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Navigating New York’s Local Law 149: A Game Changer for Construction Sites

Local Law 149 of 2021, also known as the Construction Safety Training Law (CSTL), has transformed safety practices at New York City construction sites. Discover its key provisions, impact on training demand, and how YellowBird can help maintain compliance.

Guarding Our Earth: Navigating Environmental Impact and Oil Safety 

Explore the environmental toll of oil spills and leaks, and learn about innovative approaches to mitigating their impact. Discover how technology, training, and collaboration can safeguard our planet from the ravages of oil-related disasters.

Embracing the Future: Top Environmental Health and Safety Trends in 2024  

The landscape of EHS is rapidly evolving, driven by advancements in technology, changing regulations, and a growing global awareness of the need for sustainable practices. Read on for the top EHS trends that are shaping the way organizations approach environmental stewardship, employee well-being, and overall safety in 2024. 

EHS Trends to watch in 2023

13 EHS Trends in 2023 

13 EHS Trends in 2023  Safety is an essential aspect of any organization, and it is crucial to ensure that …

How Safety Drives Logistics Industry Trends

Because the logistics industry involves storing, transporting, and delivering goods of all sizes, safety concerns linger at every step. Warehouse personnel have to work with heavy machinery and equipment, moving pallets all over the facility. Delivery drivers need to pack goods to help ensure their safe delivery, and they have to maintain road safety.

How General Industry Can Improve Fall Protection Overnight

Falls continue to present a constant danger to general industry workers. According to the National Safety Council, more than 800 workers were killed in 2020 from falls in the workplace, and another 211,640 suffered injuries that were substantial enough to require time off from work. To help reduce these numbers, it’s incumbent upon every employer to provide its employees with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to properly navigate situations in which fall hazards are present.

Why Employees Should Have CPR and AED Certification

Cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly fails to function properly, potentially causing individuals to collapse and lose consciousness. According to OSHA estimates, some 10,000 people experience cardiac arrest in their workplace every year. The first few minutes following cardiac arrest are critical. When it occurs, blood flow and breathing are severely inhibited or can stop altogether.

How HazCom Training Will Keep Your Business and Vendors Safe

HazCom, also known as the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS, or HazCom), is a type of training protocol that will keep your business and vendors safe. It ensures and promotes chemical safety in your workplace by making it mandatory to develop and disseminate important information about the identities and hazards related to chemicals.

Do You Understand Lockout Tagout?

To prevent injuries or death in the workplace, companies large and small must take active measures to educate their workers on the potential hazards associated with their jobs. This education should include comprehensive procedures for servicing machines or equipment that pose a risk to employees.

How to Handle Heat Stress Prevention & Training: Spotting Heat Stress Symptoms and More

Heat stress is one of the most dangerous workplace hazards and is a threat to anyone working in hot environments or is otherwise exposed to extreme heat. If affected workers can’t cool down in time, they may start to experience a variety of symptoms that can lead to serious health concerns.

How OSHA 10 Makes Your Company and Employees Safer

To improve safety measures at your company, you may want to invest in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10-hour training for your workers. Primarily intended for entry-level employees, the OSHA 10 training addresses workplace safety and prepares workers for routine hazards they may encounter.

How Safety Consultant Services Can Help Prevent Event Tragedies

Unfortunately, accidents do happen from time to time due to a variety of factors. A lack of resources, a lack of adequate safety planning, and errors in plan implementation may lead to event tragedies.

Which OSHA Courses Do Your Employees Need

By implementing industrial standards and educating both employees and employers on proper safety practices, OSHA has been able to boost worker safety while helping businesses realize the full benefits of proper safety precautions. However, the diversity of safety protocols needed across American workplaces makes choosing the proper OSHA courses a daunting task.

Why Your Business is Struggling to Find the Right EHS Consultant

The right EHS consultant will provide a detailed roadmap for you on how to meet the compliance regulations that apply to your business. With approximately 5,000 revisions to EHS requirements annually, they’ll also help you understand how best to stay informed about code changes, upcoming rulemaking, and industry best practices.

Safety Consultant Services That Make the Manufacturing Industry More Efficient and Mistake Free

Maintaining a safe work environment is critical to the success of any business. For companies in the manufacturing industry, it’s especially important to observe all relevant safety regulations to prevent injuries, incidents, or other preventable disruptions.

How to Prepare Your Business for an Emergency

Your emergency preparedness plan must be specific to your business, but you don’t need to start from scratch. Organizations like OSHA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have checklists and tips for how to respond to various events.

Understanding Lockout Tagout

Lockout devices effectively prevent equipment or energy sources from activating on accident. Tagout refers to placing a tag on a particular machine, switch, or breaker that advises against activation while the tag remains in place.

Your 2021 Guide to OSHA Compliance

The standards and regulations that govern workplace safety are constantly changing. OSHA updates its literature every month to remain current with the many risks associated with industrial equipment, chemicals, machinery, and potentially hazardous energy. Every month, OSHA publishes amendments to existing safety measures or introduces rule changes that constantly modify their compliance standards.

Top 10 EHS Needs in Logistics and Trucking

June 28 is the 3rd annual National Logistics Day, a day to recognize the services and professionals within the logistics transportation field. In the past year, the logistics and trucking industry has been more essential than ever, delivering medicine, groceries and other goods where they were needed.

What Will You Gain From an OSHA 30 Training?

Discover the benefits of completing an OSHA 30 training course for workplace safety. Learn about the curriculum, main takeaways, and how to avoid fraudulent courses to obtain your OSHA card.

What Should Your SPCC Plan Include?

Learn about the essential components of an SPCC plan to prevent oil spills and protect the environment. Understand the requirements set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and discover the different types of SPCC plans based on facility capacity and compliance regulations.

OSHA Top 10 Most Cited Safety Violations 2020

Discover the top 10 most cited safety violations by OSHA in 2020, including fall protection, hazard communication, and respiratory protection. Explore the details of each violation, industries affected, and recommendations for ensuring workplace safety.

How to Build Your OSHA Safety Plan for 2021: 5 Considerations

Learn how to navigate the complexities of workplace safety in 2021 with these 5 essential considerations for crafting your OSHA safety plan.

How to Prepare for an OSHA Audit

Prepare your workforce for OSHA audits with expert insights and practical tips. From understanding inspection triggers to establishing an OSHA toolkit, empower your team to navigate audits seamlessly with YellowBird’s comprehensive guide.

The Changing Face of EHS: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion in EHS Workforces

Explore the transformative journey of the EHS industry towards diversity and inclusion. Uncover the vital statistics, benefits, and actionable steps to foster a more inclusive and diverse EHS workforce with YellowBird.

6 Safety Trends We’re Watching in 2021

6 Safety Trends We’re Watching in 2021 01/08/2021 Contemplating bringing a Safety Consultant on site but not sure where to …

How to Keep Employees Engaged in Safety Training

Discover effective strategies to keep your employees engaged during safety training sessions. From interactive activities to incorporating company culture, learn how to make safety training sessions more impactful.

Top 10 EHS Needs in Manufacturing

Discover the top 10 EHS needs in the manufacturing industry and learn how YellowBird’s Professionals On-Demand can assist. From machine guarding assessments to emergency response planning, enhance safety in your manufacturing workplace today!

Top 10 EHS Needs in Oil & Gas

Discover the top 10 EHS needs in the Oil & Gas industry and how YellowBird’s Professionals On Demand can help address them. From compliance assessments to hazardous materials management, learn how to enhance safety in your workplace.

Safety Culture: What Is It and How Do You Foster a Positive One?

Learn about safety culture and how to foster a positive one in your workplace with YellowBird’s strategies. From setting goals to employee recognition, discover key tactics to promote safety and improve morale.

Top 10 EHS Needs in Construction

Discover the top 10 EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) needs in construction and how YellowBird’s Professionals On Demand can help address them. From compliance assessment to fall protection programs, explore key safety priorities for construction sites.

Why You Should Have a Return to Work Plan in Place Before Reopening the Office

Discover why having a return to work plan in place before reopening the office is crucial for employee confidence and workplace safety. Learn how YellowBird’s Return to Work protocol and available grants can help businesses prepare for a safe return amid COVID-19.

Certifications: How They Make EHS Pros More Effective

Discover how certifications enhance the effectiveness of EHS professionals. From ASP/CSP to Industrial Hygienist certifications, learn how these credentials boost credibility and open doors in the EHS community.