EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en Corporate Giants Fighting Climate Change http://ehstoday.com/environment/corporate-giants-fighting-climate-change <div class="field-deck"> The new efforts by U.S. business giants result in more than 1,600 megawatts of new renewable energy, reductions in energy use and pollution and aid in efforts to fight deforestation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new efforts by U.S. business giants result in more than 1,600 megawatts of new renewable energy, reductions in energy use and pollution and aid in efforts to fight deforestation. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/corporate-giants-fighting-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/corporate-giants-fighting-climate-change#comments Environment Safety News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:12:00 +0000 41851 at http://ehstoday.com Photo: Scott Olson, Getty Images Death at New York Paper Plant Preventable http://ehstoday.com/ppe/death-new-york-paper-plant-preventable <div class="field-deck"> OSHA said International Paper knew of the hazards and deficiencies in its process and did not address them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA said International Paper knew of the hazards and deficiencies in its process and did not address them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/death-new-york-paper-plant-preventable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/death-new-york-paper-plant-preventable#comments PPE Safety News Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:34:00 +0000 41841 at http://ehstoday.com Image: Thinkstock The Secret to Streamlined Safety Compliance http://ehstoday.com/blog/secret-streamlined-safety-compliance <div class="node-body blog-body">The world of safety and compliance has changed drastically over the past few years, and that pace of change is only getting faster. </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/secret-streamlined-safety-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/secret-streamlined-safety-compliance#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Perspectives Blog Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:30:00 +0000 41831 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Today Asks OSHA Chief: What’s Up in Texas? http://ehstoday.com/osha/ehs-today-asks-osha-chief-what-s-texas <div class="field-deck"> Everything’s bigger in Texas… including recent OSHA fines for safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA this week issued egregious willful violations to Texas construction companies for workplace incidents that nearly killed workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/ehs-today-asks-osha-chief-what-s-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/ehs-today-asks-osha-chief-what-s-texas#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:40:00 +0000 41821 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Texas Trench Collapse Seriously Injures Worker, Employer Fined http://ehstoday.com/osha/texas-trench-collapse-seriously-injures-worker-employer-fined <div class="field-deck"> OSHA has cited Hassell Construction for egregious safety violations and issued a $424,000 fine following a trench collapse in Richmond, Tex. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA has cited Hassell Construction for egregious safety violations and issued a $424,000 fine following a trench collapse in Richmond, Tex.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/texas-trench-collapse-seriously-injures-worker-employer-fined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/texas-trench-collapse-seriously-injures-worker-employer-fined#comments Construction OSHA Safety News Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:32:00 +0000 41811 at http://ehstoday.com OSHA: Injured Texas Worker Was Denied Safety Equipment http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/osha-injured-texas-worker-was-denied-safety-equipment <div class="field-deck"> OSHA has cited Cotton Commercial USA and Gardia Construction and issued fines of more than $367,000 after a temporary worker who allegedly was denied fall protection was injured in a fall. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Texas worker injured after being denied safety equipment; employers cited and fined by OSHA. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/osha-injured-texas-worker-was-denied-safety-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/osha-injured-texas-worker-was-denied-safety-equipment#comments Construction Fall Protection OSHA Safety News Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:40:00 +0000 41801 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A temporary worker in Texas allegedly was denied fall protection by an employer and suffered serious injuries when he later fell 12 feet through a roof.</p> Thinkstock Does a Loophole in Safety Laws Contribute to Injuries and Death for Massachusetts Public Employees? http://ehstoday.com/osha/does-loophole-safety-laws-contribute-injuries-and-death-massachusetts-public-employees <div class="field-deck"> Labor advocates and safety experts are calling on state legislators for reforms to close a loophole in the state’s occupational safety and health laws. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virtually all of the 1,500 injuries that occurred to municipal and other public workers in Massachusetts might have been prevented had federal OSHA measures been in place, as they are for all other workers in the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/does-loophole-safety-laws-contribute-injuries-and-death-massachusetts-public-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/does-loophole-safety-laws-contribute-injuries-and-death-massachusetts-public-employees#comments Construction OSHA News Workplace Fatalities Wed, 22 Jul 2015 18:24:00 +0000 41791 at http://ehstoday.com <p>In 2014, an estimated 1,500 Massachusetts municipal employees suffered injuries serious enough to be out of work for five or more days, and several were killed on the job.</p> Thinkstock QUIZ: Test your Electrical Safety Knowledge http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/quiz-test-your-electrical-safety-knowledge <div class="field-byline"> AVO Training Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Think you have what it takes to master our Electrical Safety Quiz? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/quiz-test-your-electrical-safety-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/quiz-test-your-electrical-safety-knowledge#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:19:00 +0000 40941 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Today's Safety Survey: What Leading Indicators Do You Track? [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/ehs-todays-safety-survey-what-leading-indicators-do-you-track-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">The results of the 2015 EHS Today Safety Survey will be published in the August issue, but here's a sneak peek at the results of one question.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/ehs-todays-safety-survey-what-leading-indicators-do-you-track-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/ehs-todays-safety-survey-what-leading-indicators-do-you-track-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:48:00 +0000 41781 at http://ehstoday.com Settlement with Interstate Power and Light to Reduce Emissions From Iowa Power Plants http://ehstoday.com/environment/settlement-interstate-power-and-light-reduce-emissions-iowa-power-plants <div class="field-deck"> The settlement, reached with the U.S. Department of Justice and EPA, includes a penalty of more than $1 million and also requires the company to fund projects to benefit environment and nearby communities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alliant Energy has agreed to install pollution control technology and meet stringent emission rates to reduce harmful air pollution from the company’s seven coal-fired power plants in Iowa.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/environment/settlement-interstate-power-and-light-reduce-emissions-iowa-power-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/environment/settlement-interstate-power-and-light-reduce-emissions-iowa-power-plants#comments EPA Environment News Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:20:00 +0000 41771 at http://ehstoday.com <p>An air quality improvement project at Alliant Energy&#39;s Lansing, Iowa General Station involved&nbsp; updating or replacing baghouse/carbon injection and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems and the scrubber on Unit 4, which resulted in reduction of mercury (Hg) by 90 percent, reduction of nitrogen oxide (NOx) by 80 percent and a reduction in sulfur dioxide (SO<sub>2</sub>) by 90 percent at a total cost of nearly $250 million.</p> Alliant Energy Worker Endures Three Surgeries After Her Hand Is Crushed in a Press http://ehstoday.com/osha/worker-endures-three-surgeries-after-her-hand-crushed-press <div class="field-deck"> OSHA claims Lauren Manufacturing ignored machine safety hazards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lack of lockout/tagout training and procedures results in a crushed hand for a worker, OSHA citations for the employer.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/worker-endures-three-surgeries-after-her-hand-crushed-press" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/worker-endures-three-surgeries-after-her-hand-crushed-press#comments OSHA News Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:29:00 +0000 41761 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Fighting Fires from Space http://ehstoday.com/safety/fighting-fires-space <div class="field-deck"> A new NASA-funded tool uses data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite to detect smaller fires in greater detail. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new NASA-funded tool uses data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite to detect smaller fires in greater detail.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/fighting-fires-space" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/fighting-fires-space#comments Safety News Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:45:00 +0000 41751 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A 2014 international field campaign in South Africa&rsquo;s Kruger National Park validated several satellite fire detection products, including the new Suomi NPP 375-meter product.</p> Image: Meraka Institute CSIR, South Africa Top 10 Highest Paying Cities for Occupational Health and Safety Specialists [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/top-10-highest-paying-cities-occupational-health-and-safety-specialists-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ehstoday.com/safety/top-10-highest-paying-cities-occupational-health-and-safety-specialists-photo-gallery#comments Safety Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:53:00 +0000 41721 at http://ehstoday.com Summer Safety Tips: Don’t Become a Victim of Summertime Crime http://ehstoday.com/safety/summer-safety-tips-don-t-become-victim-summertime-crime <div class="field-deck"> As summertime reaches its peak, so does household property crime. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new, free mobile app can keep you updated on crime in your neighborhood.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/summer-safety-tips-don-t-become-victim-summertime-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/summer-safety-tips-don-t-become-victim-summertime-crime#comments Safety News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 13:56:00 +0000 41731 at http://ehstoday.com National Crime Prevention Council Prescription Pain Meds: Sweet Relief or a Fatal Cure? http://ehstoday.com/health/prescription-pain-meds-sweet-relief-or-fatal-cure <div class="field-deck"> A new report from the National Safety Council reveals that injured workers who take opioid prescription painkillers double their risk of being disabled a year later and their lost-time workers’ comp claims are 900 percent higher than those of workers who didn’t take the painkillers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on employers to develop workplace policies around the use of opioid prescription painkillers, which have a negative impact on employee safety and workers' compensation costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/prescription-pain-meds-sweet-relief-or-fatal-cure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/prescription-pain-meds-sweet-relief-or-fatal-cure#comments Health News Wed, 15 Jul 2015 19:21:00 +0000 41711 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Developing a Laser Focus on Safety http://ehstoday.com/voices-safety/developing-laser-focus-safety <div class="field-deck"> Troy Gonyon is the behind-the-scenes safety force assisting scientists as they develop new laser technologies at IPG Photonics. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Troy Gonyon is the behind-the-scenes safety force assisting scientists as they develop new laser technologies at IPG Photonics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/voices-safety/developing-laser-focus-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/voices-safety/developing-laser-focus-safety#comments Voices of Safety Safety Gold News Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:40:00 +0000 41701 at http://ehstoday.com Image: Thinkstock OSHA Revisits DuPont Facility Where Four Workers Died, Issues More Citations http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-revisits-dupont-facility-where-four-workers-died-issues-more-citations <div class="field-deck"> OSHA has conducted a second inspection after a tragedy at a DuPont facility in Texas and found serious, willful and repeat violations and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA has conducted a second inspection after a tragedy at a DuPont facility in Texas and found serious, willful and repeat violations and placed the company in its Severe Violator Enforcement Program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-revisits-dupont-facility-where-four-workers-died-issues-more-citations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-revisits-dupont-facility-where-four-workers-died-issues-more-citations#comments Safety Leadership OSHA Safety News Workplace Fatalities Mon, 13 Jul 2015 16:02:00 +0000 41691 at http://ehstoday.com <p>DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullmanat a May shareholders meeting.</p> DuPont Safety Innovations July 2015 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-innovations-july-2015-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://ehstoday.com/safety/safety-innovations-july-2015-photo-gallery#comments Safety Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 41681 at http://ehstoday.com Managing the Millennial Employee [Infographic] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/managing-millennial-employee-infographic <div class="field-deck"> Use these four tips to find ways to reach millennial workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Use these four tips to find ways to reach millennial workers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/managing-millennial-employee-infographic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/managing-millennial-employee-infographic#comments Infographics Safety Leadership Safety News Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:30:00 +0000 41671 at http://ehstoday.com Demolition Derby http://ehstoday.com/blog/demolition-derby <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In a blog post this week, Associate Editor Ginger Christ wrote about the recent NASCAR crash in which a car racing at 190 mph crashed and went airborne. Fortunately, the car was caught in netting that rings the track for just that reason, but several bystanders were hit by debris. The scene more resembled a demolition derby than a NASCAR race.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/demolition-derby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/demolition-derby#comments Health EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:08:00 +0000 41661 at http://ehstoday.com <p>This abandoned gas station on a corner lot just might be a catalyst for change in one Cleveland neighborhood.</p> Breaking Down the New Overtime Proposal http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/breaking-down-new-overtime-proposal <div class="field-byline"> By Laura Putre </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Department of Labor’s new proposal on overtime pay would require employers to pay overtime to salaried employees who make less than $50,440 per year. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Department of Labor’s new proposal on overtime pay would require employers to pay overtime to salaried employees who make less than $50,440 per year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/breaking-down-new-overtime-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/breaking-down-new-overtime-proposal#comments Safety Leadership Health Safety News Thu, 09 Jul 2015 17:02:00 +0000 41651 at http://ehstoday.com EHS Today July 2015 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2015-07-09 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>In high hazard environments, the choice of respirator and its proper use are crucial to protect the lives of workers.</p> </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> Respirators in High Hazard Environments: Worker Protection from H<sub>2</sub>S</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; ">In high hazard environments, the choice of respirator and its proper use are crucial to protect the lives of workers.</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="/respirators/respirators-high-hazard-environments-worker-protection-h2s">Respirators in High Hazard Environments: Worker Protection from H2S </a> <a href="/training/demanding-better-solution-effective-training-options-changing-workplace">Demanding a Better Solution: Effective Training Options for the Changing Workplace</a> <a href="/safety/focus-safety-professionals">Is The Focus of Safety Professionals Off? </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/2015-07-09" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Magazine Issue Thu, 09 Jul 2015 04:00:00 +0000 41641 at http://ehstoday.com A History of Industrial Disasters: July [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety/history-industrial-disasters-july-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Every industrial accident provides an opportunity to work better, smarter and safer. Each month EHS Today will feature some of the biggest historic industrial accidents from that month so that we may learn and remember. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/history-industrial-disasters-july-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/history-industrial-disasters-july-photo-gallery#comments Safety Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:50:00 +0000 41541 at http://ehstoday.com Bullying, Retaliation, Whistleblowers and the VA http://ehstoday.com/health/bullying-retaliation-whistleblowers-and-va <div class="field-byline"> By Edward Stern </div> <div class="field-deck"> Professional standards on bullying and intimidation apply to retaliation, and new standards for federal workplaces include bullying as workplace violence. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Professional standards on bullying and intimidation apply to retaliation, and new standards for federal workplaces include bullying as workplace violence.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/bullying-retaliation-whistleblowers-and-va" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/bullying-retaliation-whistleblowers-and-va#comments Health Safety Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:53:00 +0000 41521 at http://ehstoday.com The Power of Operational Learning http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/power-operational-learning <div class="field-byline"> By Bob Edwards </div> <div class="field-deck"> "Alex, step away from your brother." </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There is a need for much better operational learning in most organizations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/power-operational-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/power-operational-learning#comments Safety Leadership Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:55:00 +0000 41501 at http://ehstoday.com Treading Gingerly: #AllIn for Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety/treading-gingerly-allin-safety <div class="field-deck"> Preventing injuries is a slam dunk. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Preventing injuries is a slam dunk. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/treading-gingerly-allin-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/treading-gingerly-allin-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:10:00 +0000 41531 at http://ehstoday.com Industrial Container Services Fights Citations, $215,000 Fine for Serious Safety and Health Violations http://ehstoday.com/osha/industrial-container-services-fights-citations-215000-fine-serious-safety-and-health-violations <div class="field-deck"> The Seattle employer has been cited for multiple serious workplace health violations after a worker became entangled in a rotating shaft while working inside a confined space. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seattle company contests citations for allegedly putting employees at risk of serious injury in confined spaced.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/industrial-container-services-fights-citations-215000-fine-serious-safety-and-health-violations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/industrial-container-services-fights-citations-215000-fine-serious-safety-and-health-violations#comments OSHA Industrial Hygiene Safety News Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:59:00 +0000 41631 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock New Cell Phone Policy Assessment Tool Exposes Potential Gaps in Workplace Safety http://ehstoday.com/training/new-cell-phone-policy-assessment-tool-exposes-potential-gaps-workplace-safety <div class="field-deck"> Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of workplace death, and distracted driving is a common cause of crashes. Does your company have a policy regarding phone use while driving? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Does your company have an appropriate cell phone use policy to protect employees from distracted driving while on the road?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/new-cell-phone-policy-assessment-tool-exposes-potential-gaps-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/new-cell-phone-policy-assessment-tool-exposes-potential-gaps-workplace-safety#comments Safety Training News Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:50:00 +0000 41621 at http://ehstoday.com Is The Focus of Safety Professionals Off? http://ehstoday.com/safety/focus-safety-professionals <div class="field-byline"> By Amber Carpenter </div> <div class="field-deck"> A business must work toward eliminating problems that cause accidents, not just attempting to prevent them. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A business must work toward eliminating problems that cause accidents, not just attempting to prevent them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/focus-safety-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/focus-safety-professionals#comments Safety Leadership PPE Safety Tue, 07 Jul 2015 16:23:00 +0000 41461 at http://ehstoday.com NASCAR: Safety at 190 mph http://ehstoday.com/blog/nascar-safety-190-mph <div class="node-body blog-body">The importance of safety is never more apparent than after an accident.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/ehs-outloud-blog">EHS OutLoud Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/nascar-safety-190-mph" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/nascar-safety-190-mph#comments Safety EHS OutLoud Blog Tue, 07 Jul 2015 15:15:00 +0000 41611 at http://ehstoday.com <p><em>Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images</em></p>