Tag Archives: EH&S

National Safety Month 2020: Weeks One & Two of NSM 2020

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. The topics for National Safety Month 2020 are Mental Health, Ergonomics, Building a Safety Culture, and Driving.   National Safety Month 2020: Safety is Essential Workplace safety obligations do not stop in the face of a pandemic. While the world readjusts to new health and safety behaviors and practices, employers […]

Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. Cal/OSHA maintains a state health & safety plan that differs in some elements from the federal OSHA plan.   Cal/OSHA vs. Federal OSHA: An Overview Since its establishment in late 1970, federal OSHA has maintained authority over assuring worker health & safety in the United States through a variety of […]

NIOSH’s Hierarchy of Controls

Written by: Virginia McCormick, NES, Inc. NIOSH has a variety of programs that help keep workers safe, including the hierarchy of controls.   NIOSH and the Hierarchy of Controls Poor housekeeping, working at heights, improper extension cord use, and unknown chemicals are all examples of common worksite hazards. Hazards such as these can cause serious injuries […]

HAZWOPER and Emergency Response Training: Which Do I Need?

Written by: NES, Inc. Staff   This article will help you to decipher the differences between various HAZWOPER and Emergency Response training courses.   HAZWOPER vs. Emergency Response Training Cal/OSHA (8 CCR 5192) contains California standard information pertaining to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). The language can be difficult to digest, so attempting to determine […]