Introducing The Safety Climb Method: A New Way to Measure Safety

Spotlight Safety is thrilled to introduce The Safety Climb method, a new way to think about and measure safety. With this publication, we aim to propose a method focused on helping organizations develop more proactive and comprehensive safety programs. Why It’s … Continued

Lab Safety Glasses: Ensuring Compliance in the Laboratory

In comparison to other “standard lab PPE” like gloves and lab coats, lab safety glasses tend to represent the biggest compliance challenge for safety professionals and lab managers. In my experience, it’s relatively easy for organizations to convince hazardous materials … Continued

Why Aren’t Same-Level Slips, Trips, and Falls Viewed as a “Top Hazard”?

Where would employees rank same-level slips, trips, and falls as a hazard in your workplace? When asked to identify the top hazards in their workplaces, employees generally cite a combination of the following: Hazardous chemicals High voltage electricity Ignition sources … Continued

Fire Extinguisher Safety: How Effective is Your Program?

Many organizations take fire extinguisher safety for granted. Extinguishers are installed throughout the facility and (hopefully) receive their required monthly and annual checks. But thankfully, most of these fire extinguishers will never be discharged. Like spill kits, first aid kits, … Continued

Hazardous Waste Management: The Seven Essentials to Safer Handling

Hazardous waste management is an area that many organizations struggle with. The reasons vary, but they’re generally rooted in a lack of regulatory understanding or complacency. While hazardous waste products may be dismissed as unimportant byproducts of an experiment or … Continued

Why You Shouldn’t Rely Too Heavily on Safety Checklists

Safety checklists are ubiquitous in EHS and workplace safety. We use them for everything from hazardous waste checks and routine inspections to annual audits and job safety analyses. However, while checklists can serve as a great resource to guide a … Continued

Chemical Spill Response: How to Refine Your Procedures

-How many different chemical spill response procedures does your safety program have? In my experience, unless the facility has highly hazardous materials or is a Large Quantity Generator with a required Contingency Plan, programs tend to default to two standard … Continued

Lab Contaminants: What Are You Taking Home With You?

Does your lab facility appropriately control for contaminants? If you’re unsure, consider the following questions: Do any of your employees use their phone as a timer or calculator? Are individuals allowed to wear headphones while working in the lab? Does … Continued