October 2017


5 elements of forklift safety

OSHA estimates that more than 90,000 injuries involving forklifts occur every year. Safety+Health spoke with experts about best practices for keeping forklift operators – and the people who work near them – safe on the job. Read more

Safe at any age

Today's workforce includes four generations of workers who bring a variety of experience, knowledge and cultures to the job. How can safety pros deliver messaging that effectively reaches this diverse group? Read more

Opioids and the workforce

Statistics show 75 percent of the 18- to 64-year-olds who have substance misuse disorders are in the workforce. As the struggles of addiction to opioid painkillers continue to affect worker safety and health, employers are being urged to take action. Read more

Using safety experience to build sustainability

Jill Wiltfong from DEKRA Insight says EHS professionals are often tapped to head up sustainability efforts because "We're good (or should be) at these things." She offers five steps for developing a comprehensive approach to sustainability. Read more

Realize you're making a difference

Veteran safety pro turned professional speaker Richard Hawk explains why, even when it feels like your efforts aren't appreciated, you should remember that "you are part of a legacy of dramatic change." Read more

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