workplace health Articles

  • This New Year, Commit to Workplace Health and Safety

    Workplace health and safety is something that every industry and career path faces in its own way. While our team primarily focuses on issues that impact people who work with chemicals or liquids, like fuel distributors or chemists, we see on the news all too often the impact of lax safety regulations in all sorts of workplaces and industries. We understand that accidents happen sometimes ...

  • The right connections

    Employers like it. That's the short verdict on Workplace Health Connect (WHC), the government's ambitious £20-million two-year pilot project to help small and medium-sized businesses tackle key workplace health issues, just as its funding comes to an end.The HSE launched WHC in February 2006, calling it an 'exciting' project on a 'scale unlike anything we have done before'. With less than 3% of ...


    By LexisNexis

  • Lights, Camera, Action (and Safety!)

    On February 20, 2014, the crew of the biographical film Midnight Rider attempted to shoot a scene with a metal bed while standing on a railroad bridge suspended over the Altamaha River. Unexpectedly, a train traveling at great speed, made its way on set giving the cast and crew only seconds to evacuate the site. When the train hit the metal bed, the shrapnel struck crew members, killing a ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Safety Revolution: How I2P2 Will Reshape Your Business

    There’s a big change on the horizon in American workplace health and safety and it will affect every business across the U.S. in every sector. It’s called I2P2 , the Injury and Illness Protection Program, and it’s in everyone’s interest to get to know it better, because it’s going to reshape the occupational health and safety landscape – permanently. If you ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Preventing Workplace Violence for Health Care & Social Service Workers

    Workplace violence affects health care and social service workers. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines workplace violence as “violent acts (including physical assaults and threats of assaults) directed toward persons at work or on duty.”4 This includes terrorism as illustrated by the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 that resulted in the deaths of ...

  • Why Your Company Needs Workplace Health and Safety Policies

    Health and safety policies might not sound like the most interesting topics to many people. But without them, a company risks serious interruption of its operations, whether it’s due to illness, injury or accident. There are several components to crafting effective health and safety policies, and good reasons to make sure an organization gets it right. What Do Health and Safety Policies Cover? ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Incorporating uncertainty and variability in the assessment of occupational hazards

    Uncertainty reflects ignorance associated with population traits (e.g. average exposure levels to a contaminant), with models used to predict risk (e.g. which statistical model is correct), and with a host of other considerations. Variability reflects an intrinsic property of a system (e.g. body mass indices possess a distribution across a population). The incorporation of uncertainty and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 'The new attractive mine': 36 research areas for attractive workplaces in future deep metal mining

    Future efficient mining operations will be dependent upon a highly competent and well motivated work force, on all levels. The mining companies will have to recruit their personnel from a limited group of talented individuals with high demands and expectations on future work. In order to be successful with this, the companies must offer attractive workplaces that are safe, sound, interesting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Managing health risks in the offshore workplace: Impact on health climate, safety climate and risk identification

    The study, conducted in the offshore oil industry (N=1374), sought to examine how the management of health risks in the workplace is assessed and evaluated by the workforce and how these practices influence health climate, safety climate and risk-taking behaviours. Results suggest that employees at worksites engaging in positive health risk management practices were more satisfied that management ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil Skimming Makes for a Safer Work Environment

    Waste oil is a common byproduct of a large number of processes. Once oil enters your wastewater, it can have a negative impact on the health and safety of your workforce. The Health Advantages of Skimming Oil When oil lingers in waste or process water, it traps anaerobic bacteria, which can cause adverse health effects. If left unchecked, this bacteria buildup results in foul odors in the ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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

  • OSHA increases fines for workplace safety and health citations

    Consistent with OSHA’s Philosophy to increase enforcement activities, they have also increased fines associated with citations. In a memo dated April 22, 2010, OSHA’s Assistant Secretary David Michaels has increased penalties for violations of OSHA regulations. They suggest that fines for serious, repeat and willful violations will increase and the ability of negotiations to reduce ...

  • BOHS welcomes new HSE guidance as Society wins European recognition for its Welding Fume Control Selector Tool

    The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) has applauded the publication of new guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the effective management of exposures to welding fume. In 2018 The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published a report with the reclassification of welding fume as carcinogenic to humans. Up until then it was previously thought that ...

  • 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 excellence. This can ...


    By EHS Insight

  • The Regulatory Implications of Nanotechnology

    Nanotechnology is at the center of a growing debate among scientists, regulators, industry representatives, policy makers, and others over whether existing regulatory controls are adequate to address the potential risks posed by the technology and its byproducts. Some interested parties -- including Clayton Teague, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office -- believe that ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 3 Safety Risks to your Business

    Health and safety related incidents are more commonplace at work than you may think. According to the International Labour Organization, 153 workers have a work-related accident every 15 seconds. Think about that for a moment. No matter the industry within which you operate, there is a very real risk that something could go wrong at any given moment. And, from small to significant incidents, the ...


    By Rivo, a Sphera Company

  • Safety Smart Workplaces Stand Ready to Respond

    Every year in June we observe National Safety Month. It’s an opportunity for the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of reducing injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities. Each week has a theme, and this week’s was “Stand Ready to Respond,” highlighting the importance of ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Five Benefits of Continuous Oil Removal in Canmaking

    The global demand for beverage cans will increase between two and three percent in 2015, according to a recent forecast by Alcoa, one of the world’s leading suppliers of aluminum canstock. With the number of cans rolling off production lines fast approaching one-half trillion a year, canmakers are constantly challenged to optimize their plant operations. Each step of can manufacturing ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • 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 “Stand Ready to Respond” in case of a workplace incident. This week, the National Safety Council (NSC) encourages us to “Be Healthy.” In our ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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