-earth-new-eu-directi <div class="field-byline"> By Katarzyna Branny and Jonathan Nwagbaraocha </div> <div class="field-deck"> In the near future, certain companies operating in EU member states will have to comply with revised annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting requirements for the first time, and very little corporate information is off-limits. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the near future, certain companies operating in EU member states will have to comply with revised annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting requirements for the first time, and very little corporate information is off-limits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/how-are-you-treating-your-employees-your-neighbors-and-mother-earth-new-eu-directi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/how-are-you-treating-your-employees-your-neighbors-and-mother-earth-new-eu-directi#comments Safety Leadership Environment Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:55:00 +0000 35051 at http://ehstoday.com Revised OSHA Rule Requires Employers to Report All Serious Injuries within 24 Hours http://ehstoday.com/osha/revised-osha-rule-requires-employers-report-all-serious-injuries-within-24-hours <div class="field-deck"> The rule, which also updates the list of employers partially exempt from OSHA recordkeeping requirements, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, for workplaces under federal OSHA jurisdiction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA on Thursday unveiled a <a href="http://links.govdelivery.com/track?type=click&amp;enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTQwOTExLjM1ODQ2MzExJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE0MDkxMS4zNTg0NjMxMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE2ODk3NDY2JmVtYWlsaWQ9am9zaC5jYWJsZUBwZW50b24uY29tJnVzZXJpZD1qb3NoLmNhYmxlQHBlbnRvbi5jb20mZmw9JmV4dHJhPU11bHRpdmFyaWF0ZUlkPSYmJg==&amp;&amp;&amp;108&amp;&amp;&amp;http://1.usa.gov/1nO6SKC">final rule</a> requiring employers to notify the agency when an employee is killed on the job or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/revised-osha-rule-requires-employers-report-all-serious-injuries-within-24-hours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/revised-osha-rule-requires-employers-report-all-serious-injuries-within-24-hours#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:18:00 +0000 35141 at http://ehstoday.com Roofing Contractor Faces Nearly $300,000 in OSHA Fines for Fall Protection Violations http://ehstoday.com/safety/roofing-contractor-faces-nearly-300000-osha-fines-fall-protection-violations <div class="field-deck"> “These employees were one slip, trip or step away from deadly or disabling injuries,” said Warren Simpson, OSHA’s area director in Hartford. “Their employer knew this, yet chose to do nothing about it.” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Gleason Roofing Co. deliberately and repeatedly failed to use legally required fall protection for its employees at two New Britain, Conn., worksites and exposed workers to potentially fatal falls, OSHA alleges.</p> <p>The Enfield, Conn.-based roofing contractor faces four willful and two serious violations and $294,000 in fines.</p> <p>&ldquo;These employees were one slip, trip or step away from deadly or disabling injuries,&rdquo; said Warren Simpson, OSHA&rsquo;s area director in Hartford. &ldquo;Their employer knew this, yet chose to do nothing about it.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/roofing-contractor-faces-nearly-300000-osha-fines-fall-protection-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/roofing-contractor-faces-nearly-300000-osha-fines-fall-protection-violations#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:30:00 +0000 35131 at http://ehstoday.com Full-Court Press http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/full-court-press <div class="field-byline"> By Scott Cassidy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Is your facility prepared to defend against a fast-breaking emergency? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is your facility prepared to defend against a fast-breaking emergency?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/full-court-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/full-court-press#comments Emergency Management Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:18:00 +0000 35081 at http://ehstoday.com Andy Lyons/Getty Images Spills: Clean Them Up or Call In the Hazmat Team? http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/spills-clean-them-or-call-hazmat-team <div class="field-byline"> By Karen D. Hamel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Knowing when to clean up a spill and when to get out of harm's way isn't always intuitive. It especially can be difficult for facilities that have a wide variety of chemicals, each with a different set of hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Knowing when to clean up a spill and when to get out of harm's way isn't always intuitive. It especially can be difficult for facilities that have a wide variety of chemicals, each with a different set of hazards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/spills-clean-them-or-call-hazmat-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/spills-clean-them-or-call-hazmat-team#comments Emergency Management Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:27:00 +0000 35041 at http://ehstoday.com New Pig Corp. A Complex Systems Approach to Achieving Sustainable Safety Excellence http://ehstoday.com/safety/complex-systems-approach-achieving-sustainable-safety-excellence <div class="field-byline"> By Richard N. Knowles </div> <div class="field-deck"> Safety improvements only achieved through a top-down approach often are not sustainable. Safety is a complex system, and engagement throughout the system is necessary for excellence. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety improvements only achieved through a top-down approach often are not sustainable. Safety is a complex system, and engagement throughout the system is necessary for excellence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/complex-systems-approach-achieving-sustainable-safety-excellence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/complex-systems-approach-achieving-sustainable-safety-excellence#comments Safety Training Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:54:00 +0000 35031 at http://ehstoday.com Never Forget: Images from 9/11 and the Recovery and Clean Up Efforts [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/never-forget-images-911-and-recovery-and-clean-efforts-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>For my parents generation, a defining moment was the day President John F. Kennedy was shot. My parents and their friends all could remember what they were doing at the precise moment they heard the news. For my generation, a defining moment was September 11, 2001.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/never-forget-images-911-and-recovery-and-clean-efforts-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/never-forget-images-911-and-recovery-and-clean-efforts-photo-gallery#comments Safety Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:44:00 +0000 35121 at http://ehstoday.com A Four-Step Process For Safety Success With a Temporary Workforce http://ehstoday.com/safety/four-step-process-safety-success-temporary-workforce <div class="field-byline"> By Cameron Colby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Safety is the last thing that should be ignored when dealing with temporary workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety is the last thing that should be ignored when dealing with temporary workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/four-step-process-safety-success-temporary-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/four-step-process-safety-success-temporary-workforce#comments Safety Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:58:00 +0000 35011 at http://ehstoday.com Common Practice: The Third Level of Leading Indicators http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/common-practice-third-level-leading-indicators <div class="field-deck"> Don't confuse common practice with culture. Culture is invisible, while common practice is observable. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Don't confuse common practice with culture. Culture is invisible, while common practice is observable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/common-practice-third-level-leading-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/common-practice-third-level-leading-indicators#comments Safety Leadership Safety Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:30:00 +0000 35021 at http://ehstoday.com Why You Need To Revamp Your Lockout/Tagout Program Today http://ehstoday.com/osha/why-you-need-revamp-your-lockouttagout-program-today <div class="field-byline"> By Jimi Michalscheck </div> <div class="field-deck"> Most employers who read about the citations and fines issued by OSHA for lockout/tagout violations don't realize that they could be negligent as well. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety always is the No. 1 concern in any work environment with hazardous machinery. The power sources for any hazardous energy source must be accessible and clearly identified as the correct choice for the equipment to be serviced. This is the very essence of why lockout/tagout procedures were developed.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/why-you-need-revamp-your-lockouttagout-program-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/why-you-need-revamp-your-lockouttagout-program-today#comments OSHA Safety Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:06:00 +0000 34971 at http://ehstoday.com Depression Is No Laughing Matter, Especially for Employers http://ehstoday.com/health/depression-no-laughing-matter-especially-employers <div class="field-deck"> The tragic death of comedian Robin Williams has re-opened the public discussion about mental illness. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The tragic death of comedian Robin Williams has re-opened the public discussion about mental illness.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/depression-no-laughing-matter-especially-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/depression-no-laughing-matter-especially-employers#comments Health Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:44:00 +0000 34961 at http://ehstoday.com Mike Coppola/Getty Images Entertainment Residents Living Near Gas Wells and Fracking Report More Physical Ailments http://ehstoday.com/environment/residents-living-near-gas-wells-and-fracking-report-more-physical-ailments <div class="field-deck"> A Yale-led study has found a greater prevalence of health symptoms reported among residents living close to natural gas wells, including those drilled by hydraulic fracturing. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Little is known about the environmental and public health impact of certain natural gas extraction techniques &ndash; including hydraulic fracturing (fracking) &ndash; that occur near residential areas. A new study published Sept. 10 in <a href="http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/" target="_blank">Environmental Health Perspectives</a>, a journal of the National Institutes of Health, found that nearby residents experience more health issues than people who do not live near natural gas wells or fracking operations.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/residents-living-near-gas-wells-and-fracking-report-more-physical-ailments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/residents-living-near-gas-wells-and-fracking-report-more-physical-ailments#comments Environment Health Industrial Hygiene News Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:28:00 +0000 35071 at http://ehstoday.com David McNew/Getty Images News Survey Reveals Nearly Half of Recent Nursing School Graduates Are Concerned About Hostile Workplaces or Bullying http://ehstoday.com/safety/survey-reveals-nearly-half-recent-nursing-school-graduates-are-concerned-about-hostile-workpl <div class="field-deck"> Nursing school graduates worry about being bullied by colleagues and many know nurses who were the victims of bullying. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>For those entering the workforce, typical top-of-mind issues include opportunities for growth, benefits and job security, but nearly half of those entering the nursing profession voice another concern: being bullied by colleagues.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/survey-reveals-nearly-half-recent-nursing-school-graduates-are-concerned-about-hostile-workpl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/survey-reveals-nearly-half-recent-nursing-school-graduates-are-concerned-about-hostile-workpl#comments Safety News Workplace Bullying Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:21:00 +0000 35061 at http://ehstoday.com With Marijuana in the Spotlight, it’s Easy for Employers to Forget that Alcohol and Work are a Deadly Combination http://ehstoday.com/blog/marijuana-spotlight-it-s-easy-employers-forget-alcohol-and-work-are-deadly-combination <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The legalization of marijuana in Washington and Colorado has inspired much discussion about its impact on employers in those states and potentially others. However, should be just as concerned about a drug that&rsquo;s been legal for years: alcohol.</p> <p>According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about 14 million U.S. workers are substance abusers, and the majority of them (85 percent) abuse alcohol.</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/marijuana-spotlight-it-s-easy-employers-forget-alcohol-and-work-are-deadly-combination" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/marijuana-spotlight-it-s-easy-employers-forget-alcohol-and-work-are-deadly-combination#comments Health Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:19:00 +0000 34981 at http://ehstoday.com Sandy Says: When Leaders Leave http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sandy-says-when-leaders-leave <div class="field-deck"> I’ve come to realize that the mark of a good leader isn’t 
just how he or she leads, but what happens after he or 
she leaves. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I’ve come to realize that the mark of a good leader isn’t 
just how he or she leads, but what happens after he or 
she leaves.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sandy-says-when-leaders-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/sandy-says-when-leaders-leave#comments Safety Leadership Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 34921 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Taps Bill Perry to Head Agency’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-taps-bill-perry-head-agency-s-directorate-standards-and-guidance <div class="field-deck"> Most recently, Perry served as deputy director in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA Administrator David Michaels has appointed Bill Perry as the new director of the agency&rsquo;s Directorate of Standards and Guidance, effective Aug. 24.</p> <p>Perry is responsible for directing technical analysis and scientific research to develop standards and guidance materials, and overseeing regulatory development on a range of occupational safety and health topics, according to OSHA.</p> <p>Most recently, Perry served as deputy director in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-taps-bill-perry-head-agency-s-directorate-standards-and-guidance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-taps-bill-perry-head-agency-s-directorate-standards-and-guidance#comments OSHA Safety News Distracted Driving OSHA Enforcement Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:10:00 +0000 34951 at http://ehstoday.com Labor Department Makes Safety Advisory Council Appointments, OSHA Seeks Five Nominations http://ehstoday.com/safety/labor-department-makes-safety-advisory-council-appointments-osha-seeks-five-nominations <div class="field-deck"> The 16-member council, which provides guidance on safety and health in the federal workforce, is configured to have eight members representing federal-agency management and eight members from labor organizations representing federal employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Department of Labor has appointed six new members to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, while OSHA is seeking nominations to fill five vacancies on the council.</p> <p>The 16-member council, which provides guidance on safety and health in the federal workforce, is configured to have eight members representing federal-agency management and eight members from labor organizations representing federal employees.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/labor-department-makes-safety-advisory-council-appointments-osha-seeks-five-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/labor-department-makes-safety-advisory-council-appointments-osha-seeks-five-nominations#comments Safety News Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:38:00 +0000 34941 at http://ehstoday.com Wind Tower Safety: Incorporating Rescue into Fall Protection Plans http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/wind-tower-safety-incorporating-rescue-fall-protection-plans <div class="field-byline"> By Jeff Wild </div> <div class="field-deck"> In the wind energy industry, preparation for fall protection and rescue plays a vital role in training workers. They risk their lives at extreme heights, with some of the tallest towers reaching several hundred feet. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the wind energy industry, preparation for fall protection and rescue plays a vital role in training workers. They risk their lives at extreme heights, with some of the tallest towers reaching several hundred feet. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/wind-tower-safety-incorporating-rescue-fall-protection-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/wind-tower-safety-incorporating-rescue-fall-protection-plans#comments Fall Protection Training Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:06:00 +0000 34901 at http://ehstoday.com DEUS Rescue Three Strategies to Make Your Loading Docks Safer http://ehstoday.com/forklift-safety/three-strategies-make-your-loading-docks-safer <div class="field-byline"> By Michael Brittingham </div> <div class="field-deck"> The road to better safety management – with a destination of a strong safety culture – is paved with well-trained employees who understand and know how to safely and efficiently use machines and technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When you mix speed, forklifts and foot traffic with trailers and other heavy equipment, what do you get? A loading dock, of course. Unfortunately, you also get the setting for one in four industrial accidents each year.</p> <p>Considering the high cost of accidents and injuries, it&rsquo;s no surprise that manufacturing leaders are reexamining and rethinking the way they approach safety management in their operations &ndash; and the loading dock is no exception.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/forklift-safety/three-strategies-make-your-loading-docks-safer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/forklift-safety/three-strategies-make-your-loading-docks-safer#comments Forklift Safety News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:47:00 +0000 34931 at http://ehstoday.com 10 Things That Any Emergency Preparedness/Business Continuity Plan Should Have http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/10-things-any-emergency-preparednessbusiness-continuity-plan-should-have <div class="field-deck"> A new report finds that one in five organizations lacks an emergency preparedness/business continuity plan, which could mean a double disaster for those companies. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and RLE Technologies recently released a report on facility management perspectives on emergency preparedness and business continuity in North America.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/10-things-any-emergency-preparednessbusiness-continuity-plan-should-have" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/emergency-management/10-things-any-emergency-preparednessbusiness-continuity-plan-should-have#comments Emergency Management News Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:37:00 +0000 34911 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Workers clean out the basement of an office building after the Cedar River inundated it with flood waters June 22, 2008 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.</p> Joe Raedle/Getty Images