job safety Articles

  • Technical and safety practices

    Safety is absolutely paramount in the medical industry, with lives literally at stake if something were o go wrong. Regrettably, this was more than reinforced recently following the tragic news of a death of a newborn at a hospital in Sydney, Australia, after it was mistakenly administered nitrous oxide (N2O) instead of oxygen (O2) in July this ...


    By Geotech

  • Job Safety Analysis and Safety Alerts

    When you're working on the field, always remember to apply best practices and job safety analysis (JSA) to ensure a safe workplace. Below are insights into the JSA process, and how it helps manage occupational incidents.  ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Employee Health and Safety Involvement - Communicating with your Workforce

    Part of a recognised management system such as HSG65 or ISO 18001 is the requirement that companies strive for ‘continual improvement’. On the face of it this seems like an unquestionable positive, but its pursuit is not without pitfalls. These are intended to be productive exercises aimed at improving systems and safety. Unfortunately some companies tend to ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 10 Reasons why you should continuously monitor low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants for worker safety

    1. Sterilant chemicals are highly toxic Low temperature and liquid chemical sterilants are designed to kill all microorganisms including resistant spores and if they were not toxic, they would not be effective in sufficiently high concentration to destroy all microbial life including the chemically resistant sporicidal forms of certain ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • 5 Steps to Better Job Safety Analysis

    We live in a world of acronym fatigue. This something we’re not immune to in the world of health and safety either. HSE, EHS, MOC, WCB and JSA. It seems that for health and safety professionals, not a day goes by without an acronym filled conversation. Let’s focus on one of the acronyms that may sometimes get overlooks. JSA – or job safety analysis. What exactly is job safety ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Is job insecurity a risk factor in occupational health and safety?

    The main aim of the present study was to examine how job insecurity influences job satisfaction as well as on-the-job risk behaviour. An additional aim was to analyse how risk perception affects the associations between job insecurity, job dissatisfaction and behaviour. The results of the study are based on a self-completion questionnaire survey carried out among employees experiencing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Safety culture and its reflections in job and organisational design: Total Safety Management

    Recent attempts to capture system safety have focused on the term 'safety culture', indicating a shift in emphasis from individual and directly accident-related factors to organisational and 'latent' factors related to safety. Based on the socio-technical systems approach, an extension of existing models of safety culture is suggested, termed Total Safety Management in accordance with current ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Important Job of Oil Mist Collectors

    The majority of business owners whose manufacturing process requires machinery that uses coolants, lubricants, or oils know how vital it is to keep the spray or mist released, during the operation from collecting on walls, ceilings or floors as much as possible. Emissions that are uncollected, can lead to slippery surfaces and an unhealthy working environment, which is why an  ...


    By ProVent, LLC

  • Safety Spotlight: Driver Safety

    According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' most recent report, almost a quarter of Fatal Occupational Injuries were attributed to roadway incidents. This represented a 5% increase on the previous year. Road accidents are also unsurprisingly the leading cause of on-the-job death for truck drivers in the United States.  Robust ...

  • Affective job insecurity and risk taking at work

    The purpose of the study was to investigate the affective side of job insecurity, and how it might influence risk taking at work. Two hypotheses were tested: (1) affective aspects of job insecurity, together with hazardous work arrangements, and overtime pressure influence risk taking behaviour. (2) Job satisfaction and work motivation mediate the association between affective job insecurity and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • EHS Jobs Roundup: 9/28 - 10/2

    EHS Specialist  Lear Corporation - Rochester Hills, MI The EHS Specialist will work closely with the HR manager to achieve a “Safety First” ...


    By EHS Insight

  • EHS Jobs Roundup: 8/31 - 9/4

    We've compiled a listing of this week's hottest EHS jobs. Check out the latest opportunities from around the nation. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Safety Training and Environmental Safety for Workers

    Safety training is a necessary part of an employment environment since it helps workers to remain free from harm and injury while performing their duties in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency that mandates, educates and enforces workplace safety practices for specific fields of employment. Employees typically learn how to safely ...


    By OSEA

  • Using Web-Based Collaboration to improve Job Hazard Analysis

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a hazard analysis of jobs to ensure mitigating controls such as engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment (PPE) are applied to protect workers from harm. The Departments of Energy, Defense, and Interior have specific standards that require performing hazard analyses.  As an Environmental ...


    By Alliant Corporation

  • Safety culture and an effective safety process

    Let’s face it … we have to face it … the waste industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. It continually has high rates of fatalities and injuries. While these rates have dropped over the years, the numbers are still too high. To bring these numbers down, it is going to take a team effort on everyone’s part—from large company CEOs to drivers in ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Crane Operator Duties – 3 Different Jobs for 3 Different Cranes

    Crane operator duties involve more than just hoisting stuff from one place to another. To drive and maintain those iconic behemoths of industry requires training, experience and testing to get a certification that has to be renewed about every five years. There’s more: There are actually three separate categories of crane operations ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • People working for the Environment: Combining conservation with job creation - case study

    On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC has used conservation projects on private land to develop local contractors and create long-term jobs. On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC used alien clearning projects on private land to develop contractors who would be able to take on future work independently. The Table Mountain Fund (TMF), established and administered by WWF South Africa, ...

  • The Future of Safety at EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference

    Here at Intelex we rely on EHS Today as an important source of industry news, as do many of our customers. It was no surprise that their conference covered some of the most cutting-edge trends in the Environmental, Health and Safety space. Intelex Health and Safety Practice Manager Eric Morris was among those discussing where safety is heading through his workshop entitled, “The Future of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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