healthy workplace Articles

  • Maintain a Healthy Workplace with Oil Mist Collectors

    Many machining shops use a variety of metal working fluids, which support the creation of the metal components. During the creation process, lubricants and coolants get converted into vapors, aerosols and mist, which can be very harmful to workers who work in the facility. The inhalation of metal working fluids can lead to a number of medical conditions, which includes irritation of the eyes, ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Creating a Business Case for a Safe and Healthy Workplace

    In considering a “Business Case” for creating a psychologically safe and healthy workplace, we need to move beyond the idea that companies have a moral responsibility to send workers home from work as healthy as they were when they arrived. During my learning for this post I increased my knowledge about psychological illnesses, such as anxiety and depression, ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • An ambient indoor air environment is vital to ensure a safe and healthy workplace

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. Poor IAQ is a contributing factor to both short and long-term health issues, these ...


    By PPM Technology

  • BST Proud to Partner with EU-OSHA on 2014-2015 Healthy Workplaces Campaign

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) announced the first wave of EU official campaign partners for its 2014–15 campaign “Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress.” BST EMEA is among 60 organizations across Europe partnering with EU-OSHA on the campaign. “Healthy Workplaces campaigns are coordinated in more than 30 countries and are recognized ...

  • Workplace fatalities

    An increase in workplace fatalities, like the untimely deaths of a crane operator and construction worker in New York’s lower-east side (May 2008), reinforces the desperate need for workplace safety programs.With thousands of people needlessly dying on the job every year, one can’t help but wonder what’s going wrong. According to Michael Belzer, associate research scientist with the Institute of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Ergonomics in the Workplace

    Work-related musculosketal disorders (MSDs) are one of the most frequently reported cases of lost or restricted work time and can be significantly reduced by properly fitting a job to a person, also known as the study of ergonomics. Ergonomics involves evaluating the physical aspects of an environment (e.g. workstations) as well as the way in which people work to help prevent MSDs. MSDs, ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Investing in a Safe and Healthy Workforce

    Poor physical and mental health are some of the leading contributors to inadequate employee performance. These conditions can be easily prevented or treated, but are often overlooked. This is especially true in offshore locations as employees are away from their familiar environment, friends, and family for long periods of time. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Workspace design: a case study applying participatory design principles of healthy workplaces in an industrial setting

    The Danish workspace design (WSD) research program is aimed to develop and trial a potential new concept for ergonomists and other workplace consultants who are to engage in socio-technical design processes. The objective of this paper is to report on the trial of the workspace design concept in a case involving the design and implementation of a new mixing technology in an industrial plant. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The business case: good occupational safety and health is good business

    Studies, research and numerous real-life examples show that good occupational safety and health (OSH) management practices, in addition to protecting workers’ health, can have significant benefits in terms of productivity and cost-effectiveness. Good OSH is also key to helping companies retain older workers. ...

  • 5 Tips for Building Your Company EHS Culture in a Low-Risk Environment

    Environment, health and safety (EHS) programs can do more for your company than simply checking off compliance boxes. EHS can also be an integral part of your company’s culture, demonstrating to employees that their happiness, health and safety is a priority—leading to more productivity and a more proactive approach to minimizing risk. Even in low risk environments, like offices or ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Safety Leadership in the Workplace

    Employees are most productive in a workplace that is safe, healthy, and in a conducive environment. While it may not be possible to keep workplace injuries and illnesses at zero, it is possible to minimize them, and that is what safety leadership is all about. As a safety leader, you will be expected to identify and control workplace hazards with the goal of achieving safety ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Attractive workplaces in the mine of the future: 26 statements

    The mining industry needs to attract and recruit young talented people. An important task is therefore to create attractive mining workplaces that engages and motivates youngsters that today are not particularly interested to work within the industry. Our intention is to illustrate a possible way forward to form good, healthy and safe work places honouring key components such as knowledge, skill, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Safety Smart Employers Promote Workplace Wellness

    June is National Safety Month and an opportunity for all of us to raise health and safety awareness. This can be at work, at home, and in our lives in general. Last week we talked about employers encouraging their workplaces to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Healthy office, happy employees: manage risks today for a better tomorrow

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were almost 400,000 musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) reported in 2011. This accounted for 33% of all worker injury and illness cases that year. MSDs are ergonomic-related injuries and disorders that affect muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal discs. Most common are tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and back ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Workplace Safety Training – A Double-Edged Sword

    Building workplace safety awareness on the job can be an application of two extreme views of managing people. The first would be analogous to the army first sergeant, who might tell his troops, “What I’m about to teach you will save your life, because if you don’t learn it I will kill you!” Or there’s the less threatening approach that ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • 5 Tips for Implementing Successful Workplace Safety Policies

    Logical and well-implemented safety policies are the foundation of most healthy company safety cultures. In many ways, your policies are what set the rest of your safety activities in motion. From employee training (“Here are the policies you need to follow”), to internal audits (“Are we acting in accordance with our policies?”) to injury reporting (“Were the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Why Workplace Fairness is Critical to Building Safety Culture

    Many workplace leaders underline the importance of having a “safety culture”, but beyond the statements, policies and procedures, what are the key elements that make a workplace culture truly safe? A prerequisite to creating a safety culture is to establish a culture of fairness characterized by respect and dignity for each workplace participant. This is because a culture of safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Considering the Olympics – Health vs. Safety

    What the workplace can learn from Rio 2016 Like many, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Olympics in Rio over the past few weeks and would like to congratulate team GB on their brilliant performance alongside all the other nation’s exceptional athletes. That said, anyone who has been watching this year will have seen their fair share of falls in the cycling, injuries in ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Preparing your EHS program for the recovering economy

    As 2009 progresses into its second half some are beginning to see a beam of light developing at the end of the tunnel for the economic climate of the corporate world. With budgets tightened and staffs lightened, doing more with less has become a practice that many organizations have been adapting to lately, but when the economy does begin to generate some speed again will things resume back to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Diversity Initiatives at a Consulting Company

    ABSTRACT Diversity is an extremely hot topic today, and with good reason. A tremendous number of articles on industry initiatives, court cases, and human-interest stories are appearing in newspapers, business journals, and on the Internet. It is clear that the American people, businesses and consumers alike, are demanding diversity and minority opportunity in America’s workplace. WESTONâ ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

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