EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Death of LAX Airport Worker Leads to Cal/OSHA Citations http://ehstoday.com/safety/death-lax-airport-worker-leads-calosha-citations <div class="field-deck"> Cal/OSHA’s investigation determined that Menzies Aviation’s safety policy on the operation of tow tractors in and around LAX discouraged the use of safety belts. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Cal/OSHA has fined Menzies Aviation $77,250 for alleged safety violations after an investigation into the February death of a worker at Los Angeles International Airport. The worker was thrown from the vehicle he was operating without a seatbelt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/death-lax-airport-worker-leads-calosha-citations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/death-lax-airport-worker-leads-calosha-citations#comments Safety News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:12:00 +0000 34531 at http://ehstoday.com Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images OSHA: Hanford Contractor Must Pay $220,000 in Back Wages to Whistleblower http://ehstoday.com/environment/osha-hanford-contractor-must-pay-220000-back-wages-whistleblower <div class="field-deck"> Firing an employee for voicing safety concerns is a violation of federal whistleblower provisions. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A contractor for the Department of Energy&rsquo;s decommissioned Hanford nuclear site in Washington state has been ordered to reinstate an environmental specialist and pay more than $220,000 in back wages and other expenses after it fired the employee for voicing nuclear and environmental safety concerns.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/osha-hanford-contractor-must-pay-220000-back-wages-whistleblower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/osha-hanford-contractor-must-pay-220000-back-wages-whistleblower#comments Environment News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:26:00 +0000 34521 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The 586-square-mile Hanford Site, located along the Columbia River in southeastern Washington, was a plutonium production complex that played a key role in the nation&#39;s defense, beginning in the 1940s with the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb.</p> Jeff T. Green/Getty Images Germs in the Office: Do You Know Where Your Phone Has Been? [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/health/germs-office-do-you-know-where-your-phone-has-been-infographic <div class="field-deck"> Think because you work in an office environment you're "safe?" Think again: Studies have found as many as 25,000 germs per square inch on an office telephone. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Providing a clean office environment is a key component of running an effective organization. Cleanliness is important for a company&#39;s brand persona and client perception, but it also has a major role to play for employee health and well-being and can directly influence productivity through the prevention of absences from work.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/germs-office-do-you-know-where-your-phone-has-been-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/germs-office-do-you-know-where-your-phone-has-been-infographic#comments Health News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:26:00 +0000 34511 at http://ehstoday.com EPA, Duke Energy Responding to Ohio River Oil Spill http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-duke-energy-responding-ohio-river-oil-spill <div class="field-deck"> EPA is serving as the federal on-scene coordinator for the emergency response to an oil spill immediately upstream from Cincinnati. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><a href="http://www.epa.gov/region5/newsevents/duke-energy-spill/" target="_blank">EPA is on the scene of an oil spill</a> that occurred last night when 3,000-5,000 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the Ohio River from Duke Energy&rsquo;s Beckjord power plant. Twenty-four hour operations are underway to contain and clean up oil along a 12-mile stretch of the Ohio River immediately upstream from Cincinnati.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-duke-energy-responding-ohio-river-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/epa-duke-energy-responding-ohio-river-oil-spill#comments EPA Environment News Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 34501 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Booms have been deployed on the Ohio River to contain a 12-mile long oil slick.</p> EPA Asphalt Specialists Tells Workers to Hit the Pavement, OSHA Says Not So Fast http://ehstoday.com/osha/asphalt-specialists-tells-workers-hit-pavement-osha-says-not-so-fast <div class="field-deck"> Asphalt Specialists has been ordered by OSHA to pay nearly $1M in compensation and must reinstate drivers terminated for raising safety concerns. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Asphalt Specialists Inc. violated the <a href="http://www.whistleblowers.gov/acts/staa.html" target="_blank">Surface Transportation Assistance Act</a>, according to OSHA, when it wrongfully terminated a foreman and two truck drivers who had raised safety concerns. According to OSHA and the terminated workers, they were directed to violate U.S. Department of Transportation <a href="http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-of-service" target="_blank">mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/asphalt-specialists-tells-workers-hit-pavement-osha-says-not-so-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/asphalt-specialists-tells-workers-hit-pavement-osha-says-not-so-fast#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:57:00 +0000 34491 at http://ehstoday.com Asphalt Specialists Inc. Lights, Camera … Accident: Real-Life Movie Tragedies [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/galleries/lights-camera-accident-real-life-movie-tragedies-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The movie industry&rsquo;s safety history is no fairy tale. In fact, the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant during filming of the Gregg Allman biopic &ldquo;Midnight Rider&rdquo; is the latest in a long list of real-life movie-set tragedies.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/galleries/lights-camera-accident-real-life-movie-tragedies-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/galleries/lights-camera-accident-real-life-movie-tragedies-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Galleries Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 34481 at http://ehstoday.com Is 'Safety Culture' Dead? http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-culture-dead <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In 1988, after the incident at Chernobyl, a new term arrived to arm safety professionals the world over. The report of the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group (INSAG) coined the term &ldquo;safety culture.&rdquo; This concept quickly was embraced and refined over the next few years but the definition from the INSAG report stuck around:</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/leadership-perspectives-blog">Leadership Perspectives Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-culture-dead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/safety-culture-dead#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:54:00 +0000 34471 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Is the concept of safety culture dead?</p> Best Practices in Choosing and Deploying a Successful EHS Management System http://ehstoday.com/safety/best-practices-choosing-and-deploying-successful-ehs-management-system <div class="field-deck"> A robust EMIS plays a central role in propelling an organization’s EHS performance to the next level. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>An EHS management system can provide many benefits to an organization, including meeting regulatory requirements, minimizing operational risks and liabilities, improving corporate image, meeting customer demands and achieving competitive advantages.</p> <p>With companies worldwide seeking to improve their EHS performance, the need for accurate data management is growing rapidly. Investment in data management systems now is the fastest-growing area of companies&rsquo; EHS spending, according to the Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2014 report.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/best-practices-choosing-and-deploying-successful-ehs-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/best-practices-choosing-and-deploying-successful-ehs-management-system#comments Safety News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:17:00 +0000 34451 at http://ehstoday.com Four Traits of a Great Leader http://ehstoday.com/blog/four-traits-great-leader <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Four Traits of a Great Leader</p> <p><br /> Success comes in many forms. The concept is so complex that perspective point plays a major role in its definition. Yet it&rsquo;s so simple that we all have a notion of what defines success.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>A person with a temporary disability rejoices when his or her limitations are removed (a success), while an abled-bodied person usually takes it for granted (not a success).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/leadership-perspectives-blog">Leadership Perspectives Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/four-traits-great-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/four-traits-great-leader#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:29:00 +0000 34421 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA Cites Production Company after Crew Member Dies During Filming of Gregg Allman Biopic http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-production-company-after-crew-member-dies-during-filming-gregg-allman-biopic <div class="field-deck"> On Feb. 20, camera assistant Sarah Jones was killed and eight other workers were injured while trying to escape an oncoming freight train during the filming of a scene for “Midnight Rider,” a biopic based on Allman’s life. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The production company filming the movie biography of musician Gregg Allman is facing $74,900 in OSHA fines for safety violations that allegedly led to the death of a 27-year-old crew member.</p> <p>OSHA cited Film Allman LLC of Pasadena, Calif., for one willful violation and one serious safety violation, alleging that the company exposed crew members to struck-by and fall hazards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-production-company-after-crew-member-dies-during-filming-gregg-allman-biopic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-cites-production-company-after-crew-member-dies-during-filming-gregg-allman-biopic#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:55:00 +0000 34401 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Parents Richard and Elizabeth Jones attend a March 7 memorial for their daughter Sarah Jones, an assistant camera operator who was killed by a train while shooting the Gregg Allman biopic &quot;Midnight Rider.&quot;</p> Photo by David McNew/Getty Images Depression Is No Laughing Matter, Especially for Employers http://ehstoday.com/blog/depression-no-laughing-matter-especially-employers <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The tragic death of comedian Robin Williams has re-opened the public discussion about mental illness.</p> <p>If laughter is the best medicine, it&rsquo;s cruelly ironic that a man who soothed millions of souls with his comedic genius was felled by the darkness inside him.</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/depression-no-laughing-matter-especially-employers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/depression-no-laughing-matter-especially-employers#comments Health EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 34391 at http://ehstoday.com Subscribe to Newsletters http://ehstoday.com/newsletters/sign-up <div class="node-body page-body">Sign up for our newsletters. View sample issues.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/newsletters/sign-up" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 34381 at http://ehstoday.com The 10 Most-Dangerous Jobs (And What Makes Them So Dangerous) [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/10-most-dangerous-jobs-and-what-makes-them-so-dangerous-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that in 2012, 4,383 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States. The 2012 total represents the second-lowest preliminary total since CFOI was first conducted in 1992; however, it still means that just over three employees out of every 100,000 is killed in a work-related incident in the United States.</p> <p>Most people don&rsquo;t go to work thinking, &ldquo;I could get killed today,&rdquo; but the reality is that some professions/jobs have a higher risk of death than others.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/10-most-dangerous-jobs-and-what-makes-them-so-dangerous-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/10-most-dangerous-jobs-and-what-makes-them-so-dangerous-photo-gallery#comments Safety Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:16:00 +0000 34361 at http://ehstoday.com Citing Underrecording Concerns, OSHA Extends Comment Period for Electronic-Reporting Rule http://ehstoday.com/osha/citing-underrecording-concerns-osha-extends-comment-period-electronic-reporting-rule <div class="field-deck"> When OSHA convened a public meeting to discuss the proposal, many participants expressed concern that the rule would encourage underrecording of injuries and illnesses, since each covered establishment’s data would become publicly available on OSHA’s website. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA said it has extended the comment period on its controversial proposed electronic-reporting rule. The agency has pushed the comment deadline to Oct. 14.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/citing-underrecording-concerns-osha-extends-comment-period-electronic-reporting-rule" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/citing-underrecording-concerns-osha-extends-comment-period-electronic-reporting-rule#comments OSHA News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:30:00 +0000 34351 at http://ehstoday.com ‘Let’s Be Careful Out There’: What the U.S. Army Can Teach Employers About Working Safely http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/let-s-be-careful-out-there-what-us-army-can-teach-employers-about-working-safely <div class="field-deck"> When applied to the U.S. Army in ground-combat operations, safety might seem out of place. After all, combat (and training for combat) is inherently risky. Soldiers get hurt because of the extraordinary and inexorable circumstances that they face for the good of their country. Safety is beyond their control ... right? Wrong! </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Every week on the groundbreaking 1980s police drama &ldquo;Hill Street Blues,&rdquo; Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (played by the late Michael Conrad) would conclude the roll call with his signature line: &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s be careful out there.&rdquo;</p> <p>Fast forward 25 years to forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, and you often hear the very same line from a battle-tested sergeant as he or she prepares soldiers for their dangerous daily tasks.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/let-s-be-careful-out-there-what-us-army-can-teach-employers-about-working-safely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/let-s-be-careful-out-there-what-us-army-can-teach-employers-about-working-safely#comments Safety Leadership News Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:58:00 +0000 34341 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Culture: The Second Level of Leading Indicators http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-culture-second-level-leading-indicators <div class="field-deck"> Culture can be defined as common practice. Having everyone in a group define or describe basic concepts the same way can begin to drive commonality of thought and action, i.e. improve your safety culture. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Culture can be defined as common practice. Having everyone in a group define or describe basic concepts the same way can begin to drive commonality of thought and action, i.e. improve your safety culture.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-culture-second-level-leading-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-culture-second-level-leading-indicators#comments Safety Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:33:00 +0000 34251 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA’s List of Severe Violators Grows by 23 Percent http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-s-list-severe-violators-grows-23-percent <div class="field-deck"> As of July 1, there were 423 sites in the program, up from 343 last year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are 23 percent more worksites in OSHA&rsquo;s Severe Violator Enforcement Program than there were last year, according to <a href="http://www.natlawreview.com/article/more-sites-added-to-osha-s-severe-violator-enforcement-program" target="_blank">an article by Jackson Lewis PC in the <em>National Law Review</em></a>.</p> <p>As of July 1, there were 423 sites in the program, up from 343 last year, the labor and employment law firm reports.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-s-list-severe-violators-grows-23-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-s-list-severe-violators-grows-23-percent#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:08:00 +0000 34321 at http://ehstoday.com Employers Step Up Investment in Wellness [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/health/employers-step-investment-wellness-infographic <div class="field-deck"> A survey of 1,000 employers in 37 countries found a gap between their desire to create a culture of health and their progress achieving the goal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A new report, <a href="https://www.bucksurveys.com/bucksurveys/Surveys/GlobalWellness/tabid/72/Default.aspx" target="_blank">Working Well: A Global Survey of Health Promotion and Workplace Wellness Strategies</a>, finds that employers&rsquo; views of wellness have evolved over the last seven years and increasingly are connecting employee well-being with the performance of their business.</p> <p>This latest report, which includes more than 1,000 employers in 37 countries, was conducted by Buck Consultants at Xerox and sponsored by Cigna and the Global Healthy Workplace Awards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/employers-step-investment-wellness-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/employers-step-investment-wellness-infographic#comments Health News Wellness Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:40:00 +0000 34311 at http://ehstoday.com Xerox OSHA: Prison Workers Exposed to Bloodborne Pathogens http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-prison-workers-exposed-bloodborne-pathogens <div class="field-deck"> Orange is not the new black at McDowell Correctional Institution and exposing staff members to bloody shanks is frowned upon by OSHA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A January 2014 OSHA investigation revealed that correctional officers and other staff at McDowell medium-security federal prison in Welch, W. Va., allegedly were exposed to <a href="https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/bloodbornepathogens/index.html">bloodborne pathogens</a> and other workplace safety and health hazards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-prison-workers-exposed-bloodborne-pathogens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-prison-workers-exposed-bloodborne-pathogens#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:24:00 +0000 34301 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA: Brooklyn Health Care Facility Failed to Protect Workers from Violence http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-brooklyn-health-care-facility-failed-protect-workers-violence <div class="field-deck"> “Brookdale must actively and effectively implement a workplace violence prevention program immediately to ensure the safety and well-being of its workers,” said Robert Kulick, OSHA’s regional administrator in New York. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Employees of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., were exposed to head, eye, face and groin injuries and intimidation and threats during routine interactions with patients and visitors, OSHA alleges.</p> <p>The medical center faces $78,000 in fines for failing to implement safeguard against workplace violence after OSHA&rsquo;s Manhattan office launched an inspection in February.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-brooklyn-health-care-facility-failed-protect-workers-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-brooklyn-health-care-facility-failed-protect-workers-violence#comments Safety News Workplace Bullying Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 34291 at http://ehstoday.com Improve Safety for Forklift Operators by Maximizing Peripheral Vision http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/improve-safety-forklift-operators-maximizing-peripheral-vision <div class="field-byline"> By John Stewart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Maintaining peripheral vision is essential to detecting motion and a key element to safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maintaining peripheral vision is essential to detecting motion and a key element to safety. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/improve-safety-forklift-operators-maximizing-peripheral-vision" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/improve-safety-forklift-operators-maximizing-peripheral-vision#comments Eye, Face & Head Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:08:00 +0000 34211 at http://ehstoday.com Three Seconds: A Small Price to Pay for Working Safely http://ehstoday.com/blog/three-seconds-small-price-pay-working-safely <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Would you consider investing three seconds today to avoid injury and pain tomorrow? Would you consider that small investment of time to avert what might turn into a painful experience for you and/or your loved ones?</p> <p>Three seconds isn&rsquo;t much time. It&rsquo;s only about 0.008 percent of a 10-hour workday, and roughly equivalent to the time it takes to grab your spouse&rsquo;s hand and say &ldquo;I love you,&rdquo; kiss your kids goodnight or wish your parents a happy anniversary.&nbsp;</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/three-seconds-small-price-pay-working-safely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/three-seconds-small-price-pay-working-safely#comments Safety Training EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:11:00 +0000 34271 at http://ehstoday.com Three Tips for Mitigating Noise in the Office http://ehstoday.com/safety/three-tips-mitigating-noise-office <div class="field-deck"> Workplace noise can hurt productivity and increase stress. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The factory floor isn&rsquo;t the only place where workplace noise can be an issue. The office environment presents its own set of noise distractions, from the busy photocopier to the Chatty Cathy in the next cubicle to the construction work outside.</p> <p>Jennie Gober, CPE, a consultant with Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Humantech Inc., notes that workplace noise can hurt productivity and increase stress.</p> <p>In the video below, Gober offers three tips for mitigating noise in office environments.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/three-tips-mitigating-noise-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/three-tips-mitigating-noise-office#comments Safety News Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:38:00 +0000 34261 at http://ehstoday.com Celebrating Wins, Acknowledging Challenges – and Venting Frustration http://ehstoday.com/safety/celebrating-wins-acknowledging-challenges-and-venting-frustration <div class="field-deck"> EHS professionals weren't shy about tooting their own horns in our annual survey, nor were they the least bit sheepish about telling it like it is – whether it's good, bad or ugly. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EHS professionals weren't shy about tooting their own horns in our annual survey, nor were they the least bit sheepish about telling it like it is – whether it's good, bad or ugly. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/celebrating-wins-acknowledging-challenges-and-venting-frustration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/celebrating-wins-acknowledging-challenges-and-venting-frustration#comments Safety Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34241 at http://ehstoday.com Portrait of an EHS Professional http://ehstoday.com/safety/portrait-ehs-professional <div class="field-deck"> Based on the 2014 National Safety Survey, most EHS professionals are seasoned veterans with a wide range of responsibilities – and they're well-compensated for their hard work. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Based on the 2014 National Safety Survey, most EHS professionals are seasoned veterans with a wide range of responsibilities – and they're well-compensated for their hard work. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/portrait-ehs-professional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/portrait-ehs-professional#comments Safety Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34231 at http://ehstoday.com National Safety Survey: Winning Hearts and Minds http://ehstoday.com/safety/national-safety-survey-winning-hearts-and-minds <div class="field-deck"> Engaging the workforce in safety is the No. 1 goal for many EHS professionals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engaging the workforce in safety is the No. 1 goal for many EHS professionals. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/national-safety-survey-winning-hearts-and-minds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/national-safety-survey-winning-hearts-and-minds#comments Safety Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:00:00 +0000 34221 at http://ehstoday.com Are You the 64 Percentor the 36 Percent? http://ehstoday.com/safety/are-you-64-percentor-36-percent <div class="field-deck"> Maybe there needs to be an "Occupy" movement to call attention to the 36 percent of our readers who say their employers prioritize production over safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Maybe there needs to be an "Occupy" movement to call attention to the 36 percent of our readers who say their employers prioritize production over safety. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/are-you-64-percentor-36-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/are-you-64-percentor-36-percent#comments Safety Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:10:00 +0000 34201 at http://ehstoday.com Why the World Cup and Ergonomics Have the Same Goal http://ehstoday.com/health/why-world-cup-and-ergonomics-have-same-goal <div class="field-byline"> By Kent Hatcher </div> <div class="field-deck"> Even though different soccer teams play with slightly different approaches, the desired end result is the same; putting the ball in the net. The same can be said of EHS professionals and the desired goal of ergonomics initiatives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even though different soccer teams play with slightly different approaches, the desired end result is the same; putting the ball in the net. The same can be said of EHS professionals and the desired goal of ergonomics initiatives. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/why-world-cup-and-ergonomics-have-same-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/why-world-cup-and-ergonomics-have-same-goal#comments Health Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:48:00 +0000 34171 at http://ehstoday.com How Often is Too Often When Crying Wolf? http://ehstoday.com/safety/how-often-too-often-when-crying-wolf <div class="field-deck"> It rained yesterday. That's not exactly an exciting news flash, is it? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It rained yesterday. That's not exactly an exciting news flash, is it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/how-often-too-often-when-crying-wolf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/how-often-too-often-when-crying-wolf#comments Safety Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:28:00 +0000 34141 at http://ehstoday.com The Role of Real-Time Detection in Industrial Hygiene http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/role-real-time-detection-industrial-hygiene <div class="field-byline"> By David D. Wagner </div> <div class="field-deck"> Several recent talks that I've given have caused me to reflect on the role of today's industrial hygienists and the importance that real-time detection systems – like gas and vapor detection systems – play in their daily lives. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Several recent talks that I've given have caused me to reflect on the role of today's industrial hygienists and the importance that real-time detection systems – like gas and vapor detection systems – play in their daily lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/role-real-time-detection-industrial-hygiene" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/role-real-time-detection-industrial-hygiene#comments Industrial Hygiene Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:24:00 +0000 34131 at http://ehstoday.com Industrial Scientific Corp.