If you’re like most people with a safety role, you have been faced with the question, “where did you find that? OSHA doesn’t say it in their standard!”, followed by hours of research to try and figure out where a regulation comes from. That is often … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between laws, regulations, and consensus standards?
Many businesses do not manage their emergency exit signs and doors very well. I see this over and over again in facilities I visit. Historically, some of the worst catastrophes in our nation's history have been related to emergency exit issues. Let's … [Read more...] about Emergency exits
When you think of safety professionals in your organization, what are their roles? Many managers, employees, and safety professionals themselves struggle to define the role that the safety professionals play in their organization. Is it to write … [Read more...] about What is the safety professional’s role in your organization?
Do you struggle to write you company’s safety and environmental policies? Do you find them coming out too long and cumbersome and nobody understands or follows them? Here’s the process that I use when writing a policy. Don’t write it like it’s … [Read more...] about How do you write your policies?
If you have the potential for a hazmat incident in your facility, it's important that you know the difference between awareness, operations, and technician level responses. Allowing employees to operate at a higher level than their training and PPE … [Read more...] about What is the difference between hazmat awareness, operations, and technician levels?