UL Workplace Health & Safety

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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  • U.S. Senate Overturns OSHA’s Volks Rule

    The U.S. Senate, by a vote of 50-48, overturned OSHA’s so-called “Volks” rule, which had required employers to maintain injury records for five years. Overturning this rule means employers need to maintain records for only six months. Safety experts have argued that overturning the rule makes it easier to hide serious injuries from the government […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainabilit...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 22 hours ago

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  • Vaccines: An Ounce of Prevention that Saves Lives, Cuts Costs

    Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death worldwide and are responsible for more deaths annually than cancer. They can be transmitted by a number of routes (e.g. direct/indirect contact, airborne, droplet) and have the potential to affect large populations, as we saw during the Ebola and Zika epidemics of recent years. Fortunately, vaccines have […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustain...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 22 hours ago

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  • When the Climate Changes, Can Business Carry on as Usual?

    2016 will almost certainly be recorded as the hottest year ever recorded and it has ignited much debate as to the influence that greenhouse gas emissions continue to have in fueling climate changes – creating a threat that is no longer just applicable to the future. The bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef and rapidly […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/environment-health-...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Health & Safety of Women at Work

    Each year on March 8, the global community marks International Women’s Day to highlight the challenges women face around the world, reflect on progress and celebrate successes. Since the 1950s, the percentage of women in the U.S. labor force has increased from 34% to 60% today. Women face different health risks at work than men, […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/workpla...

  • When the Penny Drops: The financial risk of climate change

    The increasingly acute impacts and wide-ranging implications of climate change present significant financial risk to business. From the way raw materials are sourced to the way our goods are manufactured and distributed – and the ability to attract capital investment and sustain growth in competitive markets – changes brought about by our changing atmosphere continue […]The post <a href="https://w...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 weeks ago

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  • The Future of Safety in the Digital Age

    Since the dawn of the Industrial Age, technology has changed the way we work. The digital revolution of the last several decades has helped accelerate that change. More workers than ever are transacting in bits and bytes. To be sure, computing has led to incredible advancements in science, industry, and society. As with all advances, […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/wo...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Making a Culture of Safety the Foundation

    Safety is a familiar concept to us all. We read safety reports before we buy a car, instruct our children to wear bicycle helmets, and buckle our seat belts in the car. We are surrounded by safety labels on everything from plastic bags to hair dryers. But how often do we talk about safety in […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/workplacesafety/making-a-culture-of-safety-th...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Employee Safety in Winter Hazards

    Workers face a variety of cold weather hazards, including cold stress and its physical consequences. But cold stress is not the only hazard that workers face during the winter months. Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, winter driving, shoveling snow, working at heights while clearing snow, and walking safely on snow and ice are all additional concerns […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainabil...

  • 5 Ways Data Can Optimise a Sustainable Supply Chain

    What do you remember about 2013? If you look back at some of the news headlines, you’ll recall that it was a pretty ugly 12 months for supply chain management. From Rana Plaza to the horsemeat scandal, non-compliance, low engagement or simple a lack of supplier information lead to disasters that burned huge holes in […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/supply-chain/5-ways-...

  • Help Workers Weather the Cold

    Now that winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere, workers are at risk for health emergencies. Cold weather can lead to danger for workers outside or in poorly insulated or unheated areas, particularly in fields such as sanitation, construction, emergency response, delivery, or transportation. Weather-related conditions can also pose a risk for drivers on slippery […]The post <a href="https:/...

  • Making Sense of GRI’s New Standards

    Sustainability reporting has come a long way in the last few decades and continues to evolve as the imperative for companies grows. Many frameworks, like the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, are comprehensive but they are not static. GRI has just released a new set of sustainability reporting guidelines, aimed at standardizing the language companies […]The post <a href="https://www.ule...

  • Managing Diabetes Helps Employees and Companies

    If you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with an extra piece of pumpkin pie, you might need to eat a salad and run an extra mile or two next week. If you’re one of the 29 million U.S. adults who suffer from Type 2 diabetes, however, your challenges are more serious. Diabetes mellitus is an endocrine disorder […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/occupationalhealth/managing-dia...

  • Corporate Risk and the Growing Case for Sustainable Chemical Management

    With more than 70,000 chemicals currently in common use – and 1,000 new chemicals coming into use every year – maintaining and managing their effective, appropriate and responsible use is a challenging task. Cost, process, regulatory and safety issues converge to making chemical management a critical, complex and cumbersome activity. But by implementing a range […]The post <a href="https://www.ule...

  • Health Benefits Keep Employees Well

    The likelihood of an employee being absent from work for one or more days over the past year due to work-related injuries is 2.6 times greater for employers who don’t offer health benefits than for those who do. Similarly, the probability of employees being absent for work one or more days over the past year […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/occupationalhealth/health-be...

  • 5 Questions to Ask Before Selecting an eLearning Training Partner

    Developing a comprehensive and effective training program can be a challenge. Doing it wrong can be an expensive disaster. Worse yet, a bad program can leave your workers dangerously unprepared. A good training program is a crucial component to keep workers aware of job hazards and safe from harm. It’s important to partner with a […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/traini...

  • 5 Things Safety Leaders Do to Make Employees Mock Safety

    A fellow youth hockey parent sent me an article entitled, “7 Things Parents Do to Make Their Kids Hate Sports,” by Mark Merrill. I have met parents who do at least some of these things; some of them do them all. It occurs to me that if parents with good intentions can make their kids […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/workplacesafety/5-things-safety-leaders-do-to-make-em...

  • Happy Holidays from Our Workshop to Yours

    ‘Tis the season when we deck the halls in that winter wonderland. Let’s check in on some of our friends who work hardest during this last month of the year. Frosty the Snowman. Working in the cold can be a hazard if you’re not a snowman. A top hat looks good but doesn’t protect ears […]The post <a href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/news/happy-holidays-from-our-workshop-to-yours/">Happy...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Health IT Week: Keeping Your Data Safe

    It’s Health IT week! IT, and specifically electronic health records, has become a crucial component of modern healthcare. Good use of technology can make an occupational health office more efficient and patient-focused. It can free up valuable office space with the removal of paper-based filing cabinets and allow quicker access to patient records. A good […]The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https:/...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Making the Case for Integrated Health and Safety

    Uniting the traditionally separate functions of occupational safety and health, health promotion, and even health benefits management has always made good sense for employee and employer alike, but now there is an even greater sense of urgency than ever before. A unique confluence of social, economic and demographic forces is acting on the working population […]The post <a rel="nofollow" href="htt...

  • Celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week

    It’s that time of year when the days begin to shorten and the weather begins to turn crisp. The leaves begin to lose their green, and every beverage tastes of pumpkin spice. It’s autumn, and for many of the agriculture-producing parts of the country, it’s harvest time. That means that farm workers will be putting […]The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ulehssustainability.com/blog/news/cel...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Let’s Hear it for Keeping Workers’ Hearing Safe

    Your office might be quiet, but more than 22 million workers are exposed to noise levels every year that can damage their hearing or cause permanent hearing loss. They might be construction workers, machinists, or on the factory line. They might also be musicians or pilots, or from any number of professions. Damage occurs when loud noise […]The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.ulehssustain...

  • How to Maximize Your Occupational Health Investment

    What is occupational medicine? According to Wikipedia, occupational medicine specialists work to ensure that the highest standards of occupational health and safety can be achieved and maintained. While it may involve a wide number of disciplines, it centers on the preventive medicine and management of illness, injury or disability that is related to the workplace. […]The post <a rel="nofollow" hr...

UL Workplace Health & Safety

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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