EHS Roundup - April 2016

April 04, 2016
By Jean-Grégoire Manoukian

Once a month, our EHS Roundup provides a recap of 10 interesting EHS articles and online resources that caught our attention. We hope you enjoy the one for April 2016.

Enhesa’s 2016 Global EHS Regulatory Forecast

This article in the March 2016 issue of Enhesa Flash provides an overview of the findings shared during Enhesa’s webinar 2016 Global EHS Regulatory Forecast. During the webinar, Enhesa analyzed the global regulatory climate and identified key EHS trends and their business impact on the industry in 2016. Read more

New IWH Study Looks at Why Companies Make Big OHS Improvements

OHS Insider provides a summary of a new study from the Institute for Work & Health (IWH) on the reasons why companies are motivated to make changes and big improvements in OHS programs, safety rules and safety culture. The study found that change was typically initiated by one or more external influences acting on the workplace. Read more

Simplifying the Audit and Inspection Process to Improve Safety

Discover how Best-in-Class companies simplify their audit & inspection process to improve safety and reduce risk. Based on the experience of over 175 organizations, this report explores how introducing the right enablers can speed up the auditing and inspection process, reduce repeat mistakes and drive down overall risk. Download report

Lies, Half-Truths, and Misconceptions: Challenges Safety Leaders Face

In this Occupational Health & Safety magazine article, Carl Potter stresses that safety leaders must be able to face misconceptions that may thwart the progress of achieving a zero-injury workplace. Potter identifies and refutes three common misconceptions. Read more

Incident Investigations: Four Critical Stages

Incident investigations help prevent future incidents. An investigation process is vital to any EHS program because it turns a reactive process into a proactive tool. This blog post from Peak Safety Performance identifies the characteristics of great investigation programs and the four critical stages in an investigation process. Read more

What Companies Need to Know About Reporting Scope 2 Emissions

Companies that disclose their emissions to CDP this year will need to calculate their scope 2 emissions from purchased electricity differently, using the new GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance. This Environmental Leader article provides information that can help organizations complete their CDP climate change reports, due June 30. Read more

Leveraging Behavior Based Safety to Save Lives

Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) can help improve safety performance. This blog post from DEKRA Insight describes four ways in which organizations can expand their behavior-based safety process to address the risks around serious injuries and fatalities. Read more

Records, or It Didn’t Happen! A Training Records Checkup

During an OSHA inspection, the inspector will request records of training provided to employees. If records are missing, OSHA could issue a citation for failing to provide training, because without written records the agency will assume training did not happen. This EHS Daily Advisor article lists the basic records organizations should have for any training provided. Read more

OSHA Document Retention – “How Long Do I Need To Keep This?”

OSHA inspections typically involve a request for the employer to produce certain documents. In many cases, employers are unsure of how long to retain certain documents required under OSHA. This post on EHS Safety News America provides guidance regarding document retention for various categories of documents. Read more

Having comprehensive and thoughtful safety data sheet (SDS) and product data management programs in place helps to ensure regulatory compliance and enhance safety. This guest blog post from 3E Company on Enablon Insights provides tips on how to develop and execute SDS and product data management programs.

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