EHS Roundup – February 2017
Results from ISHN magazine’s survey of EHS professionals are out, and provide more information on the demographics of EHS professionals, their level of experience, the top hazards they face, their top challenges and goals, and much more. Read more
Every year, EHS Daily Advisor looks ahead to a new season of environmental reporting, and the deadlines will come up faster than you think. It’s time to start thinking about what reports you must submit in the upcoming months. Read more
From 2015 to 2017, OSHA fines increased almost 80%, making the cost of non-compliance too expensive to ignore. This infographic aims to help safety pros strengthen compliance, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency. View full infographic
The intent and purpose of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. Employers must ensure that employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals are adequately trained and are equipped with the knowledge and information necessary to do their jobs safely. Read more
Last year, OSHA issued a final rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems. These updated regulations will have a major impact on maintaining a compliant fall protection program. This article provides a list of top 5 items likely to impact your fall protection program. Read more
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a video of its investigation of the June 13, 2013 explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant. The deadly explosion and fire occurred when a heat exchanger containing flammable liquid propane violently ruptured. The CSB’s investigation found many process safety management program deficiencies. The video describes CSB’s recommendations which should be reviewed and incorporated by similar companies into their own facilities. Watch video
At SPF Americas 2016, Pete Bussey, analyst with LNS Research, presented on driving business efficiency through smart EHS management. This post explains the process that Bussey shared for leveraging technology-enabled EHS management to achieve operational excellence. Read more
Many employers think that they have little say in what happens next during an OSHA inspection. Actually, employers have many choices to make, starting as soon as OSHA arrives. This article highlights important steps and provides some practical advice. Read more
This article highlights some of the occupational safety and health issues identified as needing attention by the industry sector groups of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Highlighted areas include oil and gas, robotics, sensors and more. Read more
The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) mandates that companies maintain hazardous chemical information to support state and local emergency planning and response for community awareness. Compliance experts regularly see many organizations that believe they are in compliance when they actually have lax policies and inadequate recordkeeping. Read more
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