EHS Roundup – January 2017
Efficient and effective business processes are a prerequisite to operational excellence. Improving efficiency is the top operational objective for manufacturing and industrial organizations. Inefficient, ineffective processes can have negative impacts on EHS management. But the use of three strategies can lead to successful EHS process improvement initiatives. Read more
OSHA requires companies to provide health and safety reports for review. Starting February 2017, the agency will make that information public. This video explains why the new rule that makes injury and illness data publicly available will promote safer workplaces. Watch video
OSHA suggests using metrics to analyze and improve a Process Safety Management (PSM) program. This article looks at OSHA’s suggestions for using lagging metrics, including examples associated with PSM programs. Read more
The previous article looks at the use of lagging metrics to analyze and improve a PSM program. This article looks at OSHA’s suggestions on the use of leading metrics to help track compliance with PSM requirements. Six leading metrics associated with PSM programs are reviewed. Read more
We introduced the Aberdeen Expert Series, which features practical tips and result-oriented research from leading tech sector data, analytics & content specialist Aberdeen Group. The first post of the series provides seven simple steps that lead to a compliant and effective audit and inspection process. Read more
OSHA issued more than 35,000 citations in its top 10 categories during fiscal 2016, which ended September 30, 2016. In addition to an infographic, the article “OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations for 2016” also includes the top 10 penalties and a Q&A with Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs. View infographic
Improving EHS performance is more than about goals, business processes and systems. It is also about the people dimension. The top barriers to EHS performance improvement relate to people and organizational issues, but approaches can be taken to overcome them by changing organizational culture. Read more
These recommended practices from OSHA provide employers, workers, and worker representatives with a framework for addressing safety and health issues on diverse construction job sites. They may be used by any construction company or job site. These recommended practices have been developed solely and specifically for the construction industry. Read more
Effective safety leadership is a critical skill that any current or would-be supervisor must master. An effective supervisor can make a safety professional’s job extremely easy or incredibly hard. This article provides advice and guidance for supervisors in becoming effective ambassadors for safety from the perspective of a safety professional in the field. Read more
When employees are more engaged and when they perceive that their supervisors are engaged, they are more likely to have positive perceptions about their company’s safety culture and to work safely. Making safety personal at the individual level is an important part of this process. This article provides tips that can help make safety moments more personal. Read more
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