Risk Management


News & Articles

  • EPA Moves to Ban Some Uses of Trichloroethylene

    "For the first time in a generation, we are able to restrict chemicals already in commerce that pose risks to public health and the environment," said Jim Jones, assistant administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

  • OSHA Sets Meeting on Standard to Prevent Violence at Health Settings

    The agency issued a Request for Information on whether to propose such a standard and also scheduled the public meeting for Jan. 10, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

  • NIOSH Director Marks Miner's Day

    The day was established in 2009, with Dec. 6 chosen for the Monongah, W.Va., mining disaster, the worst loss of life in a single day in the history of U.S. mining: At least 362 coal miners died in the explosion on Dec. 6, 1907.

  • Tips for Winter Safety and Reducing Liability

    It is a good idea to check for leaks before there is snow and ice but, remember, water expands when it freezes and there is a chance of bursts once the winter season has come in. If there are areas with leaks, try to fix them as soon as possible.

  • Protecting Workers from Automated Machine Operations

    Plan ahead by providing proper machine guarding equipment sooner rather than later; if not to prepare for future regulations, do it to keep employees safe.

  • Warding Off Cyber Threats to Health Care

    Security breaches and cyber attacks on the health care system are increasing, and such breaches now average $3.8 million in cost per attack, HHS reported.


Webinars

  • 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.


Whitepapers

  • 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.


Videos

  • Farm Shop Safety: Improving Your Odds

    Learn from this 2017 SAIF Corporation video about seven common problem areas around the shop and what you can do to improve safety for you and your employees. Find more safety and health resources at http://saif.com/safetyandhealth.html.

  • NATE #ClimberConnection Safety Video on Night Climbing

    This September 2016 video from the National Association of Tower Erectors is part of the association's popular Climber Connection campaign. The video highlights practical safety tips for conducting elevated work at night and includes insightful testimonial footage from a tower climber discussing the extra steps and precautionary measures that must be incorporated at the tower-site when working in the dark. "In the communications tower industry, performing work at night is often required by our customers, and the safety recommendations offered in this video can help all tower climbers perform night-time work in a safe and efficient manner," said Clayton Armstrong, a Top Hand with Tri State Tower in Marion, Iowa. "As pointed out in the video, fatigue can play a big factor and it is extremely important to have an increased level of communication between the ground and the tower. This video should be required viewing by all who work in our industry," added Armstrong. The Climber Connection campaign was developed by the NATE Member Services Committee in conjunction with the NATE Safety & Education Committee and is designed to provide specific resources and communicate the association's message directly to the industry's elevated workforce. A central element of the campaign is the official release of twelve Climber Connection safety videos, each focused on a unique safety topic or issue involving working at heights.

  • You're Going Nowhere Fast

    Operation Dry Water is a year-round campaign to help boaters understand the dangers and risks of boating while under the influence. The mission of ODW is to reduce the number of alcohol-related accidents and fatalities through increased recreational boater awareness and by fostering a stronger and more visible deterrent to alcohol use on the water.


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