EHS Roundup – October 2017
The Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2017 report includes an overview of the latest trends shaping the EHS software market, an evaluation of the top 20 EHS software suppliers, and insights into the requirements and purchase preferences driving the market. Download report
Compliance with laws and regulations is complex and time-consuming. Laws and regulations are constantly changing and evolving. Moreover, laws vary by country, region or even municipal jurisdiction, and they are published in different languages. Learn more about global challenges of EHS compliance, and best practices for being legally compliant with EHS laws and regulations in every location you operate. Download white paper
A new infographic produced within the framework of the Online interactive Risk Assessment (OiRA) project provides a description of the 4 steps of the risk assessment process. View the full infographic and learn more about the OiRA project.
Every day, workers witness actions that they know are unsafe, but they don’t voice their concerns. Research indicates that when they see something they think is unsafe, people speak up only about 39% of the time. Why are people inhibited in these situations? Why do we so often stay silent? Read more
Wherever people are working, safety issues can be prevalent and devastating. What can a company do to motivate their people to keep themselves and others safe? Implementing a safety program is one thing, but getting employees to keep their eyes open, stay compliant, and be motivated to participate in safe behaviors can be a challenge. Read more
Following the explosion at the BP Texas City Refinery in 2005, the CSB noted that leadership failures had materially contributed to the conditions that led to the disaster. It’s a common failing, according to a guidance document prepared by the OECD, which found that corporate governance plays a critical role in the prevention of process safety disasters. Read more
Some people believe that Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) is dead or that BBS has run its course. But the fact is we still have people in the workplace and therefore we must continue to understand why people behave the way they do, and what we need to do to influence that behavior to create a safer workplace. Read more
It is very costly for companies to comply with hazard assessment requirements, and they fail to take advantage of the potential value hidden in hazard assessment documents. If you have a binder of hazard assessment documents that have been completed more to show to your auditor to review and score, you are missing a great opportunity to eliminate employee hazards with a proper risk assessment process. Read more
While safety in the manufacturing industry has gradually improved, the concerns are still very real. Despite automation, humans remain at the center of today’s manufacturing processes – handling materials and manipulating machinery that subjects them to risk. In addition, the cultures of many companies still emphasize productivity over safety, exposing their employees to serious injuries. Read more
The preliminary list of OSHA’s top 10 violations for Fiscal Year 2017 remained largely unchanged from FY 2016, except for one new addition: Fall Protection – Training Requirements (1926.503) entered the list at #9, just ahead of Electrical – Wiring Methods. The top five remained identical to the FY 2016 list. Read more
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