The photovoltaic industry – also known as PV or solar – is based on a sustainable energy generation model, with the intention of defraying any negative impact of energy generation and consumption on the world’s climate. Based on this foundation, PV manufacturers have a special affinity for the consideration and mitigation of environmental issues. However, as with any key business element of manufacturing, PV manufacturers also face a plethora of employee health and safety challenges, and, as do many industries, often merge the functions into a single EHS function. While health and safety efforts do not always address the same hazards as those addressed by the environmental function, the identification of each set of hazards can often be performed through the same assessment procedures – enabling a more efficient and valuable process. By providing a structured framework that enables not only health & safety assessments, but also environmental assessments, the efficiency and scope of the job hazard analysis (JHA) process can be significantly increased.
Job hazard analysis (JHA) is a critical component of compliance within SH&E. However, with organizations spread across multiple locations, and regulations that vary by geography, SH&E managers often face the common challenge of ensuring that JHAs are conducted with a standardized and consistent process across the entire organization.
Everyone sees 18-wheelers are a menacing figure on the road, looming over tiny sedans and threatening to overturn at any moment. But even when they're parked and off the road, companies can not afford to be fooled - they can be a huge danger to workplace safety.
You would think that a manufacturer of commercial explosives would be extra careful about their culture of safety.
Cement structures are a staple of America, and structures which are in part cement are some of the most iconic in our country, symbols of strength like the Hoover Dam. But built improperly, these can become terrible dangers to workplace safety and everyone around them.
Long falls are always a threat to workplace safety. After one company learned that the hard way in Hanover, Mass., a federal safety agency swooped in and found several violations.
Augur systems are powerful and useful tools in modern industry, but they can also be dangerous threats to workplace safety when used improperly. A job hazard analysis can be a great aide in preventing problems, cutting down workplace accidents and preserving the good health of a company's most important assets: its employees.
Working with power tools, one ought to be very attuned to workplace injury prevention, and pop-up saws are a particular threat to employee health. At any moment a slight slip up or innocent mistake could suddenly threaten employees with a sharp and spinning blade.
Grain silos are important tools in Nebraska's agricultural world, but workplace safety is always at stake when they are used incorrectly.
The masonry industry carries all sorts of inherent dangers, but luckily most of these hazards can be eliminated with a workplace safety assessment.