There are several excellent health & safety events coming up this year that can give health & safety professionals an edge in their work.
Antea Group has compiled a list of these events from April to November 2018, catering to various health and safety needs. Check this out and make sure you don’t drop the ball, miss something, or get behind the times.
Antea Group spotlights David Matthews, a consultant in the Atlanta, GA office. David works in Health and Safety and is an expert in industrial hygiene and health and safety audits.
From delivering newspapers to evaluating the effectiveness of personal protective equipment against chemical warfare agents, he has come a long way. Read more about David Matthews and his life and career.
“At Antea Group we believe that all work related injuries and illnesses can be prevented,” says Gary Wisniewski, CEO. Over 3 decades, Antea Group has developed a strong health and safety program where employees are empowered to play an active role in creating a healthy and safe workplace.
Antea Group describes 7 ways through which health and safety can be deeply embedded into a company culture.
Many environment, health and safety (EHS) managers are expected to be regulatory compliance experts, as well as help streamline operations and build a strong safety culture at their companies. They often lack the time, personnel, budget and local insight to effectively ensure compliance at every facility.
Ergonomics can be easily overlooked as a top safety opportunity in lower-risk environments such as offices, warehouses and data centers. However, ergonomics can be one of the most beneficial EHS opportunities to tackle from a safety, workplace culture and business perspective. Read Antea Group's four reasons, along with compelling statistics, that illustrate why workplace ergonomics should shift toward the top of your EHS priority checklist.
Picture this: you walk through a site, completing your intended tasks and observing employee activities. Suddenly, you see one employee completing an activity that puts them at risk for an injury, possibly a serious or fatal injury.
So what do you do? The incident might be outside the scope of your current work, or in a department you haven't interacted with. But you realize you cannot, in good conscience, simply ignore the problem.
From the beginning, we believed that our work could make a difference, our intellect could solve challenges and our imagination could unlock possibilities. We opened our doors in 1986, just as environmental policy welcomed the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), a piece of legislation that emphasized the cleanup expectations and transparency around toxic releases and hazardous waste sites.
It’s National Handwashing Awareness Week. Everyone knows that handwashing is key to prevent the spread of germs. This is especially important in the workplace. The Workforce Institute reports that workplace absenteeism rates range from five to ten percent. This means that at any point in time up to one out of 10 employees is missing from work due to illness.
The most successful EHS programs are those that are part of company culture and actively engage employees in the process. Safety does not have to seem like a chore or even boring. Engage your employees with using creative, funny or interesting art throughout the facility.