Occupational Health Articles

  • 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.

  • SHEilds Christmas Gifts #1 – Electrical Safety

    Free Safety Tips for the Season It’s that time of year again! Time to start getting serious about Christmas shopping, dig out the annual decorations and of course switch on our seasonal lights. There’s an undeniably positive boost created by lights covering the inside and outside of the household; whether it’s to brighten up dark winter days, amaze your children ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • eLearning VS Classroom Training – Pros and Cons

    A Balanced Overview of Both Learning Methods Many students struggle to choose between an eLearning course and a classroom course. With the growth of the internet and the eLearning industry, a debate continues amongst professionals on the pros and cons of each method. Some people are adamantly against eLearning, whilst others acknowledge it has an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • The Safety Benefits of Competent Line Management

    Last week I delivered an IOSH Managing Safely course to a local food manufacturer just outside of Hull in the UK. It is a four-day course, aimed at line managers and team leaders, to give them the skills they need to ensure the areas and activities they manage are safe. Delivering corporate training can sometimes be a little daunting. You never know what the audience will be like, whether ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety) – Could it Lead to more Stringent Provisions Around Legal Compliance?

    It was announced this summer (in June 2016) that the publication of the much-anticipated ISO 45001 Management System Standard for Occupational Safety & Health is to be delayed by at least a year. Initially, the plan had been for the standard to be available ...

  • NVQ Level 5 in Occupational Health & Safety Practice

    Watch and learn with SHEilds explanatory video If you’re considering taking a Level 5 City & Guilds NVQ but don’t know what to expect or where to begin don’t worry, SHEilds has you covered. To make things easier for our students – current and prospective – we’ve collected all the key information in the video below, giving ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Professional Development through SHEilds

    Where to begin and where to go next If you’re thinking of starting an eLearning course with SHEilds it can be daunting knowing where to begin or indeed – if you’ve recently completed a qualification – where to go next; the purpose of this blog is to suggest a recommended route through a typical progression of health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

    Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Career Benefits of an IOSH Managing Safely Qualification

    The career benefits of achieving an IOSH Managing Safely Qualification are most relevant to first line management and appointed safety representatives, helping learners to develop a balanced perspective of safety & health issues and an understanding related control systems. The course syllabus and training material introduces first line management team members into what an occupational health ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • NIOSH Publishes PPOP on Nanotechnology Research Center

    On June 15, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a number of Program Performance One-Pagers (PPOP), including a May 2016 PPOP on the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC). The PPOP states that the NTRC focuses on increasing understanding of hazards and related health risks to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Beat the Heat: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

    With summer underway, now is the perfect time for organizations to examine their policies and procedures regarding employee heat exposure, especially in light of the recently published document from NIOSH titled, “Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments”, Publication Number 2016-106. What is the ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Case study - New N2O monitor for occupational health and safety

    The new Geotech G200 range of N2O analysers measures N2O at 0-1000ppm or at 0-100 percent with accuracy, speed and ease-of-use.  With options for CO2, O2 and CO, the G200 range can assist anaesthetists and ...


    By Geotech

  • NIOSH Extends Comment Period on Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials

    On February 10, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Federal Register notice extending the comment period on the draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials. As reported in our January 22, 2016, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • NIOSH Publishes Draft CIB on Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials, Will Hold Public Meeting

    On January 21, 2016, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced the availability of a draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin: Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Silver Nanomaterials. The draft Current Intelligence Bulletin (CIB) includes a review and assessment of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • 3 Characteristics of The Modern Supply Chain

    Today having a modern and agile supply chain can mean the difference between staying afloat and sinking.  Over 80% of businesses report experiencing at least one supply chain disruption in 2014.  With constant and rapidly changing market conditions, organizations need to be lean and flexible in order to respond to disruptions quickly and effectively. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • NanoValid Publishes “Nano to go!”

    In September 2015, “Nano to go!” was published. “Nano to go!” is “a practically oriented guidance on safe handling of nanomaterials and other innovative materials at the workplace.” The German Federal Institute for Occupational Health (BAuA) developed it within the NanoValid project. “Nano to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • OSHwiki article in the spotlight: Ergonomics and occupational safety and health (OSH)

    The European Month of Ergonomics gets started on 1 October. It is organised by the Federation of the European Ergonomics Societies (FEES), an official campaign partner of EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. The aim is to promote collaboration between ergonomists and occupational health and safety experts. An  ...

  • 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.

  • 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

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