EHS Roundup - April 2017

April 03, 2017
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. Enjoy the recap for April 2017.

5 Common Safety Strategy Problems

If business strategy is still an evolving concept with new paradigms and approaches established every year, safety strategy has a long way to go to reach extreme levels of effectiveness. This article highlights five common problems organizations need to overcome to improve both their safety planning and execution. Read more

How to Establish a Culture of Safety Excellence

This webinar aims to provide insights on the importance of the safety culture for the organization, and also lists some tools and techniques that can be used to have an excellent safety culture. Watch the webinar or the slides.


Safety and Performance Excellence: Zeroing in on Zero

At the highest levels of performance, ongoing improvement must be made in small steps. Once this level of performance is reached, trying to do too much at once is almost as inefficient as doing the wrong things. Read more

NAEM’s 2017 EHS and Sustainability Software Buyer’s Guide is a unique benchmark designed to inform the EHS and sustainability software selection process, and to identify emerging priorities among software shoppers. This is the second edition of NAEM’s research, following the 2015 EHS and Sustainability Software Buyer’s Guide. A lot of things can change in two years. This post on Enablon Insights highlights the three biggest takeaways for EHS software buyers regarding differences and similarities between the 2015 and 2017 reports.

[Infographic] 11 Tips for Handling Hazardous Materials

These 11 simple tips help workers safely handle harmful materials on job sites. View full infographic

Handling Hazardous Materials

Fundamentals of Total Worker Health Approaches

This workbook from NIOSH helps to implement workplace safety and health programs aligned with the Total Worker Health (TWH) approach. A TWH approach is defined as policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness–prevention efforts to advance worker well-being. Read workbook

EU Regulations, Directives and Other Acts

There are many types of legal acts in the European Union (EU). Some are binding, others are not. Some apply to all EU countries, others to just a few. This webpage provides very simple and helpful explanations of each type of legal act. Read more

[Infographic] 7 Tips for an Effective Workplace Safety Committee

Thoughts from safety consultants Carl Potter and Richard Hawk, as well as guidance from the National Safety Council (NSC), helped shape seven tips that can be used to build more effective and enjoyable workplace safety committees. View full infographic

Effective Workplace Safety Committee

Designing Visuals for Better Safety Training

There are many things you can do to make safety training more effective. One is to use, and make proper use of, visuals that support the training content and that are designed to support how our brains work when we process, store and later retrieve information. This article gives very simple tips for creating effective safety training visuals. Read more

Visualizing a Comprehensive Safety Excellence Strategic Framework

Strategy is a framework of choices, trade-offs and small bets an organization makes to determine how to capture and deliver value and win. Driven first by hypothesis, then validated by data, there are two sides to this framework: injury/incident prevention and culture. This article explains the elements that are part of a comprehensive safety excellence strategic framework. Read more

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