Believe it or not, Occupational Health & Safety is 90 years old. As a celebration of this milestone, I thought it only necessary to look back on the formation of the publication as well as explain how OH&S plans to use this year to review some of the most important health and safety topics throughout the last 90 years.
While there is no dedicated space in OH&S magazine for “Letter’s to the Editor,” I do still hear from readers of the magazine and website fairly frequently. This past week, I received a lovely email from a safety professional who had recently found our podcast.
Safety is a choice that is made every day by each person; it is imperative that each of us on the job makes the right choice.
"Keep on top of the laws, they are changing as we speak," advised Eldeen Pozniak, a panelist at Safety 2019's panel discussion on marijuana legalization.
High-level leadership is a continuing challenge. This is why it's critical to focus on nourishing/feeding/supporting people on all levels.
Understanding how energy works helps leaders move to higher levels of performance.
The regulatory landscape has been very slow to change, my older and wiser self now realizes. Still, I hope that during the past 23 years, we've largely accomplished the spirit of what I promised at the outset.
Sprinklers are present in just 1 percent of the incidents at care homes, retirement homes, and hostels to which Brigade fire crews respond; of the 428 fires responded to by London firefighters at such facilities during 2017, only five of the facilities had fire sprinklers.
Championing Safety works best when leaders from senior management and worker levels simultaneously come together to spearhead change. This is a proven way to significantly elevate injury prevention performance and culture.
Best leaders watch and avoid falling into leadership potholes while steadily moving toward better Safety and performance.
More people are struck and killed by trains each year while trespassing than in motor vehicle collisions with trains at highway-rail grade crossings.
Ask and listen for real suggestions of where workers see Safety falling short (non-defensively, of course).
Robot density will be high in Japan because of its aging population, and the Asian robot market as a whole "will explode," the report predicts.
The best leader's role becomes teaching others to strengthen and repurpose themselves when they go through periods of being listless, complacent, or disconnected.
We're focusing on construction safety and the construction industry's hazards quite a bit this year.