If 2020 was the year occupational safety was thrust into the spotlight, 2021 was the year that proved it needs to stay there. COVID-19 hasn’t gone away. Neither have all your other safety responsibilities. And no one needs to remind you of that. You’ve made it through two very tough years. Go ahead, pat yourself […]
Safety Management Systems
An independent accreditation institute created by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will debut this summer.
The American Society of Safety Professionals’ (ASSP) Safety 2021 Conference and Expo will now take place in September as a hybrid in-person and virtual event. Safety 2021 will take place Sept. 13-15 in Austin, TX, and online. This framework replaces ASSP’s original plan to hold Safety 2021 in Denver in June. ASSP says it’s working […]
Looking for a safety management program that will lead to a self-sustaining safety culture? The Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) does just that. SHARP is aimed at smaller companies that need more help with their safety programs. It’s offered through federal and state OSHAs (the requirements in each locale may be a bit […]
The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association has a message for its members and anyone else interested in OSHA compliance assistance: Don’t worry, it isn’t going anywhere.
An investigation by iWatchNews.org shows a number of employee deaths at “model workplaces” within OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) haven’t been recorded in the agency’s database that monitors the program. And the facilities remain in VPP today.
A new paper by a Wharton professor argues offering employees higher pay to do a dangerous job doesn’t make it ethical, particularly if the trade-off is delaying necessary safety measures.
The National Safety Council’s 2014 Congress marked the official kick-off of a program to help small- to medium-size companies get the resources they need to keep their employees safe.
Even if your company isn’t in transportation, some items on the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) Most Wanted List of 10 safety issues are easily applicable to all sorts of industries.
OSHA administrator David Michaels has said that a new regulation to require companies to develop their own injury and illness prevention programs (I2P2) is a top priority for the agency. Now, a new OSHA white paper makes the case for the program. See what you think:
When I was in my fifth year as a supervisor in an OSHA enforcement office, we had what was unfortunately a relatively routine case involving a contractor. An employee was on the third level of a scaffold doing plaster work on a residential construction site when he fell, broke his neck and was killed. This […]
It’s now safe to say federal OSHA won’t enact a new rule requiring companies to have safety management systems before the end of President Obama’s term in January 2017.
What are the most important steps companies can take to mitigate risk and control loss through workplace safety? A 20-year occupational safety veteran reveals his Top 10 list.
We asked safety pros to rate which of 21 safety topics are most important to them. Ones involving OSHA ranked at the top of the list.
OSHA has a lot of proposed new regs in the pipeline, from silica exposure limits to injury and illness prevention programs. Now we have an idea of the order in which they will receive action.
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