Many environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are expected to be regulatory compliance experts, as well as help streamline operations and build a strong safety culture at their companies. They often lack the time, personnel, budget and local insight to effectively ensure compliance at every facility.
Ergonomics can be easily overlooked as a top safety opportunity in lower-risk environments such as offices, warehouses and data centers. However, ergonomics can be one of the most beneficial EHS opportunities to tackle from a safety, workplace culture and business perspective. Read Antea Group's four reasons, along with compelling statistics, that illustrate why workplace ergonomics should shift toward the top of your EHS priority checklist.
Picture this: you walk through a site, completing your intended tasks and observing employee activities. Suddenly, you see one employee completing an activity that puts them at risk for an injury, possibly a serious or fatal injury.
So what do you do? The incident might be outside the scope of your current work, or in a department you haven't interacted with. But you realize you cannot, in good conscience, simply ignore the problem.
From the beginning, we believed that our work could make a difference, our intellect could solve challenges and our imagination could unlock possibilities. We opened our doors in 1986, just as environmental policy welcomed the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), a piece of legislation that emphasized the cleanup expectations and transparency around toxic releases and hazardous waste sites.
It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week. Everyone knows that handwashing is key to prevent the spread of germs. This is especially important in the workplace. The Workforce Institute reports that workplace absenteeism rates range from five to ten percent. This means that at any point in time up to one out of 10 employees is missing from work due to illness.
The most successful EHS programs are those that are part of company culture and actively engage employees in the process. Safety does not have to seem like a chore or even boring. Engage your employees with using creative, funny or interesting art throughout the facility.
Our Huggies Brand Helps Get Diapers To Babies And Families In Need.
In the United States, many families struggle to provide the essentials their babies need, like diapers.
In 2010, our Huggies brand brought the issue to the forefront through the Every Little Bottom study, which revealed that one in three parents were struggling to provide fresh, clean diapers for their babies.
Huggies announced in 2016 it would donate 22 million diapers through the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).
Every day, I see incidents and injuries around me waiting to happen. Maybe I’m clairvoyant. Or perhaps I have a heightened sense of awareness because I lead the North American Safety team for a global organization.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s really not that complicated to improve safety. It’s the simple things we do every day that can prevent injuries from happening. June is National Safety Month and the perfect time to focus on safety at home, at work and everywhere in between.
An experienced management consultant, Jim applies over 25 years of knowledge to developing and implementing global environmental, health and safety programs. As a certified industrial hygienist and having held positions as a corporate EHS manager, regulator and consultant, Jim brings uniquely qualified insight to health and safety compliance and its implications on business performance. His specific areas of expertise include EHS management systems, process safety management, EHS due diligence, industrial hygiene, construction safety and EHS technology applications.
Healthcare facilities are a highly regulated industry and many hospitals and ambulatory care settings work hard to reach and maintain appropriate accreditation goals. Much focus is placed on patient safety and the myriad of other quality measures healthcare facilities are required to meet.
Federal guidelines drive life safety, environment of care, and employee safety standards, but when it comes to employee safety, some OSHA standards receive more attention than others in the healthcare industry.