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Last year, a federal appeals court upheld an OSHA penalty against a Georgia contractor who failed to provide proper fall protection to an employee who later died as a result of an on-the-job accident. The judgment of the court was that “ineffective training”, as the ruling called it, could not be used as an excuse

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As we are nearly halfway through 2019, we were looking back at some of the predictions for the EHS world this year, just to see which might have proved true. EHS Today, for example, published a wide scope of opinions last year that outlined a number of trends and expectations.   Among these, as pointed

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About 18 months ago, the results of the work of Associated Press reporters brought to light the apparent compounding effects of dangerous workplaces and older workers. Maria Ines Zamudio and Michelle Minkoff conducted research under a program called Working Longer, with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. In August of 2017, they presented findings

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One of the recently-rising modern business catchphrases is “Internet Of Things”, or IoT. IoT refers to those devices that have been assimilated into Internet connectivity but were built for another purpose. For example, a laptop is a standardly connected device, but a refrigerator is not. Even so, that fridge might connect to the web so

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Any experienced EHS manager knows that crises, no matter the scale, need to be thought of in terms of “when” and not “if”. All organizations face some manner of serious dilemma at some point, with consequences that can range from production interruptions to injuries or even loss of life. EHS staffers spend their careers anticipating

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Spotted this week: Another interesting article, from the fall of last year, about workplace safety concerns that accompany the temporary workforce. A trio of Temple University law students recently completed a report that examined on-the-job incidents related to ‘temps’. They found that the number of work-related injuries incurred by temps indicates that much more needs to be

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Two weeks ago, Tuesday Training was dedicated to the advantages of using common technology when managing a crisis. Tech is our topic again this week, thanks to Tyler Pendleton, one of Findlay All Hazards’s longtime trainers and project managers. Tyler reminded us recently of how many mobile apps are useful to EHS managers and others

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We spotted a nice article last month written by regulatory compliance specialist Karen Hamel that looks at industrial safety risks that may arise at a time not usually anticipated: when a plant is in shutdown mode. Many manufacturing facilities have annual or semi-annual ‘dark weeks’. This is when the entire complex stops its usual work,

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EHS managers agree that most of their daily efforts focus on administering the safety policies put in practice by full-time employees. Contractors, those vendors who serve their organizations for a particular specialization, are also a group that needs attention, particularly since they come and go from the company’s facilities, perhaps at irregular intervals and may

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Complete Crisis Management can only succeed with the participation of senior managementEssentially, Findlay All Hazards provides new skills to its clients, and in many cases, those skills are hands-on actions that EHS managers and techs will call upon to prevent or respond to incidents. Many such incidents are minor events, such as small, containable spills.

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