Workplace Safety Articles

  • Modeling Tip: How to Import BREEZE AERMOD files into BREEZE Risk Analyst for Human Health Risk Assessments

    Humans can be exposed to hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) either directly through inhalation or indirectly through ingestion or dermal contact, which can result in acute or chronic health effects. The risk of exposure varies depending on a number of variables, including the meteorological conditions, local geographical and emissions characteristics, the age of the individuals being exposed, and ...

  • 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.

  • Housekeeping at Work – Don’t Sweep It Under the Rug

    What’s at Stake? Housekeeping at work is about much more than cleaning windows and sweeping up dust bunnies. Poor housekeeping can cause injuries, slow down production, dampen morale, start fires and cause catastrophic explosions of combustible dusts. What’s the Danger? A messy workplace not only affects workers’ ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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

  • Anti-Bullying Week and the Workplace

    ‘Keep Calm’ but don’t just ‘Carry On’ As you may likely know – particularly if you follow Twitter hashtags – this week is England’s ‘Anti Bullying Week’ being promoted under the theme of ‘Power for Good’. Typical of such campaigns, the focus of the week is on tackling bullying among school ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Health and Safety Program Performance, Engagement and Autonomy

    The national retail federation in the U.S. estimates that retail supports 1 out of every 4 jobs in the United States. Retail is incredibly important to the global economy. In fact, many if not all of us have probably been employed by the retail industry at some point in our lives. As such, most of us understand how critical motivation and culture are in ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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

  • Crane Operator Duties – 3 Different Jobs for 3 Different Cranes

    Crane operator duties involve more than just hoisting stuff from one place to another. To drive and maintain those iconic behemoths of industry requires training, experience and testing to get a certification that has to be renewed about every five years. There’s more: There are actually three separate categories of crane operations ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • 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

  • How do I get into Health and Safety?

    A Professional’s Journey from Zero to Health and Safety Hero Health & Safety is a continuously growing sector with more companies taking its implementation and management seriously. The optimist in me would like to think it is growing due to a moral concern about the safety of others and this is true in many cases, but it’s also true that Health & Safety is ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 10 Emergency Eyewash Best Practices

    A chemical eye injury is something to avoid at all costs; it’s a painful and frightening experience and one that may leave a person blinded for life. So if your workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals and other substances, it’s imperative that you do everything you can to ensure that your ...


    By SafetySmart

  • 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

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • Health & Safety challenges for the smaller organisation

    Complying with large company legislation on smaller resources Having worked for large and small companies managing Health & Safety, I’ve experienced the challenges that smaller organisations face due to their size and relative lack of resources. According to the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06152, 7th December 2015, in 2015 there were ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 6 Commonly Overlooked EHS Risks for Lower-Risk Facilities—And How to Address Them

    EHS managers of lower-risk facilities understand that, while compliance is a must, their highest priority is ensuring employees work in a safe, comfortable and protected environment. But as companies focus their attention on expanding locally and globally, some EHS risks can be unknown or overlooked. In our experience working with lower-risk facilities—work that has led to the development ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Adopting a Technology Approach for Health and Safety

    Health and safety regulations and departments have long been a part of working life. Their presence isn’t always felt, but they lie beneath the surface of almost every procedure, equipment installation and working practice. Many businesses still rely on a large collection of spreadsheets and even paper records, all of which document every applicable EH&S procedure and any reported ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Thoughts from a course advisor at SHEilds

    Helping people achieve great Health & Safety I have been a course advisor for SHEilds since November 2015 and what an amazing time it’s been! A lot of family and friends ask me what exactly is the role of a course advisor? I tell them it is one of the most important roles in the company as we are the first line of contact when dealing with clients. Making ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Getting Health and Safety Commitment: Where and How to Start

    Reality has set in. You are the new plant safety person and it’s time to start moving forward with figuring out how to become the capable and informed safety person that your plant needs. As we talked about in our first post in this ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Curtailing Construction’s Fatal Four: Shrinking Struck-By Injury Incidents

    The “Fatal Four” of construction are falls, electrocutions, workers being caught in or between objects, and worker being struck by objects. In the United States, these hazards consistently account for over 50% of construction worker deaths annually. This translates into the deaths of over 899 workers on a yearly basis. In our four part blog post series, we will examine each hazard and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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