Archive for the ‘Safe Workplace’ Category

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Align Occupational Health & Safety as a Business Strategy

May 1st, 2017

Highlights from the workshop presented at the AAOHN 2017 International Conference. Many leaders in the health & safety field believe that it is not just important that we demonstrate value, but that it is critical to our professions that we do so. It is also imperative that we align our services and programs to the […]

Workers’ Memorial Day

April 28th, 2017

Workers’ Memorial Day is observed every year on April 28. It is a day to honor those workers who have died on the job, to acknowledge the grievous suffering experienced by families and communities, and to recommit ourselves to the fight for safe and healthful workplaces for all workers. It is also the day OSHA […]

Considering ISO 45001?

March 30th, 2017

ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements, is due for release in 2017 to help organizations reduce the burden of injuries and illnesses. Tracking indicates that over 6,300 people die each day from work-related accidents or diseases – that’s nearly 2.3million every year, which breaks down to, 262 happening every hour 65 […]

OSHA’s Safe & Sound Campaign

March 27th, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its “Safe and Sound Campaign” recently, calling on employers to review their safety and health programs to protect workers, and reduce workplace injuries and deaths. The document summarizes that employers have proven that safety and health programs reduce the numbers of injuries and […]

It’s Time to Get Ready For ISO 45001!

February 22nd, 2017

Are you interested in pursuing ISO 45001? While a final version of the International Organization Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems has not been published yet, it will. In fact, it is due for release this year and specifies requirements for an effective management system framework to improve safety; reduce workplace risks; and […]

Online Injuries and Illnesses Tracking

January 17th, 2017

Remember, there have been a few changes to the OSHA Recordkeeping requirements. One change is the new requirement for online tracking of injuries and illnesses that took effect Jan. 1, 2017. This recordkeeping change requires employers with 250 or more employees in industries covered by the recordkeeping regulation to electronically submit information from their 2016 […]

Sustainability in the Workplace: What Does Safety Have To Do With It?

January 7th, 2017

OSHA released a White Paper last month titled, Sustainability in the Workplace: A New Approach for Advancing Worker Safety and Health. According to Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor, “Embracing safety and health as a cornerstone of sustainability is good for workers and good for business.” Without safety and health as the cornerstone, the term […]

Déjà vu – 2016 OSHA Top Ten

December 14th, 2016

Year after year, the top ten OSHA compliance violations remain almost identical. OSHA believes that if companies ensure that these elements are corrected/ developed, it would reduce the number of fatalities, amputations, and hospitalizations each year. There are other issues to consider at your workplace that can be easily resolved, ensuring safety, injury prevention and […]

Update To Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

November 19th, 2016

OSHA has issued a final rule on the update to the Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems to better protect workers in general industry. Falls from heights and on the same level continue to be among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and fatalities. The revised ruling updates and clarifies the standards and […]

Hasbro Launches BE FEARLESS BE KIND: Imagine the Possibilities…

October 28th, 2016

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, launched BE FEARLESS BE KIND, its largest philanthropic initiative ever, designed to empower kids to have the empathy, compassion and courage to stand up for others and be inclusive throughout their lives… What if organizations launched a similar initiative? Empathy, inclusivity, compassion, joy, civility…Can you imagine? […]