EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en D.R. Horton, Garcia Carpentry Build Up OSHA Fines http://ehstoday.com/safety/dr-horton-garcia-carpentry-build-osha-fines <div class="field-deck"> Homebuilder and framing contractor received a total of $107,785 in citations after failing to protect workers from falls at The Meadows at Heath Brook job site. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>OSHA has cited D.R. Horton and Garcia Carpentry for fall protection violations at an Ocala, Fla. job site.</p> <p>Inspectors observed employees installing roofing sheathing without fall protection, leading to five safety violations. The inspection was part of the OSHA&#39;s Regional Emphasis Program on falls in construction.</p> <p>The agency issued D.R. Horton one repeated citation for failing to ensure subcontractor employees were protected with a fall protection system when working from heights up to 25 feet.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/dr-horton-garcia-carpentry-build-osha-fines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/dr-horton-garcia-carpentry-build-osha-fines#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:52:00 +0000 49711 at http://ehstoday.com Keeping Large Crowds Safe During Election Year Events http://ehstoday.com/safety/keeping-large-crowds-safe-during-election-year-events <div class="field-byline"> David Cohen </div> <div class="field-deck"> Every four years, the American people have the opportunity to be a part of the most important political process, the presidential elections. Election hoopla starts much earlier than the Nov. 8 election day, with political conventions, rallies and fundraisers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The 2016 election season has been a busy one! With primaries, rallies, conventions, debates, protests, parades...</p> <p>So far, this year has been an especially exciting process, with thousands of potential voters attending political events across the country. And while every election cycle is no stranger to protests and large crowds, this year in particular has been dubbed one of the most uncertain and potentially unruly situations for political events.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/keeping-large-crowds-safe-during-election-year-events" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/keeping-large-crowds-safe-during-election-year-events#comments Safety News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:36:00 +0000 49701 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Police officers and sheriffs from around the country helped control large crowds of supporters and protestors on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention.</p> Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Harley-Davidson to Stop Sales of Super Tuners that Increased Air Pollution http://ehstoday.com/epa/harley-davidson-stop-sales-super-tuners-increased-air-pollution <div class="field-deck"> Harley-Davidson has agreed to buy back and to stop selling super tuners that caused its motorcycles to emit higher amounts of air pollutants than allowed by EPA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While it&rsquo;s not at the level of Volkswagengate emissions tampering, <a href="https://www.epa.gov/enforcement/harley-davidson-clean-air-act-settlement" target="_blank">EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement this month with Harley-Davidson Inc.</a>, Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Co. Inc., and Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Operations Inc.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/epa/harley-davidson-stop-sales-super-tuners-increased-air-pollution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/epa/harley-davidson-stop-sales-super-tuners-increased-air-pollution#comments EPA Environment News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:10:00 +0000 49691 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Approximately 100,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended Harley Davidson&#39;s 110th anniversary celebration on Aug. 29, 2013 in Milwaukee. The company reached a multi-million dollar settlement with EPA regarding super tuners that allow its motorcycles to emit higher levels of air pollutants than allowed by the Clean Air Act.</p> Scott Olson/Getty Images ABIH: Workers Need to Be Protected Against Asphalt Fumes http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/abih-workers-need-be-protected-against-asphalt-fumes <div class="field-deck"> Construction workers are particularly at risk for health effects caused by asphalt exposure including skin rash, sensitization, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough and skin cancer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Board of Industrial Hygiene is reminding safety managers to limit worker exposure to asphalt fumes.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/abih-workers-need-be-protected-against-asphalt-fumes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/abih-workers-need-be-protected-against-asphalt-fumes#comments Health Industrial Hygiene News Wellness Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:25:00 +0000 49681 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock A Deadly Combination: Sleep Apnea and Commercial Drivers http://ehstoday.com/health/deadly-combination-sleep-apnea-and-commercial-drivers <div class="field-byline"> Chris Zimmer </div> <div class="field-deck"> An estimated one in 25 adult drivers (aged 18 years or older) report having fallen asleep while driving in the previous 30 days, and a condition called obstructive sleep apnea can make drivers even more susceptible to drowsy driving. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>There&rsquo;s no question that driver fatigue poses a serious threat to safety on our nation&rsquo;s roadways. But just how bad is the threat?</p> <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 100,000 fatigue-related crashes occur each year, many of which involve professional drivers in heavy commercial vehicles. That means an average of 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries and $12.5 billion in monetary damages each year as a result of fatigue-related accidents.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/deadly-combination-sleep-apnea-and-commercial-drivers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/deadly-combination-sleep-apnea-and-commercial-drivers#comments Health News Distracted Driving Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:34:00 +0000 49671 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 100,000 fatigue-related crashes occur each year, many of which involve professional drivers in heavy commercial vehicles.</p> Thinkstock SLC 2016: Everyone Plays a Critical Role in Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2016/slc-2016-everyone-plays-critical-role-safety <div class="field-deck"> When employees actively participate in the safety process, it builds ownership and fosters leadership at every level. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Brian Cook is the executive vice president & chief administration officer of USG Corporation and director of the National Safety Council. Here, Cook gives EHS Today’s readers a sneak peek of his session titled “How to Create a Safety-First Culture” at the Safety Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh, Sept. 19-21.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2016/slc-2016-everyone-plays-critical-role-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2016/slc-2016-everyone-plays-critical-role-safety#comments Safety Leadership Conference 2016 Voices of Safety Safety News Safety 2016 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:05:00 +0000 49651 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Motor Vehicle Fatalities Up Nine Percent http://ehstoday.com/safety/motor-vehicle-fatalities-nine-percent <div class="field-deck"> There’s no sign of a decrease in fatal motor vehicle accidents in 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Often, trends are a good thing. However, the current trend &ndash; and increase in fatal motor vehicle accidents &ndash; could result in the United States experiencing its deadliest driving year since 2007. And with Labor Day coming up, traditionally a deadly weekend on U.S. roads, the National Safety Council is warning drivers to be aware on the roads.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/motor-vehicle-fatalities-nine-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/motor-vehicle-fatalities-nine-percent#comments Safety News Distracted Driving Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:54:00 +0000 49641 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The continued rise in fatal motor vehicle accidents is prompting the National Safety Council to predict the deadliest Labor Day holiday period since 2008.</p> Thinkstock Product Showcase from August 2016 EHS Today Magazine [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/ppe/product-showcase-august-2016-ehs-today-magazine-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Each month, the print edition of EHS Today brings you the latest in footwear, clothing, gloves, training, software&nbsp;and more.&nbsp;</p> <p>Here are the latest products and services we featured in our August 2016 issue.</p> <p>To view product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to move back and forth through the slideshow.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ppe/product-showcase-august-2016-ehs-today-magazine-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/ppe/product-showcase-august-2016-ehs-today-magazine-photo-gallery#comments PPE Safety Galleries Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:50:00 +0000 49631 at http://ehstoday.com Washington Man Takes the Low Road in Workers’ Comp Scam http://ehstoday.com/safety/washington-man-takes-low-road-workers-comp-scam <div class="field-deck"> RV salesman charged with stealing $81,000 from workers’ compensation system. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A Tacoma-area man faces a felony theft charge after he was caught working while receiving more than $81,000 in workers&rsquo; compensation disability payments.</p> <p>Bobby R. Johnson, 47, has been charged with first-degree theft after investigators from the Washington State Department of Labor &amp; Industries discovered he was working while receiving disability payments. He was scheduled to be arraigned in Pierce County Superior Court on Aug. 19.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/washington-man-takes-low-road-workers-comp-scam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/washington-man-takes-low-road-workers-comp-scam#comments Health Safety News Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:09:00 +0000 49611 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The investigation started when a routine cross-check of L&amp;I and state employment security records showed Johnson was employed at the same time he was receiving wage-replacement payments from L&amp;I.</p> Thinkstock America’s Safest Companies 2016: There’s No Finish Line When It Comes To Safety http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/america-s-safest-companies-2016-there-s-no-finish-line-when-it-comes-safety <div class="field-deck"> The 10 companies honored as America’s Safest represent a variety of industries and embody the best in safety culture leadership. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EHS Today has named 10 companies &ndash; A<strong>merican Bridge Co., Club Car LLC, EnPro Industries, Hunter Site Services, Leprino Foods Co., Middough Inc., Ryan Incorporated Central, Saulsbury Industries, South Dakota Wheat Growers and South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Co.</strong> &ndash; to the list of 2016 America&rsquo;s Safest Companies.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/america-s-safest-companies-2016-there-s-no-finish-line-when-it-comes-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/america-s-safest-companies-2016-there-s-no-finish-line-when-it-comes-safety#comments Safety Leadership News Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:32:00 +0000 49601 at http://ehstoday.com Clouds and The Internet of Things: Increasing EHS and Quality Program Adoption with Technology http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/clouds-and-internet-things-increasing-ehs-and-quality-program-adoption-technology <div class="field-byline"> Jason Dea </div> <div class="field-deck"> There are a number of technological innovations that can help EHS professionals to achieve worker engagement and adoption of environment, health, safety and quality programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Worker engagement and adoption is a common topic of discussion when EHS professionals gather to discuss their environment, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) program success. It makes sense too. The value you get out of any health and safety management or quality management program is only as good as the people (and the number of people) who use it. The more people across your organization understanding and participating in the program, the more successful it will be.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/clouds-and-internet-things-increasing-ehs-and-quality-program-adoption-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/clouds-and-internet-things-increasing-ehs-and-quality-program-adoption-technology#comments Safety Leadership Environment Health Safety IoT Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:45:00 +0000 49591 at http://ehstoday.com <p>There are a number of technological innovations that can help EHSQ professionals achieve employee engagement. The best of these technologies go beyond just&nbsp;automating manual tasks to&nbsp;delivering value by driving&nbsp;new behaviors.</p> Thinkstock OSHA: Pennsylvania Feed Mill Allegedly Ignored Known Combustible Dust, Grain-Handling Hazards http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-pennsylvania-feed-mill-allegedly-ignored-known-combustible-dust-grain-handling-hazards <div class="field-deck"> Albion Mill, facing a proposed $195,000 OSHA fine for 26 alleged violations, has sought an informal conference with the agency. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Mattocks Five Inc., doing business as Albion Mill, in Albion, Pa., has been cited by OSHA with five alleged willful, nine alleged repeat and 12 alleged serious safety and health violations, as well as one alleged other-than-serious violation.</p> <p>OSHA inspected the facility on Feb. 10, as a follow up to <a href="https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/establishment.inspection_detail?id=930190.015&amp;id=924399.015" target="_blank" title="Inspection Detail">previous inspections</a> conducted in 2013.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-pennsylvania-feed-mill-allegedly-ignored-known-combustible-dust-grain-handling-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/osha-pennsylvania-feed-mill-allegedly-ignored-known-combustible-dust-grain-handling-hazards#comments OSHA Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:31:00 +0000 49581 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Mattocks Five Inc., doing business as Albion Mill, in Albion, Pa., has been cited by OSHA with five alleged willful, nine alleged repeat and 12 alleged serious safety and health violations, as well as one alleged other-than-serious violation.</p> Mattocks Five Inc. KBE Building Corporation Partners with OSHA http://ehstoday.com/safety/kbe-building-corporation-partners-osha <div class="field-deck"> Construction company and OSHA’s strategic partnership aims to create safest possible working environment for subcontractors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new partnership between KBE Building Corporation and OSHA is enforcing health and safety standards for third-party workers.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/kbe-building-corporation-partners-osha" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/kbe-building-corporation-partners-osha#comments Health Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:12:00 +0000 49571 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Kenneth Tucker, Director of the State of Connecticut Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety and Health; Mike Kolakowski, KBE Building Corporation Principal Owner and CEO; Roman Krochmalnyckyj, Acting Area Director of Federal OSHA Hartford Area Office sign OSHA partnership.</p> KBE Building Corporation Illinois Contractor Robert Barringer Cited for the 19th Time http://ehstoday.com/safety/illinois-contractor-robert-barringer-cited-19th-time <div class="node-body article-body">Robert Barringer III has been cited numerous times since 2006 for fall hazards.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/illinois-contractor-robert-barringer-cited-19th-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/illinois-contractor-robert-barringer-cited-19th-time#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:41:00 +0000 49561 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Creating a Winning Team: How Business Leaders Can Inspire Purpose 
in their Employees http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/creating-winning-team-how-business-leaders-can-inspire-purpose-their-employees <div class="field-deck"> What do businesses and basketball teams have in common? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In the last seconds of a close-scoring basketball game, a coach will huddle his players and draw up a play designed to result in a winning shot and victory. If just one teammate is disengaged, though, the play can go awry and the team fall short of accomplishing its purpose.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/creating-winning-team-how-business-leaders-can-inspire-purpose-their-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/creating-winning-team-how-business-leaders-can-inspire-purpose-their-employees#comments Safety Leadership News Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000 49551 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock SLC 2016: How to Capture New Value From Your Organization http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/slc-2016-how-capture-new-value-your-organization <div class="field-deck"> Shawn Galloway of ProAct Safety will deliver the opening keynote at EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Shawn Galloway, president and CEO of ProAct Safety, will share his presentation, &ldquo;How to Capture New Value from within Your Organization,&rdquo; with the audience at EHS Today&rsquo;s Safety Leadership Conference on Sept. 19-21 in Pittsburgh. His keynote will be based on the 2016 book he coauthored with long-time EHS Today contributor and founder of ProAct Safety, Terry L. Mathis.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/slc-2016-how-capture-new-value-your-organization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/slc-2016-how-capture-new-value-your-organization#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2016 News Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:44:00 +0000 49541 at http://ehstoday.com <p>In his opening keynote at the EHS Today&#39;s Safety Leadership Conference, Shawn Galloway will share how to take the greatest strategic thinking and focus it inside your organization.</p> Thinkstock Move Over, Michael Phelps: Is Your Future Olympian At Risk of Injury? http://ehstoday.com/safety/move-over-michael-phelps-your-future-olympian-risk-injury <div class="field-deck"> As families sit down every night to watch the Olympic Games and children are inspired by the world’s “fastest man” Usain Bolt, gymnastic powerhouse Simone Biles and gold medal-winning swimmers Simone Manuel and Michael Phelps, parents should think about safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As families sit glued to the television to watch the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the National Safety Council is encouraging parents to create a data-driven injury prevention plan for active kids.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/move-over-michael-phelps-your-future-olympian-risk-injury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/move-over-michael-phelps-your-future-olympian-risk-injury#comments Health Safety News Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:31:00 +0000 49531 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Michael Phelps of the United States competes in the Men&#39;s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final on Day 8 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on Aug. 13 in Rio de Janeiro.</p> Clive Rose/Getty Images OSHA Seeks FACOSH Board Members http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-seeks-facosh-board-members <div class="field-deck"> Advisory board provides insight to secretary of labor on matters relating to occupational health and safety of federal employees. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OSHA is seeking six representatives to join its Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). Three labor representatives and three management representatives will advise the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-seeks-facosh-board-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/osha-seeks-facosh-board-members#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:07:00 +0000 49521 at http://ehstoday.com Online Exclusive: National Safety Survey: The Price of Safety http://ehstoday.com/health/online-exclusive-national-safety-survey-price-safety <div class="field-deck"> Survey respondents detail what is important when purchasing PPE, what they would do if resources were not an issue. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Survey respondents detail what is important when purchasing PPE, what they would do if resources were not an issue. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/online-exclusive-national-safety-survey-price-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/online-exclusive-national-safety-survey-price-safety#comments Health Safety News Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:23:00 +0000 49511 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Online Exclusive: National Safety Survey: OSHA Database Will Cause Inaccurate Data Analysis http://ehstoday.com/safety/online-exclusive-national-safety-survey-osha-database-will-cause-inaccurate-data-analysis <div class="field-deck"> National Safety Survey respondents comment about the impact of OSHA’s public database and online reporting standards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With OSHA’s new reporting guidelines and public database in the forefront, respondents of EHS Today’s 2016 National Safety Survey provided insight into whether they think their business will be affected when injury reports are displayed in a publicly-accessible forum.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/online-exclusive-national-safety-survey-osha-database-will-cause-inaccurate-data-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/online-exclusive-national-safety-survey-osha-database-will-cause-inaccurate-data-analysis#comments Safety Leadership Health Safety News OSHA Enforcement Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:26:00 +0000 49501 at http://ehstoday.com Online Exclusive: The 2016 EHS Today National Safety Survey [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/online-exclusive-2016-ehs-today-national-safety-survey-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>EHS Today&rsquo;s National Safety Survey is taken annually by hundreds of safety professionals across many industries who want to share their goals, experience and challenges. This year&rsquo;s survey focuses on finding out what leading indicators managers are using to track safety, what injuries are most common in the workplace and how/if OSHA&rsquo;s public database might impact future safety initiatives.</p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/online-exclusive-2016-ehs-today-national-safety-survey-photo-gallery#comments Safety Leadership PPE Safety Galleries Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:07:00 +0000 49471 at http://ehstoday.com Going Mobile: Improving Inspections and Lockout/Tagout http://ehstoday.com/safety/going-mobile-improving-inspections-and-lockouttagout <div class="field-byline"> By Todd Grover </div> <div class="field-deck"> In today's need-it-now world, having instant access to information seems to have become a mandate. But how does it figure in to lockout/tagout? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Thanks to safety compliance management software, vital workplace safety information immediately is accessible on mobile devices. Safety compliance software helps provide consistent and timely identification of hazardous conditions, collects and stores related information and allows for resolution of critical issues to improve the management of risk to protect the workforce and employers &ndash; all from the palm of your hand.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/going-mobile-improving-inspections-and-lockouttagout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/going-mobile-improving-inspections-and-lockouttagout#comments OSHA Safety IoT Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:40:00 +0000 49461 at http://ehstoday.com DOL Provides $1.1 Million for Paid-Leave Research http://ehstoday.com/health/dol-provides-11-million-paid-leave-research <div class="field-deck"> New research will analyze how paid-leave programs can be developed and implemented. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New research will analyze how paid-leave programs can be developed and implemented at companies nationwide. The studies will be funded with $1.1 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/dol-provides-11-million-paid-leave-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/dol-provides-11-million-paid-leave-research#comments Health News Wellness Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:40:00 +0000 49451 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock EHS Today August 2016 http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2016-08-11 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Don't get burned when it comes to eye safety this summer.</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> What&#39;s your Summer Safety EyeQ?</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; ">Don&#39;t get burned when it comes to eye safety this summer.</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="/health/silence-limbs-toll-inactivity-our-sedentary-workforce">Silence Of The Limbs: The Toll of Inactivity on Our Sedentary Workforce </a> <a href="/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq">What&#039;s Your Summer Safety EyeQ? </a> <a href="/safety/going-mobile-improving-inspections-and-lockouttagout">Going Mobile: Improving Inspections and Lockout/Tagout</a> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/ehs-today/2016-08-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Magazine Issue Thu, 11 Aug 2016 04:00:00 +0000 49491 at http://ehstoday.com Getting the Most from Wearables: 6 Tips http://ehstoday.com/health/getting-most-wearables-6-tips <div class="field-byline"> By Rachel Michael </div> <div class="field-deck"> How choosing the right technology can improve safety and work processes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>From exoskeletons to biometric and GPS monitoring devices, employers across numerous industries are jumping in and gearing up to make significant investments in wearables.</p> <p>While the lure of these evolving technologies is undeniable, the costs of purchasing and implementing wearables can be substantial. Without careful planning, wearables might not deliver either the anticipated results or a meaningful ROI.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/getting-most-wearables-6-tips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/getting-most-wearables-6-tips#comments Health Industrial Hygiene Safety IoT Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:19:00 +0000 49441 at http://ehstoday.com <p>In collaboration with human resources, risk management, legal and other functions, EHS professionals can play a key role in helping their firms develop and implement successful strategies for acquiring and deploying wearable technology.</p> What's Your Summer Safety EyeQ? http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq <div class="field-deck"> Don't get burned when it comes to eye safety this summer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most of us have heard the warnings about the relationship between sun and UV light exposure and skin cancer. But many are not aware of how damaging sun and UV light can be to our eyes.</p> <p>&ldquo;Although not every situation or every person requires sunglasses, there are many situations where the use of sunglasses will enhance comfort and may provide eye health benefits as well,&rdquo; says Jessica Ciralsky, M.D., an attending ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/eye-face-head/whats-your-summer-safety-eyeq#comments Eye, Face & Head Safety Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:48:00 +0000 49431 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Outdoor workers need protective safety eyewear that protects not only from work hazards but from the sun and its rays.</p> National Safety Survey: Safety Valued Over Production http://ehstoday.com/safety/national-safety-survey-safety-valued-over-production <div class="field-deck"> In previous years, respondents to the National Safety Survey claimed safety and production were viewed as equally important to management and sometimes, production edged out safety on that question. All that has changed. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Back in 2002, when EHS Today (then named Occupational Hazards) initiated the first National Safety Survey, we didn&#39;t ask a single question about the value of safety versus production. Perhaps that&#39;s because, 15 years ago, safety still was viewed by many as a &quot;program,&quot; not a process or as part of the business. Safety was viewed as necessary, but didn&#39;t come close to being perceived as an aspect of the business that contributed to leadership in an industry.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/national-safety-survey-safety-valued-over-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/national-safety-survey-safety-valued-over-production#comments Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:09:00 +0000 49421 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The latest EHS Today National Safety Survey finds many corporate leaders actively engage in safety efforts and communicate to workers that they value safety over production.</p> Safety in the Semiconductor Industry http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/safety-semiconductor-industry <div class="field-byline"> Megan Ray Nichols </div> <div class="field-deck"> Could the semiconductor industry do a better job of protecting workers? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Semiconductors have become invaluable in our increasingly tech-driven world, and the industry continues to grow. Semiconductor unit shipments are expected to exceed 1 trillion units by 2018, compared to about 700 billion units in 2010 and fewer than 400 billion units in 2000.</p> <p>As with any industry experiencing tremendous growth, there is a concern that the semiconductor industry maintains its safety standards and minimizes harm to the environment. In other words, the more semiconductors produced, the greater the need for vigorous safety and environmental management.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/safety-semiconductor-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/safety-semiconductor-industry#comments Environment Health Industrial Hygiene Safety News Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:32:00 +0000 49411 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The more semiconductors produced, the greater the need for vigorous safety and environmental management.</p> Thinkstock SLC 2016: Implementing a Safety Focus at Safety Challenged Operations http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2016/slc-2016-implementing-safety-focus-safety-challenged-operations <div class="field-deck"> You know one of your operations has some safety challenges, or perhaps you are a contractor working on a site that is managed by another company. An America’s Safest Companies winner offers guidance about what you can do to improve EHS at that worksite. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>David Stauffer, CSP, ARM, is the director of EHS at SBM Management, a McClellan, Calif.-based provider of janitorial, housekeeping and maintenance services. At SBM, safety is considered a business process that&#39;s integral to the company&#39;s success. If you&#39;re a potential customer exploring the company&#39;s website, you&#39;ll find safety listed as the first &quot;key advantage&quot; to doing business with SBM, which was honored as one of America&rsquo;s Safest Companies in 2014.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2016/slc-2016-implementing-safety-focus-safety-challenged-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership-conference-2016/slc-2016-implementing-safety-focus-safety-challenged-operations#comments Safety Leadership Safety Leadership Conference 2016 News Safety 2016 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 18:00:00 +0000 49391 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Employees of SBM Management work at the facilities of customers, making it especially important they are knowledgeable about safety and understand that they need to follow their employer&#39;s safety process.</p> SBM Management E-Book: 5 Steps to Improve Office Ergonomics http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/e-book-5-steps-improve-office-ergonomics <div class="field-byline"> Humantech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Humantech’s complimentary e-book walks you step-by-step to a better workplace. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/e-book-5-steps-improve-office-ergonomics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/e-book-5-steps-improve-office-ergonomics#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:51:00 +0000 49361 at http://ehstoday.com