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Be Prepared

Your work location should include access to basic medical assistance. If the worksite is remote, then OSHA generally requires on-site medical professional(s). Refer to OSHA particulars for your business and work locations. For most of us however, we work in in or near populated areas with ready access to emergency medical assistance. Provisions by the employer typically include the selection of...

Driver Safety and Vehicle Operation

Many businesses operate commercial and/or non-commercial vehicles for business. Some employers rely on employees to operate personal vehicles for company business (such as sales staff, and others). What sort of driver and vehicle requirements do you have in place and do they adequately protect your company from risk? From driver screening and training, to vehicle inspections and service, to accident...

Communication is Key

EHS Management system success depends on effective communication. As we have discussed in prior posts, how you convey information is an important factor in how information is received and utilized. A recent headline made this issue all the more important.  AMTRAK personnel recently died because they were stationed on a live track to make repairs. How they got there remains to be identified. Meanwhile,...

Keep it Simple

When preparing EHS and/or occupational health and safety policy, procedure and guidance documents, remember to keep it simple. Avoid boilerplate cut and paste documents that may not apply as accurately to your specific environment as could be. The goal is to have a library of functional, applicable living reference and guidance documents; you don’t get extra points for the wright of the paper...

Make a Record

Whether it is daily or weekly safety meetings or regular employee training, document what you do. List the training topic(s), the trainer or session leader, date and have employees sign the document.  Now you have a record of training.

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