The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs, NAOSH Week, MSHA Releases Q1 Fatality Data, and more on EHS This Week!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Gartner releases first EH&S Magic Quadrant
  • 2014 NAOSH Week emphasizes making safety a habit
  • Fishing tops the list of the 10 most dangerous jobs
  • MSHA’s 2014 Q1 fatality data released
  • Site managers may be undermining your safety strategy
  • Workplace Injuries in New York cost the economy

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Environmental, Health and Safety Management Systems. Download the complimentary report here.
  • 10 Most Dangerous Jobs Infographic. View it here
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Staggering New incident and illness stats, NAOSH week, ISO updates and more on EHS This Week

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • New stats on annual U.S. incident- and illness-related fatalities — and they’re alarming.
  • NAOSH week and why you should thanked your health and safety manager.
  • In addition to facing devastating workplace conditions, Bangladesh citizens might also have to deal with water scarcity.

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you.

Until next week, enjoy the program!

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Special NAOSH edition of EHS This Week

In honour of North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH), held from May 6 to 12 this year, EHS This Week is pleased to present this special edition of our EHS podcast.

Kristy and I sat down earlier today to reflect on what NAOSH week is all about, how it was formed, the key themes for this year’s week, and some of the events that are being held across the continent.

So check it out and let us know what you think. And don’t forget to check back on Friday evening for our regularly scheduled weekly program. Head to the NAOSH site for more on this annual event.

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It’s the right thing to do!

We’ve all heard of a Dental Hygienist, but what about an Industrial Hygienist? Watch this video created by American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) which explains the very important and crucial role industrial hygienists play in maintaining a safe work environment.

This video’s timely release coincides with NAOSH Week which takes aim at improving education and awareness surrounding health and safety issues in the workplace.

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NAOSH Week now underway in cities across the continent

It’s NAOSH week! In terms of North American Health and Safety, NAOSH week is kind of a big deal. Hot on the heels of the International Day of Mourning for fallen and injured workers (April 28) as well as International Workers Day (May 1), North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) week is a great opportunity to raise awareness about occupational health and safety across the continent.

As we’ve discussed recently on the EHS This Week podcast, injuries and accidents continue persist in workplaces across Canada and the U.S., and as OSHA head Dr. David Michaels recently reminded us, every day 12 American workers go to work and never come home as a result of workplace fatalities. Most workplace injuries and accidents are entirely preventable, and this week is all about seizing opportunities to make North American work environments safer.

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NAOSH Week, big South Korea climate news, interesting data on American workers’ sleep habits and more on EHS This Week

This week we take a look at a variety of OSHA citations, the incoming onset of the biggest week in health and safety for the continent, NAOSH Week, significant climate legislation news out of South Korea — which seems to be following Mexico’s recent example — the Obama Administration’s new rules on gas fracking, and a whole lot more.

As mentioned, next week is NAOSH week and we will be doing our utmost to provide comprehensive coverage, given this is such a great opportunity to highlight the value of occupational health and safety across North America. It’s also particularly resonant, coming only days after both the International Day of Mourning for those injured or killed at the workplace (April 28) and International Workers’ Day last Monday.

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