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Change Management Office (CMO) – Enabling change readiness in organisations

8 March 2019 / 9:00There is a lot of research on Project Management Offices (PMOs). A PMO enables an organisation, or parts of it, in managing projects and programmes by creating standards, training and coaching people in applying those standards, planning and controlling the portfolio of activities in a respective part or all of the… […]

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OSHRC Holds Integra Health Management Accountable for Workplace Violence

  Integra Health Management is to blame following the death of a worker who was stabbed during a home visit, according to the  Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC). The social service employer was cited with multiple safety violations after the employee was stabbed nine times left bleeding on a front lawn after a December […]

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Campbell Institute: Train Workers on Visual Literacy to Spot Hazards

New findings show that workers are able to spot workplace hazards more accurately when they are trained on the concepts of visual literacy. The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council completed a study which examined how employees at companies such as Cummins Inc. have been able to identify otherwise unnoticed hazards after training. “About 90% of the information people consume… […]

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OSHA Cites Bruce Foods Corp. with 24 Safety Violations

Mexican food manufacturer Bruce Foods Corp. is facing $194,350 in fines after a worker suffered an amputation. The El Paso, Texas-based company was cited for 24 serious safety violations. “Moving machine parts can cause severe injuries when they are not properly guarded and safety procedures are not in place,” said OSHA El Paso Area Director […]
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Being Ethical Has Its Perks: World’s Most Ethical Companies

What is the criteria for being an ethical company? And why is it important? Ethisphere, which on Feb. 26 released the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies, chooses companies that have met rigorous criteria across five categories covering the quality of their ethics and compliance program, organizational culture, corporate citizenship and responsibility, governance, and leadership and reputation.  […]
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Vision Zero app for zero accidents and healthy work

EU-OSHA welcomes the new Vision Zero app from the Vision Zero global campaign, run by the International Social Security Association (ISSA). The app promotes ISSA’s ‘7 golden rules — for zero accidents and healthy work’, is quick and easy to use, and shows the workplace safety and health status of an organisation. The app is […]
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March 2019 Safety Product Innovations

View the latest products from EHS Today’s March issue. EHS Today’s print edition highlights the latest personal protective equipment, software and safety products ranging from footwear to training. Our March issue features innovations from MSA Safety, Ansell, Honeywell, CEA Instruments, Tingley Rubber Corp., Pure Safety Group and ReadyMax. To view product descriptions and photos, use the arrows to […]
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Working at Heights: Why the Risks of Occupational Accidents Still Fall on Deaf Ears

Falls from heights remain the biggest cause of occupational fatalities in the construction industry. According to a report by the NIOSH Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation program, 42% of deaths between 1982 and 2015 in construction involved falls; 54% of workers killed had no access to a personal fall arrest system; and 20% of fatalities […]
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Safety Excellence Maturity Model

The popularity of models like The Bradley Curve indicate a hunger to understand safety culture and develop a roadmap to excellence. Moving through the three stages is more concrete than many academic models that describe the artifacts or characteristics of culture to address. But few of these models capture the whole picture of safety excellence, […]