In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on COVID compliance.
OSHA’s COVID Focus and How to Be Prepared!
The goal of OSHA’s new COVID-19 NEP is “to significantly reduce or eliminate worker exposures to SARS-CoV-2 by targeting industries and worksites where employees may have a high frequency of close contact exposures and therefore, controlling the health hazards associated with such exposures.”
Lights, Camera, Action…Sanitize! As with most industries, television and film production has evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe working environment for talent and crews. For some productions, additional health and safety practices may be a “nice to have” for everyone’s peace of mind, but for others, there are specific requirements a production must comply with based on insurance contracts, labor unions, such as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), or the location of the production itself.
Over the past year, health and safety leaders in the retail industry have had to adapt quickly, not only to keep stores running, but also to ensure they are doing so safely. “Navigating the pandemic is like changing the tires on a moving car,” said one of the retail Health and Safety Managers. Many retailers found themselves getting creative with business models. Grocery stores implemented in-store safety measures to keep their doors open while other retailers shifted to filling online orders in-store to relieve stress on distribution centers.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA introduced a new service to their Health and Safety offerings called Event and Production EHS Support. As in-person events are slowly making a return, event owners are considering the associated environment, health and safety (EHS) risks more than ever before.
The business world at large is in a disorienting state of limbo. Some of us are working from home, others are back at the office. Some expect to be back at the office soon while others are content to continue working from home.
For EHS leaders, this ambiguity is hard to navigate. In many ways, this hybrid dynamic is even more complex than dealing with the demands of a workforce that’s fully remote.
These days, it’s no secret that environment, health, and safety (EHS), and sustainability professionals wear many hats within an organization. From ensuring EHS compliance (in a not-so-assured world) and risk management to employee training and streamlining operations to preparing EHS audit checklists — you have a big job to do.
Helping your distributed team return to the workplace while they navigate the stress and pressures of a pandemic … this wasn’t exactly in the EHS job description.
But environment, health, and safety leaders are in the unique position of being able to make a very real impact on the lives of employees at a time when we’re all taking tentative steps back towards normalcy.
While most office-workers have been working from home for much of this year, there is a slow but growing trend towards opening office spaces for limited numbers of employees to gather and collaborate. Employers recognize the value of in-person meetings for building stronger teams and sparking innovation. Of course, going into the office during a pandemic is quite different. We now know that COVID-19 spreads through respiratory droplets and aerosols that are produced through talking and breathing.
Following a recent analysis of processes in CNH Industrial’s factories, the Company’s health & safety team has launched a two-day safety training program designed to reduce risk and accidents. CNH Industrial N.V. has 67 production facilities across the globe producing agricultural and construction equipment, commercial vehicles and powertrains together with their associated components.
UPS Circle of Honor Drivers Log 15 Billion Miles Without an Accident
February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS today announced the induction of 1,316 men and women into this elite group of UPS drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more. With those new inductees, the Circle of Honor now includes 10,411 of UPS’s active brown-clad drivers.