EHS Roundup – October 2016
ISO 45001 will be delayed by at least a year. According to ISO, a publication date of December 2017 is now expected. ISO 45001 may remove ambiguity and seek to strengthen the wording around compliance with legal requirements. Therefore, the need for companies to have a robust, on-going and up-to-date legal compliance management tool (not just a “legal register”) will become even more important. Read more
It’s important to keep thorough training records because they help to demonstrate compliance with EHS regulatory requirements. But training records can be useful in other ways also. Training records can provide leading indicators that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an overall safety program. Read more
If you hire contractors, perform contract work, or work at a multi-employer work site, it can be difficult to determine your safety responsibilities. This infographic shows how multi-employer rules apply in common situations and what you should look for when hiring a contractor. View infographic
Antea Group has put together a list of apps to make EHS management a little easier. The apps are broken down into three categories: EHS-Specific Apps, General Business Apps, and Travel Apps (for EHS managers who are on the road a lot visiting multiple sites.) Read more
The ability to quickly identify if your boss is a bully, a tough manager, or is socially inept – or perhaps a bit inexperienced and incompetent – is a skill that can be crucial to your career prospects, and to workplace safety. This article gives the signs to look for. Read more
Millions of workers in all types of jobs drive or ride in a motor vehicle as part of their work. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury-related workplace deaths in the U.S. Learn how resources from the CDC can help protect workers in the U.S. and overseas from complex motor vehicle safety challenges. Explore infographic
Remote workers are exposed to heat stress, slips and falls, electrocution and toxic or flammable gases. Their work is often physically demanding, increasing risks of exhaustion, heart attacks, seizures and other physiological emergencies. How can you build a culture of safety for remote workers? How do you protect your lone workers? Read more
Safety culture is more organic than most models describe. It is not a perfect linear process, nor is it an organizational chart or a gradual model of evolution. Forming a safety culture is more like growing a plant. If the right capability seeds are planted, leaders must then create clarity and control the climate, chemistry, conditions, and common practice for the culture to have a chance at excellence. Read more
Successfully helping an injured or ill worker return to work involves many parties and several factors, which is why having a formal Return To Work (RTW) program is important. A study by the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) has found that a key element to successfully implementing such a program is monitoring its progress. Read more
There is strong agreement among safety professionals on the need to track leading indicators, but there is no clear consensus about which specific leading indicators to track. EHS Today’s National Safety Survey may give us some clues about the “usual suspects” regarding leading indicators, especially since we have results about the top leading indicators in both 2015 and 2016 surveys. Read more
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Mobility can be a powerful tool in the right hands. Download Aberdeen’s “Improve Safety, Accuracy and Productivity with Mobility” report to understand the concept of mobility and identify additional benefits that extend beyond safety.