Thursday, September 14, 2023
In a world where safety is paramount, the role of safety professionals cannot be overstated. They are the unsung heroes behind the scenes, working tirelessly to ensure the well-being of employees, the community, and the environment. Recognizing the vital importance of this profession, we are thrilled to announce, in partnership with UCSD Extended Studies, our ehsInc Care scholarship designed specifically for aspiring safety professionals. This scholarship aims to empower and support individuals who are dedicated to making workplaces and communities safer for all.
Apply Now! https://www.ehsinc.org/ucsd-extended-studies
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, Inc. and ehs International, Inc. Join Forces to Elevate Safety Training in California
August 22, 2023 - ehs International, Inc. (ehsInc) announced its new affinity partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego (ABCSD), marking a significant step towards enhancing safety training within the construction industry. ehsInc will be the exclusive provider of Virtual Instructor-led Safety Training for ABCSD and its members.
Wednesday, August 2, 2023
ehsInc helps turn a 12U travel ball player's dream to Cooperstown All Star Village into a reality!
"Hey kid, we'll take care of your registration entry fee if you hit a home run."
"You got it!"
Thursday, June 22, 2023
June 2023 has been declared “Trench Safety Month” by the National Utility Contractors Association. This declaration of safety further highlights the association's innovative educational and safety program, the “Trench Safety Stand Down” week, that is held on June 19 - 23, 2023.
Every June since 2016 NUCA has held the innovative Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) Week for the utility construction industry. This year’s event will occur at hundreds of jobsites across the nation, reaching tens of thousands of workers.
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
We thank NAWIC OC for supporting our men and women in the military.
Learn more about Operation Birthday Hug by clicking here.
Monday, May 22, 2023
Every year, the CWEA President presents the President’s Award to CWEA members who have made ongoing and significant contributions to the CWEA community and our profession. There are never more than 4 of these awards presented in any given year, and they are completely at the discretion of the CWEA President to award.
CWEA Past President Jeffery Tucker said this:
Kaila's commitment to making the new Southern Safety Day a reality was impressive, as was her energy in promoting the activities and importance of the safety committee. Because of her efforts, I have decided to award her with the President’s Award this year.
Please help us congratulate our very own Kaila Krichmar for receiving the CWEA 2023 President's Award. Congrats Kaila!
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Week - May 1-5, 2023
Anyone who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand-Down. Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity, such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans, or discussing job-specific hazards. See Highlights from Past Stand-Downs and reports evaluating previous events.
Monday, March 20, 2023
Rain Rain Go...Get Trained! Has rain put a damper to your projects? Now is the time to get trained.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
March 8, 2023 - Happy International Women's Day! We are proud to be a woman-owned business since 1996. In fact, 63% of our staff consists of female employees.
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8th as a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Pregnant workers can ask for accommodations without fear of retaliation from their employer.
If a pregnant worker is hesitant to ask for accommodations, ehsInc CEO Marjorie Del Toro has this advice:
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Tuesday, February 7, 2023
OSHA Regional Administrators and Area Office Directors now have the authority to cite certain types of violations as “instance-by-instance citations” for cases where the agency identifies “high-gravity” serious violations of OSHA standards specific to certain conditions where the language of the rule supports a citation for each instance of non-compliance. These conditions include lockout/tagout, machine guarding, permit-required confined space, respiratory protection, falls, trenching and for cases with other-than-serious violations specific to recordkeeping.
The change is intended to ensure OSHA personnel are applying the full authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA Act) where increased citations are needed to discourage non-compliance. The new guidance covers enforcement activity in general industry, agriculture, maritime and construction industries, and becomes effective 60 days from Jan. 26, 2023.
In a second action, OSHA reminded its Regional Administrators and Area Directors of their authority not to group violations, and instead cite them separately to more effectively encourage employers to comply with the intent of the OSH Act.
Existing guidance on instance-by-instance citations are outlined in the OSHA Field Operations Manual, and CPL 02-00-080, “Handling of Cases to be Proposed for Violation-by-Violation Penalties.”
For more information, please visit OSHA’s Enforcement website and Press Release.