safety awareness Articles

  • Are you aware of these dangerous health & safety myths?

    Risk Ignorance and you risk it all We have all heard the “myths” of health and safety such as children being banned from playing conkers in the playground due to flying debris which could cause an eye injury, trapeze artists requiring hard hats or candyfloss not being available on sticks anymore in case consumers fall and impale themselves.  All of these have been ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Casella STORM Guardian helps build flood safety and awareness - Case Study

    Casella has helped Northamptonshire County Council to raise safety and awareness in the region by supplying robust rain gauges to 15 local communities. The Casella STORM Guardian rain gauges can collect rainfall data remotely and mitigate the risk from the increasing incidence of high intensity rainfall and flash flooding. The Issue It is a common perception amongst homeowners ...


    By Casella

  • Asbestos Awareness: Preventing a Hazardous Workplace

    Many on-the-job hazards are obvious... leaking machinery... dangerous chemicals... slippery floors. However, other hazards aren't so obvious. There may be no visible signals that they are present at all. That's why Asbestos is often known as 'the silent killer.' While you often can't see, taste or smell it..., prolonged periods of exposure to Asbestos can cause lung disease, cancer... even death. ...


  • Increasing asbestos awareness as a preventative measure

    Asbestos is a naturally occuring mineral known for its durability and fire-resistant properties. In the past, the substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing, to name a few. When asbestos containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers can be released into the air. If these ...


    By EnviroVantage

  • How to Plan & Execute an EHS Awareness Day

    A common theme among successful EHS programs is awareness and understanding among employees. Employees need to know what EHS is, why it’s important, and how they can contribute to a healthier and safer work environment. But oftentimes this isn’t the case. According to our research, 72% of employees are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Exploring emergency response: theories of communities of practice, safety cultures, situation awareness and tacit knowledge

    This paper discusses theoretical constructs from various domains to explore emergency response management. Using the Piper Alpha disaster as an example, we argue that applying a communities of practice lens can inform understandings of safety cultures, shared situation awareness, and tacit knowledge. First, we briefly outline the Piper Alpha event and detail communities of practice theory with a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Situational Awareness: The Often-Ignored Hazard Control

    Within the scope and context of high-reliability safety cultures, hazard control extends into a third dimension of situational awareness beyond conditions and behaviors. While safe conditions are both required by regulatory compliance measures (OSHA, n.d.) as well as promulgated by national consensus standards and provide basic hazard control mechanisms for stagnant hazards such as machinery ...

  • Hearing protection - Hearing Awareness Week - 23rd to 29th August

    Who is responsible? Workplace/Occupational Health & Safety legislation in each State and Territory outline the responsibilities of individuals with regard to the management and control of Workplace Noise. Generally speaking the responsibility is placed on the owners of the workplace, the employer, and management of a particular site. Employees also have certain responsibilities. Employers and ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Saving Lives in Construction: March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness

    What’s a traumatic brain injury or TBI? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines it as an injury that disrupts how the brain works. TBIs can occur when the head receives a bump, jolt, blow, or is penetrated by an object (like a nail from a nail gun, a bullet, or a knife). The most common cause of a TBI is a fall. Injuries to the brain can also occur in car accidents, ...


    By 360training.com, Inc.

  • Raising awareness on materials recycling using undergraduate engineering research

    Undergraduate research in engineering was used as a means of raising awareness on materials recycling and alternative recycled material products and processes. Over a three-year period, the authors hosted undergraduate researchers to work on rubber and polymer concrete, rubber-sandwich structures and recycled rubber materials for road embankments and retaining wall backfills. This paper discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Gender equality in Health and Safety

    The Oxford English Dictionary gives a definition of equality as “The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities” Discrimination is common against both genders in different work environments, however it is not easy to find many statistics or research results on this particular topic and women do not appear to be well represented in the Health and Safety arena. ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Holiday Health and Safety on the Move

    Travel tips to protect your well-being International travel and holidays are something we typically take for granted in this day and age, being a largely affordable luxury allowing us to experience new places and cultures. However, this freedom comes at a cost with long distance travel presenting potential health and safety issues which range from minor to life threatening. Common ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Transforming Health & Safety

    What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Basic Principle of Safety

    A basic principle of safety can be illustrated by the accident triangle. This principle states that for each accidental death that occurs, there are X instances of human injury, Y instances of property damage, and Z instances of what we will call Near Misses (in which the hazardous situation exists but an accident does not occur). Common examples of Near Miss behavior include smoking in bed, or ...

  • Electric Safety in the Workplace

    Every day, in every business, there is one bill the employer will pay and that is the electricity bill. Electricity is used constantly, whether it is boiling a kettle, using a computer or equipment. It is intrinsic to our lives and is vital for our day to day activities. It is easy to take for granted; every now and then we are reminded of its importance. An example of this is when there is a ...

  • Safety Shares Benefit Everyone

    Have you ever attended a meeting in your workplace that began with someone informally presenting a Safety Share? If you typically work in an office environment, you’ve probably wondered why your organization even requires these for non-field ...


    By EHS Insight

  • 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

  • Global harmonization — A catalyst for safety

    The majority of employers in the United States would not argue the point that the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) has cost their company an incredible amount of time, money, and grief since its inception. Though it is a great concept, I question whether the HCS, even after more than 20 years in existence, has produced more than a few positive results in the eyes of most employers and ...

  • The pied piper of safety

    Many of us remember the story of the Pied Piper, that mythical person who simply played a flute to get all the mice to follow him wherever he wanted them to go. Sometimes it doesn’t take a flute. It just takes a person who is so passionate about their cause that they make others want to follow. I’ve met such a person. His name is David Biderman, whom I respectfully dub the Pied Piper ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Standardised geo–sensor webs and web–based geo–processing for near real–time situational awareness in emergency management

    Up–to–date, accurate, and reliable information is fundamental for time–critical decision support and sustainable emergency management. In this paper, we show how standardised geo–sensor webs, in combination with web–based geo–processing, can enhance efficiency in emergency response and management, demonstrated in the field of radiation safety. We focus on end user and information requirements and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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