OSHA proposes electronic reporting of injury/illness data

In response to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ estimation that three million workers were injured on the job in 2012, OSHA has recently proposed a rule to its recordkeeping requirements, which would obligate employers to electronically submit injury and illness reports. WHO: The first proposed requirement is for employers of establishments with more than 250 employees […]

Safety Training Videos: Construction Site Fatalities

The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) recently released three case study safety videos based on real-life, on-the-job fatalities.  They are brief, impactful recreations of the actions (and inactions) surrounding the accidents.  The incidents portrayed in this “Lessons to Go Home Safe” series include an electrocution involving an aluminum ladder, a deadly fall from a short […]

In a Nutshell: The HazCom Standard Final Rule

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) is in the process of syncing up with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).  Here’s what you need to know: What: Since 1983, when HazCom began, chemical manufacturers and importers have been required to display hazard information about the contents of a container, on labels […]

Typical Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Jobs

Companies need people to fill health, safety and environmental (HSE) jobs now more than ever. Many companies want to prevent any issues negatively impacting environment, health and safety before they happen. Below are some of the typical jobs in these areas: The main categories of health, safety and environmental (HSE) jobs are management, supervisory, engineering, […]

The Role of the Safety Engineer

A safety engineer is one of the most important personnel in the workplace. What does this engineer do? Professionals involved in safety and health engineering design systems and develop procedures to keep people from getting injured or becoming sick, and to protect property from damage. These engineers integrate knowledge of safety or health and of […]