Strategic Safety Management

Strategic Safety Management – Part: One August 23, 2013 Strategic management is often misunderstood when it comes to safety. We have to accept that an organization operates in a dynamic marketplace with legislation, competitors, consumers, technology, and local social...

Zero Accidents Does Not Equal Safety Excellence

EHS Today – January 2013 By: Terry L. Mathis A newly-hired safety professional asked the CEO of his organization what was expected of him and the answer he got was “excellence.” When the new safety guy asked the CEO to elaborate, he replied,...

Follow the Signs to a Safer Workplace

Topic: Safety Management Workplace safety signs and tags prevent accidents. Select and place them with care   Your employees should be familiar with the hazards associated with their own work areas. But as they go about the facility, they may come into casual...

Federal Agencies Issue Ammonium Nitrate Advisory

  The guidance document recommends equipping AN storage areas with automatic fire sprinklers and not storing more than 2,500 tons of bagged AN without such a system. Aug 31, 2013 EPA, OSHA, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued an...

EPA Unveils Online Database on Chemicals’ Safety

  ChemView displays health and safety data, making it possible to compare chemicals by use and by health or environmental effects, and it allows searches by chemical name or Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number, use, hazard effect, or regulatory action Sep 11,...