Right-Sizing Risk Management for SMEs and the OSH Professionals Who Work for Them

  The rising influence of risk-based approaches and standards to developing and implementing a comprehensive risk management process is a critical paradigm shift in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession.  The shift began some time ago as forward thinking OSH professionals began to notice trends in the injury data [...]

5S + Safety Finds a New Home at an Old Refinery

Safety professionals are frequently asked to do more with less. Lean operations are the new reality for many businesses. “5S + Safety” is applicable to all organization desiring high efficiency and waste reduction. Businesses that embrace 5S + Safety realize improved company image, increased employee morale, improved product quality and [...]

Influencing Behaviors to Improve Employee Safety Performance

Companies invest thousands of dollars and countless hours implementing programs designed to prevent employee injuries, yet they still continue to occur. They hire professionals and outside consultants to interview employees and inspect facilities, but hazards still exist. Leaders say that safety is just a matter of “common sense”. If so, [...]

OSHA’s Electronic Recordkeeping Rule

On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule modernizing injury and illness (I/I) data collection and requiring that many OSHA-regulated employers with 20 or more employees electronically submit their mandatory OSHA forms to the agency on an annual basis, effective July 1, 2017. [...]