Archive for the ‘Safe Workplace’ Category

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Are Your Employees Aligned with Your Purpose?

June 27th, 2017

In collaboration with fellow B-Corp, Imperative and Ascendant Global Leadership (AGL), SHERPA Sustainability Institute expands its 2017 Research Study on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The focus is on understanding how to better align frontline workers with the values and purpose of the company. The research team’s hypothesis is that there is a disconnect in behavioral […]

ISO 45001 Update

June 27th, 2017

ISO’s first standard for occupational health and safety management systems is moving toward the final approval stage November 2017. The expected publication date is February 18, 2018. The voluntary standard provides the requirements for implementing a management system and framework that reduces the risk of harm and ill health to employees. ISO 45001 follows in […]

Safe + Sound Week

June 14th, 2017

On June 1, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the designation of June 12-18, 2017, as “Safe + Sound Week,” a new nationwide effort that calls on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. […]

Is There A Correlation Between Higher Injuries and Production Demands?

May 30th, 2017

Ask any safety professional and without hesitation they will answer, ‘of course’! Now a study confirms the relationship between an increase in injuries, and even fatalities, when the focus narrows to meeting earning forecasts. The increase in injuries is 5 – 15% higher in fact, and significantly higher in firms that barely meet forecasts compared […]

OSHA Resource: Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

May 25th, 2017

This site has tips for getting started, continuous improvement, core elements of an effective program, tools, case studies and more. A safe workplace is sound business.

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 […]