workplace risk Articles

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

    Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise risk ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • The workplace of the future ? liability issues and risk management

    The nature and impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) involve major challenges for the management of liability issues in the workplace of the future. Risk management of these liability issues also needs to take account of other emerging trends in the workplace. The benefit of general regulatory regimes has been that they can be readily applied to novel situations to protect ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is the difference between a REL and a PEL?

    There is often confusion between exposure limits put out by different agencies even within the same administration. For example, here the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) establishes Recommended Exposure Limits (RELs) whereas the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issues Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs). Realizing the difference between the two is ...


    By ChemDAQ, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Heat Stress In The Workplace

    Heta stress monitoring, why you should monitor, effects of heat stress and how to combat it in the workplace. Why should you measure heat stress? If you or your employees work in hot environments you may be susceptible to heat stress. Heat stress us caused when the temperature of a surround area or the core body temperature is raised resulting in dangerous high levels. ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • Workplace safety in the economic slump

    As we progress through the current downturn in our economy companies are finding ways to cope with such effects as declining revenues, reduced workforces and tight-to-non-existent credit. With organizations facing new challenges in order to remain afloat and sustainable, many areas of operation have begun to experience some effects. One such area that is critical to an organization’s success but ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Guide to asbestos in the workplace

    Asbestos is a well-known hazard in many workplaces - whether the asbestos is part of the work itself, or whether it is simply in components of the building or site where work is being performed. Employers are bound by regulations of both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) that serve to protect employees from asbestos exposure ...


  • 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

  • Keep it Down! Controlling Noise in the Workplace

    According to the HSE, over one million employees in the UK are exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most prevalent, but often ignored, risks in the workplace and employees must, by law, be protected. Once noise-induced hearing loss has taken place, it is irreversible. Clearly prevention is the most sensible option here as 1 in 7 ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 3 Tips on Creating a Safe Workplace

    Regardless of whether you own a small business or a large corporation, it takes everyone to make sure the workplace is safe. After all, you don't want your employees getting injured for something that could have been prevented, right? When you take that responsibility seriously, the number of injuries and illnesses in the workplace are bound to drop significantly. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • How to Handle the Aftermath of a Workplace Injury

    Accidents happen – it’s an unfortunate reality for many employees, who are susceptible to accidents at work, and employers, who often are monetarily liable for medical bills and reparations after the fact. While the proper precautions can significantly lessen the risks associated with workplace injuries, employers should be aware of the proper processes following an accident. To ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Putting infection control into practice in the workplace

    Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Since more than one in five workplace illnesses in private industry occur in a hospital setting , hospitals ...

  • 6 Typical electrical hazards in the workplace

    What’s at Stake? Electrical shock is a leading cause of workplace fatalities and almost every day approximately one electrocution, 10 disabling injuries and 100 electrical shocks are reported. What’s the Danger? There are four main electricity-related injuries:  Electrocution; Shock, which is caused when ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Healthcare in Crisis: Workplace Safety at Hospitals

    Not long ago, I spent an extended time in the hospital with my father. As I stayed by his side, I was surprised to see how many potential workplace hazards and possible near-miss injuries hospital employees faced. The staff was looking out for my father’s safety, but I wondered if they were thinking about their own safety as well. We count on physicians, nurses and healthcare ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Toxicogenomics and the Workplace: What You Need to Know

    Toxicogenomics is the study of the relationship between genes and the influence chemicals may have on them. This exciting new area promises to revolutionize how we assess environmental, workplace and other risks; define sensitive subpopulations for risk assessment purposes, identify biomarkers of exposure and develop tools for predictive toxicology and screening. Although these predictions may ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Noise at Work, Workplace Noise and Issues with Noise

    Noise at Work Regulations to Control Workplace Noise The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) became effective in 2006.  The Regulations are relevant to all employers who operate a noisy workplace and should be an integral part of any health and safety strategy.  ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • 3 Tips to Make Your Technology Workplace Safer

    Learn more about how to eliminate environment, health, and safety risks that impact your people, your brand, and your customers so you can focus on growing your business. Click on the image to view in SlideShare or download the full infographic ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • Don’t let the bugs win – Preventing workplace infections

    Taking steps to improve hygiene at work Hygiene has been the focus of many surveys and studies undertaken by various organisations including BUPA, G4S, Which? and the University of Arizona. What they have discovered is toilet facilities have improved drastically over the last 10 years to the point of being a type of “showcase” for companies on how much they appreciate and ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Paris Attacks: Is Your Workplace Prepared for an Act of Terrorism?

    The risk of terrorist attacks is something that every employer—at a minimum—should consider and, if necessary, prepare for in its emergency response planning. The recent attacks at the soccer stadium and concert hall in Paris, France, while shocking in their brutality, were not inconceivable, given that public venues where large groups gather are logical targets. ...


    By SafetySmart

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