Safety Awareness Articles

  • Safety Leadership Spotlight | Using Leading Indicators to Drive Organizational Safety Performance

    On January 18th, I sat down with EHSQ Community member, and Principal, Larry Coco, of ESH & Quality Consulting, to hear his thoughts on how leading indicators are transforming workplace safety in business. Over the last 30 years, Larry has managed ESHQ teams in the commercial nuclear industry with Westinghouse and on operations contractor teams at Department of Energy weapons production ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Working and Safety with Overhead Powerlines

    Safety considerations for OHPL It’s safe to assume almost everyone is aware of the considerable dangers presented by powerlines, but how well do you understand the attached risks? Would you know what to do in an emergency situation involving downed powerlines or while working close by? Regulation 14 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires that work may be ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 5 Creative & Fun Ways to Keep Safety Top-of-Mind

    The most successful EHS programs are those that are part of company culture and actively engage employees in the process. Safety does not have to seem like a chore or even boring. Engage your employees with using creative, funny or interesting art throughout the facility.  Of course, safety is no joke, but it's nice to take a moment every once in a while and see the lighter side. Here are ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that it takes extensive time and investment to develop the food safety culture needed to meet the Global Standard for Food Safety requirements and achieve ...


    By SGS

  • Second Enhesa-Bloomberg BNA Survey Confirms Trend Towards Increasing Use of Audits for Compliance Assurance Worldwide

    This past February, Bloomberg BNA and Enhesa launched their 2nd joint benchmarking survey of corporate environment, health and safety auditing departments, with a particular focus on global auditing practices. Drawing close to 500 respondents, this survey not only demonstrated how the EHS auditing profession is continuing to grow and evolve in important ways, but also highlighted the impact the ...

  • Aviation safety management systems

    The importance of a safety management system (SMS) is reinforced by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s 2009 mandate requiring its introduction. The post SMS implementation findings of an ICAO council member state highlighted the need for a timely and verifiable project management structure when instituting such change. The appropriateness of using accident rates, number of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Case study - Audits and Inspections-are you doing them for the right reasons?

    As a software provider we are often asked to suggest different templates for helping clients to manage audits and inspections. The benefits of Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety (QEHS) software tools are that it makes managing all audits and inspections a much easier task. However we want to help clients ensure that they are doing the right type of audits and inspections. One fundamental ...


    By EHA Soft Solutions

  • 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

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Always Be Diligent Concerning Personal Protective Equipment

    This month pesticide safety educators, health professionals and other experts from around the U.S. will explore how to motivate pesticide handlers to use best practices concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The discussion is part of a Pesticide PPE Seminar Series sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). PPE includes apparel and devices worn to ...


  • Public awareness and stakeholder engagement in India's nuclear energy regulatory process

    The accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has shown that the generation of nuclear energy involves an inherent risk of failure irrespective of undertaken precautions and safety measures. Therefore, members of the public - the principal stakeholders - shall be provided with significant opportunities for their engagement in the nuclear regulatory process. In general, openness for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Make sure you aren`t overlooking safety observations....

    EHS Blog for Power Utilities In the world of Power Utilities, the idea of recordable incidents, corrective actions, refresher training, etc. often comes up. What is becoming more and more apparent with an increase in overall Safety Awareness is a move towards safety observations and exchanges. Employees are now, more than ever, being encouraged to record an observation around safety to be ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Marathon Petroleum Company case study

    Garyville Refinery, Garyville, LA With the help of URS Corporation, we were asked to produce rail road crossing solar safety signs. Marathon Petroleum had experienced a problem at a hazardous crossing inside their Garyville, LA refinery. Always concerned with safety, they wanted a safety sign that brought more awareness than the typical rail road ...


  • Supporting a global audit program - how the convergence business model provides consistent quality audits and business value case study

    Client: Fortune 500 US Global Company Sector: Pharmaceuticals Services: Environmental, health and safety (EHS) auditing for compliance to laws, regulations, company policies, and best practices; EHS Management Systems Additional Specialty Focus Areas: Process Safety; Radiation Safety; Registration, Evaluation, ...


    By convergence consulting LLC

  • Canarina RADIA · electromagnetic pollution · audit of environmental systems · introduction 2

    RADIA SOFTWARE Solutions: It is ideal for environmental impact assessments, environmental consultancy services and environmental engineering. With this application you will be able to import images and pictures (previously saved BMP files) and Google maps. These images will be background pictures and images for your program window. Many programs and computer applications (AutoCad, 3d Studio, ...

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