This week’s roundup is focused on Environmental Health and Safety (EHS). We have compiled articles on protecting your most important tool (your hands!), how to weld a stronger workforce and the role of risk management in EHS processes.
High Five: Protecting Our Most Important Tool
Author: Sandy Smith via EHS Today
In this article, author Sandy Smith discusses how one business had implemented a mandatory corrective action plan. This plan significantly lowered hand injuries and resulted in a mandatory glove use standard for all locations. From there, they were able to launch a campaign on thinking safely and really addressed the issue. Employees could then begin to learn about hand protection through training and were expected to conduct JSA and risk assessments to determine hazards. This resulted in injuries dropping from .5 - .7. to .22. For more information on how to reduce and report on issues, read on here.
Welding a Stronger Workforce
Author: Tom Reinholt via ISHN Magazine
This article discusses ways to promote worker productivity. According to Tom Reinholt, one way to do so is to provide a workplace that adheres to a culture of safety, where issues can be raised and resolved with a team-effective strategy. He effectively summarizes how to highlight leadership and create forward-thinking for equipment manufacturers through the same goals. Read more, here.
The Role of Risk Management Software in Key EHS Processes
Author: Alexa Sussman via Verse Solutions
Risk-based thinking is the driving force behind many successful EHS processes. From how you prioritize tasks to how you carry them out, being aware of risk can help you act in the most efficient and productive way.
Calculating risk is important because it gives you a measurable value to associate with events so you can compare, prioritize and understand potential impacts.
Here are three key EHS processes that benefit the most from risk management and mitigation.