EH&S Insider Blog

.Com Safety Blogs: Online Sources for Blue-Collar Industries

In a recent post, we looked at .gov safety blogs on the net. Many others exist that you shouldn't overlook, especially when considering how wide the need is for safety information in the workplace.
Topics: Safety Resources

.Gov Safety Blogs: Online Sources for Blue-Collar Industries

As a manager in a blue-collar industry, you're perhaps a bit frustrated lately trying to find reliable information online about safety in the workplace. With literally hundreds of blogs out there about workplace safety, which ones can you rely on?
Topics: Safety Resources

Guidelines to Help Prevent Workplace Slips, Trips and Falls

Before we can address the prevention of slips, trips, and falls (STFs), we need to first understand common causes. Slips, trips and falls may occur when there is a loss of traction between the shoe and the walking surface or inadvertent contact with a fixed or movable object.
Topics: Safety Training Slips, Trips and Falls

Are You a Joint Employer?

Protecting workers in fissured workplaces – where there is increasingly the possibility that more than one employer is benefiting from their work – has been a major focus for the Wage and Hour Division in recent years. The Wage and Hour Division has always examined employment relationships during its investigations into possible wage and other labor violations, and the agency considers joint employment in hundreds of investigations every year.
Topics: Joint Employment

Don't Ignore the Hidden Costs: Health and Safety

You already are aware that job-related injuries and illness are expensive, due to medical expenses, lost days on the job, and insurance costs. But, did you know that as much as nine-tenths of the total cost of a workplace injury or illness is a hidden cost? That is the startling fact, as reported by Joe Gillian, Director of Loss Control at IWIF Workers’ Compensation Insurance, in a BBB post online.
Topics: Health and Safety