The Dangers of Driving Tired

Driving tired is nothing to joke about. Sleepy truck drivers are a danger at the wheel. Over 5,000 people are killed in accidents involving commercial trucks each year. A driver asleep at the wheel has been implicated in many of them. A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2006 checked […]

Office Worker Safety: Don’t Fall Short on Your Health and Safety Plan!

To the over 40 million North Americans working in cubicles, spilling their Starbucks probably seems the worst catastrophe that could befall them. After all, just how dangerous can it be to sit at a desk in an air-conditioned office where turning on the computer is the most complicated, mechanical action required on an average day? […]

Building a Team Matters More Than Money

“A new study shows that in cohesive and cooperative work teams, employees may be more motivated by team spirit and the desire to help their coworkers than by money,” writes Laura Walter, Senior Editor of EHS Today in a recent article that appears on the EHS Today website. The study, conducted by researchers at the […]

Ramifications of Work-Life Balance on Safety Performance

“Recent surveys have found that decreased work-family stress is related to reduced injury risk, and increased safety compliance and safety participation among workers.”  So writes Leslie Hammer, Ph.D., in a recent article for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Hammer continues by sketching […]

A Case Study on Safety Culture

I like this a lot, especially because of the safety culture concepts it reinforces.  I’m referring to an article that appeared last month on the EHS Today website.  It’s an article written by a safety culture practitioner (also an ES&H manager) at Bechtel, a construction industry giant.  The author points out (for all the right […]