EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en SLC 2014: A Zero-Injury Culture Starts and Ends with Leadership http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-zero-injury-culture-starts-and-ends-leadership <div class="field-deck"> Through his extensive research, Jim Spigener has discovered seven leadership best practices that drive world-class EHS performance. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In his extensive research over the past two decades, Jim Spigener has discovered three universal truths.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-zero-injury-culture-starts-and-ends-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-zero-injury-culture-starts-and-ends-leadership#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:17:00 +0000 36341 at http://ehstoday.com How Lean Can Drive Employee Safety Engagement http://ehstoday.com/blog/how-lean-can-drive-employee-safety-engagement <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When building new facilities or defining new processes, employers can eliminate &ndash; or at least minimize &ndash; hazards before the work even starts. In reality, though, most EHS professionals are dealing with old facilities and longstanding processes in which risks and hazards already exist.&nbsp;</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/how-lean-can-drive-employee-safety-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/how-lean-can-drive-employee-safety-engagement#comments Safety Leadership Leadership Perspectives Blog Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:50:00 +0000 36311 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Pop Quiz - Are You a Transformational Leader? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-pop-quiz-are-you-transformational-leader <div class="field-deck"> How transformational is your leadership style? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How transformational is your leadership style?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-pop-quiz-are-you-transformational-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-pop-quiz-are-you-transformational-leader#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:45:00 +0000 36291 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock SLC 2014: High Society: Prescription and Illegal Drugs in the Workplace [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-high-society-prescription-and-illegal-drugs-workplace-pho <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Numerous states permit the use of medical marijuana, and two states &ndash; Colorado and Washington &ndash; have legalized it for recreational purposes. Some states, such as Minnesota and Arizona, have implemented laws restricting employers&rsquo; ability to fire employees who use medical marijuana on their own time.</p> <p>The changing landscape associated with state-by-state &ldquo;legalization&rdquo; of marijuana use only adds to the confusion that employers already face in dealing with sometimes conflicting rules and regulations regarding drug testing and substance abuse.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-high-society-prescription-and-illegal-drugs-workplace-pho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-high-society-prescription-and-illegal-drugs-workplace-pho#comments Galleries Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Health Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:00 +0000 36331 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: ‘Would You Like Me to Watch Out for Your Safety?’ http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-would-you-me-watch-out-your-safety <div class="field-deck"> “When you make it comfortable for somebody to point out a hazard to somebody else, they’re willing to do it,” safety speaker John Drebinger said during his keynote at EHS Today's 2014 Safety Leadership Conference. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Safety speaker John Drebinger has a vision for the future of workplace safety. It&rsquo;s a place where EHS professionals leverage their leadership skills and strategic acumen to build world-class safety programs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-would-you-me-watch-out-your-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-would-you-me-watch-out-your-safety#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:01:00 +0000 36281 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Polytron's Machine Safety Checklist http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-polytrons-machine-safety-checklist <div class="node-body video-body">The systems integration and engineering consulting firm has also developed a Job Hazard Checklist; they're both easy to use tools to prevent injuries in a manufacturing environment. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-polytrons-machine-safety-checklist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-polytrons-machine-safety-checklist#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:54:00 +0000 36271 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Rockwell Automation's Safety Maturity Index http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-rockwell-automations-safety-maturity-index <div class="node-body video-body">The company has a disciplined methodology of categorizing where companies are with adoption of safety standards and culture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-rockwell-automations-safety-maturity-index" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-rockwell-automations-safety-maturity-index#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:45:00 +0000 36261 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Top Safety Lawyers Give Their Reviews http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-top-safety-lawyers-give-their-reviews <div class="node-body video-body">Fisher & Phillips LLP attorneys Howard Mavity and Ed Foulke call the conference the "World Series of Safety."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-top-safety-lawyers-give-their-reviews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-top-safety-lawyers-give-their-reviews#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:30:00 +0000 36251 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: How Procter & Gamble Cools the Safety v. Engineering War http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-how-procter-gamble-cools-safety-v-engineering-war <div class="field-byline"> Travis Hessman </div> <div class="field-deck"> P&G has a three-step plan to align the goals and values of engineering and safety departments and to end the fight for resources. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">P&G has a three-step plan to align the goals and values of engineering and safety departments and to end the fight for resources. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-how-procter-gamble-cools-safety-v-engineering-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-how-procter-gamble-cools-safety-v-engineering-war#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:03:00 +0000 36241 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Transformational Leadership: Beyond Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-transformational-leadership-beyond-safety <div class="field-byline"> Ginger Christ </div> <div class="field-deck"> Transformational leaders have the ability to move an organization from a transactional one to one that empowers employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Transformational leaders have the ability to move an organization from a transactional one to one that empowers employees.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-transformational-leadership-beyond-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-transformational-leadership-beyond-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000 36231 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock SLC 2014: Improve Your Leadership to Improve Your Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-improve-your-leadership-improve-your-safety <div class="node-body video-body">Higher degrees of safety correspond with transformational leadership. That involves creating an overall culture of caring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-improve-your-leadership-improve-your-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-improve-your-leadership-improve-your-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:33:00 +0000 36221 at http://ehstoday.com America's Safest Companies 2014 [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/americas-safest-companies-2014-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>On October 28, the 2014 America&#39;s Safest Companies received their awards. The representatives from the companies were so excited to receive the awards that they couldn&#39;t wait for us to finish reading their company names before jumping out of their seats.</p> <p>This photo gallery offers a snapshot of each company &ndash; where they&#39;re located, what they do and how many people they employ &ndash; as well as a quote from someone at the company that sums up why our judges felt they should be recognized as one of America&#39;s Safest Companies.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/americas-safest-companies-2014-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/americas-safest-companies-2014-photo-gallery#comments Galleries Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:17:00 +0000 36211 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: 8 Key Elements of a World Class Safety Program http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-8-key-elements-world-class-safety-program <div class="field-byline"> Ginger Christ </div> <div class="field-deck"> Being world class requires buy-in by management. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Being world class requires buy-in by management.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-8-key-elements-world-class-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-8-key-elements-world-class-safety-program#comments Construction Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety News Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:08:00 +0000 36201 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Westar Energy's Culture of Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/westar-energys-culture-safety <div class="node-body video-body">COO Doug Sterbenz talks about how it's important to have employee's backs when it comes to creating safety accountability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/westar-energys-culture-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/westar-energys-culture-safety#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:46:00 +0000 36191 at http://ehstoday.com What Employers Need to Know About Ebola http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/what-employers-need-know-about-ebola <div class="node-body video-body">Noted labor attorney Howard Mavity says companies are unsure how to react and that most are looking to the CDC for guidance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/what-employers-need-know-about-ebola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/what-employers-need-know-about-ebola#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety Wed, 29 Oct 2014 01:12:00 +0000 36181 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: They’re Not My Employees! (and Other Mistakes Employers Make) http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-they-re-not-my-employees-and-other-mistakes-employers-mak <div class="field-deck"> OSHA is taking a closer look at companies that employ temporary workers. That, combined with the agency’s new recordkeeping requirements, could spell t-r-o-u-b-l-e for employers who hire temporary workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Stephen Dwyer, general counsel for the American Staffing Association, didn&rsquo;t mince words when talking about legal pitfalls for staffing companies and employers who hire temporary workers: </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-they-re-not-my-employees-and-other-mistakes-employers-mak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-they-re-not-my-employees-and-other-mistakes-employers-mak#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 OSHA News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:30:00 +0000 36171 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Ed Foulke (right) and Stephen Dwyer (left), along with moderator Victor Geraci (center), discussed the responsiblities for host and staffing employers of temporary workers at SLC 2014.</p> SLC 2014: Implicit Safety – Rockwell Automation and the Future of Safe Tech http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-implicit-safety-rockwell-automation-and-future-safe-tech <div class="field-byline"> Travis Hessman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">'You can't buy a machine today that pollutes the environment like they did in the 60s, but you can buy a machine that can kill someone... Shoring that up is the next step in safety technology.'</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-implicit-safety-rockwell-automation-and-future-safe-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-implicit-safety-rockwell-automation-and-future-safe-tech#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:26:00 +0000 36161 at http://ehstoday.com <p>When the Cuyahoga River caught on fire in the 1960s, it sparked an ecological movement that changed the manufacturing industry. It&#39;s time to do the same for safety.</p> Cleveland Press Collection at Cleveland State University Library SLC 2014: Helpful Safety Phrases Everybody Should Know [Video] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/slc-2014-helpful-safety-phrases-everybody-should-know-video <div class="node-body video-body">Globally-known safety expert and speaker John Drebinger has some quick tips that will help you get everybody involved in creating a culture of safety. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/slc-2014-helpful-safety-phrases-everybody-should-know-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/slc-2014-helpful-safety-phrases-everybody-should-know-video#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:19:00 +0000 36151 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Subaru – Surviving the Elements of Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-subaru-surviving-elements-safety <div class="field-byline"> Ginger Christ </div> <div class="field-deck"> Even in the most abnormal conditions, a solid safety foundation will endure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In mid-November 2013, the Subaru of Indiana Automotive plant in Lafayette, Ind. took a direct hit from an EF-3 tornado.</p> <p>Sixty percent of the roof was ripped off. Thirty-foot walls inside the facility were lost. Computers were ruined.</p> <p>Yet the plant managed to only lose one day of production.</p> <p>&ldquo;It was amazing how people came together,&rdquo; said Denise Coogan, manager of safety and environmental corporate affairs, told participants in a facility tour, part of the EHS Today Safety Leadership Conference.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-subaru-surviving-elements-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-subaru-surviving-elements-safety#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Emergency Management Safety News Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:01:00 +0000 36141 at http://ehstoday.com ThinkStock SLC 2014: Safety Brings You Home – Welcome to the Safety Leadership Conference! http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-safety-brings-you-home-welcome-safety-leadership-conferen <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Thank you for joining the EHS Today staff, the 2014 America&rsquo;s Safest Companies and our team of 40+ EHS, sustainability, compliance and safety technology experts here in Indianapolis at the EHS Today America&rsquo;s Safest Companies Conference. We are excited to celebrate America&rsquo;s Safest Companies, meet all of you and learn from the best of the best.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-safety-brings-you-home-welcome-safety-leadership-conferen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-safety-brings-you-home-welcome-safety-leadership-conferen#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 03:35:00 +0000 36121 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: There’s Nothing Top-Secret About Raytheon's Safety Best Practices [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-there-s-nothing-top-secret-about-raytheons-safety-best-pr <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>There&rsquo;s plenty that Raytheon can&rsquo;t tell you about its manufacturing facility near downtown Indianapolis. But the defense contractor is more than willing to talk about the strategies that help create a safe and healthy environment for the 1,100 workers at the site.</p> <p>The 1 million-square-foot facility is part of Raytheon&rsquo;s Intelligence, Information and Services unit, which makes sophisticated software and electronic systems for military applications. The Indianapolis facility is a former U.S. Navy site that the city leases to Raytheon.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-there-s-nothing-top-secret-about-raytheons-safety-best-pr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-there-s-nothing-top-secret-about-raytheons-safety-best-pr#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 02:30:00 +0000 36131 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: What's Your Biggest Safety Challenge? [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-whats-your-biggest-safety-challenge-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body">Safety leaders at the EHS Safety Leadership Conference talk about their biggest safety challenges and how they've overcome them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-whats-your-biggest-safety-challenge-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-whats-your-biggest-safety-challenge-photo-gallery#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety Galleries Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:08:00 +0000 36111 at http://ehstoday.com SLC 2014: Continuous Safety: The Toyota Way http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-continuous-safety-toyota-way <div class="field-byline"> Travis Hessman </div> <div class="field-deck"> Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing's K-HYP system brings safety into the quality conversation, where it belongs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. plant in Columbus, Ind., is a busy, bustling place.</p> <p>At full capacity, 1,300 workers are crowded into the million square-foot facility, navigating tight rows and busy cells, pumping out a new, custom-built Toyota lift truck every 3:40 on its main assembly line alone.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-continuous-safety-toyota-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-continuous-safety-toyota-way#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21:12:00 +0000 36101 at http://ehstoday.com Travis Hessman SLC 2014: Dodge Ram and Cummins: Iconic Brands, Quality and Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-dodge-ram-and-cummins-iconic-brands-quality-and-safety <div class="field-deck"> A tour of the Cummins Inc. Columbus Midrange Engine Plant highlighted the strict quality control measures that are applied to the manufacture of the iconic Dodge Ram Truck engine and the safety measures implemented to protect employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There are thousands of moving parts at the Cummins Columbus Midrange Engine Plant (CMEP); not just the parts that go into the complex Dodge Ram Truck engines built at the facility, but the many moving parts &ndash; people, machinery, industrial trucks, production lines &ndash; that build those engines in a nearly 600,000-square-foot facility. It&rsquo;s a lot to manage and a lot to manage safely.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-dodge-ram-and-cummins-iconic-brands-quality-and-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2014/slc-2014-dodge-ram-and-cummins-iconic-brands-quality-and-safety#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2014 Safety News Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:34:00 +0000 36091 at http://ehstoday.com Dodge Ram Transportation Firm Facing $145,420 in OSHA Fines for Forklift and Fall Hazards http://ehstoday.com/safety/transportation-firm-facing-145420-osha-fines-forklift-and-fall-hazards <div class="field-deck"> OSHA cited the company for 16 alleged violations, including five repeat, one willful and two serious safety violations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Central Transport LLC is facing $145,420 in OSHA fines for alleged forklift and fall hazards at its Hillside, Ill., truck terminal.</p> <p>OSHA cited the company for 16 alleged violations, including five repeat, one willful and two serious safety violations.</p> <p>OSHA said its inspection found repeat and willful violations that involved defective powered industrial vehicles and lack of fall protection.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/transportation-firm-facing-145420-osha-fines-forklift-and-fall-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/transportation-firm-facing-145420-osha-fines-forklift-and-fall-hazards#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:15:00 +0000 36071 at http://ehstoday.com Video Contest Challenges High School Students to ‘Speak Up’ About Workplace Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety/video-contest-challenges-high-school-students-speak-about-workplace-safety <div class="field-deck"> How do you get young people fired up about workplace safety? Challenge them to get their creative juices flowing – and offer them cold, hard cash. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How do you get young people fired up about workplace safety? Challenge them to get their creative juices flowing &ndash; and offer them cold, hard cash.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s the approach taken by Oregon OSHA, the Oregon Young Employees Safety Coalition and other organizations sponsoring the annual &ldquo;Speak Up, Work Safe&rdquo; video contest. Teens have used rap music, humor and other creative special effects to share their workplace safety and health messages in the annual contest.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/video-contest-challenges-high-school-students-speak-about-workplace-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/video-contest-challenges-high-school-students-speak-about-workplace-safety#comments Health Safety News Workplace Fatalities Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:51:00 +0000 36061 at http://ehstoday.com Janesville Acoustics Plant Celebrates 1 Million Man Hours without a Lost-Time Injury http://ehstoday.com/safety/janesville-acoustics-plant-celebrates-1-million-man-hours-without-lost-time-injury <div class="field-deck"> The milestone is a new record among the company’s seven manufacturing facilities. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Janesville Acoustics, a Southfield, Mich.-based manufacturer of acoustical fiber insulation and molded fiber and die-cut products, said its Old Fort, N.C., plant has surpassed more than 1 million work hours without a lost-time injury.</p> <p>The milestone is a new record among the company&rsquo;s seven manufacturing facilities.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s been more than two years since the Old Fort plant, which employs 220 people, had its more recent lost-time injury. Plant Manager Roy Heeralall attributes the milestone to a cultural emphasis on safety.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/janesville-acoustics-plant-celebrates-1-million-man-hours-without-lost-time-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/janesville-acoustics-plant-celebrates-1-million-man-hours-without-lost-time-injury#comments Health Safety News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0000 36051 at http://ehstoday.com Tips to Avoid the Scariest Place Of All – the Emergency Department – on Halloween http://ehstoday.com/health/tips-avoid-scariest-place-all-emergency-department-halloween <div class="field-deck"> The scary fact is that 9. 2 million children are injured annually on Halloween and treated at a local emergency department. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Each year, 9.2 million babies, children and teens are injured severely enough to need treatment in emergency departments all across America, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p> <p>&ldquo;Nothing is scarier than a trip to the emergency room,&rdquo; said Mark Cichon, DO, chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Loyola University Health System. &ldquo;In a season devoted to frights, it is our goal to keep everyone safe.&rdquo;</p> <p>Here are Dr. Cichon&#39;s top tips to avoid going bump in the night and for a healthy, happy Halloween:</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/tips-avoid-scariest-place-all-emergency-department-halloween" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/tips-avoid-scariest-place-all-emergency-department-halloween#comments Health Safety News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:05:00 +0000 36041 at http://ehstoday.com CDC ‘Tightening’ its PPE Guidelines on Ebola for U.S. Health Care Workers http://ehstoday.com/health/cdc-tightening-its-ppe-guidelines-ebola-us-health-care-workers <div class="field-deck"> The agency said the guidance reflects best practices from the safe treatment of Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>CDC said it is &ldquo;tightening&rdquo; previous infection-control guidance for health care workers &ldquo;to ensure there is no ambiguity&rdquo; on how to choose, don and doff the proper PPE when caring for Ebola patients. &nbsp;</p> <p>The agency said the guidance reflects best practices from the safe treatment of Ebola patients at Emory University Hospital, Nebraska Medical Center and National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.</p> <p>The enhanced guidance is centered on three principles:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/cdc-tightening-its-ppe-guidelines-ebola-us-health-care-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/cdc-tightening-its-ppe-guidelines-ebola-us-health-care-workers#comments Health News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:15:00 +0000 36031 at http://ehstoday.com What It Means To Be on OSHA’s Severe Violator List http://ehstoday.com/blog/what-it-means-be-osha-s-severe-violator-list <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/2014/10/uploads/2014/10/grain-bin-dummy-2.gif" style="width: 300px; height: 200px; margin: 5px; float: left;" title="The Grain and Feed Association of Illinois uses a dummy inside a training grain bin at the Asmark Institute, in Bloomington, Ill., to demonstrate to farmers how quickly someone can be completely engulfed in grain. It also is used by rescuers to practice lifesaving extraction techniques." />It is understandable, as EHS Today has reported, that businesses would not want to be on OSHA&rsquo;s Severe Violators list.</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/what-it-means-be-osha-s-severe-violator-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/what-it-means-be-osha-s-severe-violator-list#comments OSHA OSHA Enforcement EHS OutLoud Blog Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:44:00 +0000 36021 at http://ehstoday.com