EHS Roundup – July 2016
Once a month, our EHS Roundup provides a recap of 10 interesting EHS articles and online resources that caught our attention. We hope you enjoy the recap for July 2016.
In September 2015, Verdantix published the annual Global EH&S Leaders Survey: Budgets And Priorities report, which includes insights from 312 EHS decision-makers. This infographic shows the three highest-priority improvement areas for safety, general EHS, and environmental management, as well as the percentage of respondents that reported increased spending in the same areas. View infographic
This LNS Research article highlights the vital role of EHS management systems in not only preventing adverse events, but in driving performance improvement. The article looks at some of the risks of management system failure, and presents an integrated approach that factors in people, process, and technology aspects to effectively operationalize EHS management systems. Read more
The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) released its Best Practice Guide for Occupational Health and Safety in Sustainability Reports, which provides occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals with metrics and best practices in OHS sustainability reporting. The Guide is intended for large organizations that are already publishing or will publish publicly available sustainability reports, occupational health and safety reports, or environmental reports. View guide
As a result of budget cuts and a reduction in personnel, many safety leaders are taking a second look at their safety programs, and shifting their focus to what they can control and towards simplifying conformity across sites. Read more
EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17 aims to promote sustainable working lives for all workers, from their first entry into the job market until retirement. Managing workplace safety and health risks in the context of Europe’s ageing population presents various challenges and opportunities. Watch video
The PPE-Info Database serves as a compendium of U.S. federal regulations and consensus standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The purpose of the database is to provide standards developers, manufacturers, purchasers, and end-users of PPE with a comprehensive tool that allows searches of relevant federal standards, associated product types, target occupational groups, basic conformity assessment specifications, and accredited lab information. Learn more
To change safety culture, there must be honest and genuine conversations about safety. This article provides three steps that can be taken to encourage and facilitate productive and collaborative conversations about safety that take a safety culture to the next level. Read more
Forty years after being enacted, the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was finally updated. This article by Sandra A. Edwards, who chairs the Environmental Law Department at the law firm Farella Braun + Martel LLP, describes the bill and its impacts on manufacturers. Read more
OSHA requires employers to report an in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye as a result of a work-related incident within 24 hours; and work-related fatalities within 8 hours. This article gives five useful tips and facts to help employers better understand the requirements and how to comply with them. Read more
Improving the management of EHS data allows oil and gas firms to enable operational excellence, which is required to successfully navigate through challenging times for the industry, and plant the seeds of future success. There are many compelling reasons for oil and gas companies to improve EHS data management. This post provides four of them. Read more
Visit Enablon Insights again a month from now to learn more about what caught our attention in EHS.