EHS Roundup – June 2017
According to Safety+Health magazine’s 2017 Job Outlook survey, many occupational safety and health professionals believe their jobs are stable, and they plan to stay put in the short term. Read the full article or view the full infographic.
Organizations regularly set goals for improving safety performance, but few assess their current status and strategically plan the specific changes to accomplish the improvement. Discussing “how” to improve is tactical. Discussing “what” to change is strategic. This article includes a model to help organizations assess and strategically target areas of improvement. Read more
The EHS Manager’s role is evolving to encompass more than ensuring regulatory compliance and reporting on EHS metrics. EHS Managers need to be more responsive than ever to external drivers, while moving to a risk-based approach in their EHS programs. Not only that, they are expected to boost a company’s bottom line with best practices to improve operational excellence. This webinar explores the changes faced by EHS managers and the new priorities that are shaping the role. View recording
Safety managers have a lot on their plate. Designed as a safety training resource, this infographic visually explains the importance of mitigating hazards, preparing for the unexpected, keeping workers safe in emergencies and meeting OSHA requirements. View full infographic.
Enhancing Business Value Through EHS & Sustainability Information Strategy: Q&A with EY’s Ryan Bogner
In this in-depth interview series with speakers from Enablon’s SPF Americas, Ryan Bogner, senior manager at Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), provides insights into transforming EHS&S data into business value and the critical elements to helping clients drive business value through an EMIS deployment. Read more
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated its Information on Chemicals portal. More details are now available on the hazards and classification of substances. This improves the transparency of the public data on more than 120,000 chemicals. The portal is a unique source of information on chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely. Read more
What should you not do or stop doing that will improve safety performance and culture? These are difficult questions for most leadership teams to answer and agree on. There tends to be a common belief we should always do more in safety. Rather than always trying to do more, the goal should be to do better. More isn’t always better. Better is better. Read more
Hazardous waste generators in the U.S. are required to count their hazardous waste in order to determine their generator status. The EPA’s new Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, which is effective since May 30, 2017 at the federal level, includes a consolidated provision on determining your generator status. This article provides some tips for counting hazardous waste. Read more
Being close to safety compliant is not the same as being safety compliant. One big problem with “near compliance” is the reaction when an incident happens: leaders react by taking a hard stand on compliance to safety rules and procedures. But the renewed vigor around compliance seldom lasts, and the same level of near compliance eventually re-occurs. To fix this, you must understand why near compliance is not considered full compliance. Read more
Regardless of the work environment, there will always be some tasks that have an element of risk. Some carry an obvious risk, like working with dangerous goods and machinery. Others may not be as obvious and will require clear safety guidelines. This article lists four frequently overlooked practices that should be considered for every workplace safety plan. Read more
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