Risk Management

News & Articles

  • Negligent Homicide Charges Possible in Two Navy Collisions

    One ship collided June 17, 2017, with a merchant vessel about 56 nautical miles southwest of Yokosuka, Japan, and the other was involved in an Aug. 21, 2017, collision with a merchant vessel east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.

  • Texas Rabies Control Flights Resume

    The program will distribute about 1 million doses of vaccine this year during approximately two weeks, depending on weather and other conditions.

  • IAEA Seeks Abstracts for Meeting on Radiation Detection Instruments

    IAEA has organized a series of technical meetings so Member States can share their experiences with the use of radiation detection equipment for nuclear security, either for regulatory control or public safety; the first technical meeting took place in April 2016.

  • Learn What's Next in Electrical Safety

    Experts Hugh Hoagland and Lanny Floyd will share their insights on the future of electrical safety contained in NFPA 70E, NESC, IEEE 1584, IEC, NEC, and the ASTM Arc Flash Test Methods in a free OH&S webinar on Jan. 24. They'll reveal the future of electrical PPE, Safety-by-Design, Human Performance Factors, Risk Control Measures, and Continuous Improvement Models in a one-hour webinar Jan. 24.

  • OSHA Cites, Fines Company After Stuntman's Death

    "This tragedy should serve as a wake-up call for the entertainment industry," OSHA Atlanta Regional Administrator Kurt Petermeyer said. "The entire industry needs to commit to safety practices for actors and stunt people involved in this type of work."

  • PA Agency Urges Periodic Home Radon Testing

    DEP said someone who does not want to use a do-it-yourself test kit should consider hiring a qualified radon professional to conduct a test.


  • Using Safety Metrics to Improve Safety

    In today's information world, health safety and environmental professional are continually confronted with the challenge to gather, review, and act wisely based on various types of data. By using simple, easy to use, software to generate safety metrics safety professions can spend less time on collecting, gathering and performing data calculations and more time on using that data to improve safety performance.

  • Are Injuries Your Money Pit?

    In this presentation we will explore the challenges present when these three departments do not work in concert with one another. It is not unusual for "turf issues" to emerge over time, which ultimately erodes the effectiveness and success of each department and the expedient recovery of the injured employee.

  • Building a Business Continuity Plan for Your Workplace

    An essential part of your overall workplace emergency plan, business continuity planning is a process that supports managing the response to impacts on your business from potential risks.


  • Still trying to... Get The Lead Out

    The most critical steps toward lead hazard abatement are contaminant identification and removal. Researchers from CDC/NIOSH have developed two simple and reliable technologies to achieve these steps easily and without the need for extensive training.


  • STOP! Don't Refill 1 lb. Propane Bottles

    Don't risk your life to save a few dollars! In January 2016, a young woman suffered severe burns and subsequently died from her injuries in a coffee stand explosion in Everett, Washington. The explosion was caused by a refilled propane DOT 39 cylinder (1 lb. bottle) that was stored inside the stand. The U.S. Department of Transportation's PHMSA cautions the public to never refill DOT 39 cylinders, such as the 1 lb. cylinders used for camping. These types of containers were not designed to withstand the stresses of emptying and refilling.

  • An Emergency Engine Cut-Off Switch Device Can Save Your Life

    An engine cut-off device is a proven safety device used to stop the boat's engine should the operator unexpectedly fall overboard when the boat hits a wave, wake, takes a sharp turn, runs into a submerged object, suffers steering failure, and more. Phyllis L. Kopytko shares her story and the importance of always taking the time to use an Emergency Engine Cut-Off Switch Device.

  • CORESafety Module 14: Incident Reporting & Investigation

    This 2017 National Mining Association video is about CORESafety Module 15. Do you want to prevent future occurrences of a particular mining incident? Then it’s critical to investigate what happened in a timely manner and promptly report the details as accurately and with as much integrity as possible. Start by understanding the two safety and health incident categories that are dictated by laws and regulations, and require different types of reporting: Incidents reportable to regulatory authorities and incidents that are non-reportable to regulatory authorities.