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 2018.
Given that ISO 45001 will become part of the business norm, regardless of whether organizations choose to adopt it or not, it’s important for companies to stay updated on the latest developments. ISOfocus spoke to Kristian Glaesel, Convenor of the working group that developed the new standard, and Charles Corrie, Secretary of ISO/PC 283, to get more background on the standard. Read more
The adoption of ISO 45001 is a watershed moment for occupational health and safety management systems. With the standard now published, it will provide organizations a structure around which they can work to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The steps in this article outline the measures that safety professionals can take to begin implementing ISO 45001. Read more
ISO 45001 sets out to provide a robust and effective set of processes for improving work safety in global supply chains. This article highlights aspects of ISO 45001 that you and your company should be aware of, and what the new standard practically means for health and safety professionals. Read more
Both ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 have been (re)framed in a new high-level structure that is to be applied to all ISO standards, to allow better integration of different management systems. In both cases there is to be clear and renewed focus on the importance of leadership, which also directly impacts EHS professionals. This article highlights five main conclusions on what it takes to be an EHS leader. Read more
For many manufacturers and industrial operators, workplace safety includes both machine and process safety, and is vital to protecting workers, avoiding production interruptions and achieving operational excellence. The challenges in manufacturing include fewer available workers, globalization, innovation, safety and security concerns, and how best to use information. This articles includes ten tips to help you meet these challenges. Read more
For organizations that have to select and implement an EHS software system, the selection of the solution is only part of the challenge. The software implementation can be an even greater challenge that requires significant time and resources. Based on past implementations, there is one overarching lesson that applies to almost every step of a software implementation.
When developing and implementing an occupational safety and health (OSH) system, stakeholders must consider many factors for the system to be effective. While there are a number of common, well-known missteps that organizations make with their OSH systems, there are other, less frequently discussed mistakes that can have a major impact on system efficiency and effectiveness. Read more
Safety observations are an important piece of the puzzle in transforming an organization’s safety culture. Incorporating an observation program into an organization is necessary when trying to evolve to an interdependent safety culture. However, there are several pitfalls an organization can fall into. Read more
Under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, safety data sheets (SDSs) must be provided and maintained in English. Although you are not required to have SDSs in other languages, a reasonable effort must be made to inform all workers of the hazards in the workplace. You must ensure that information from the SDS is available to employees in a manner they would understand easily in case of emergency. Read more
The National Safety Council (NSC) publishes an annual safety observance and event calendar. The observances can provide ideas for safety meeting topics. In this article, EHS Daily Advisor highlights potential topics for each month of the year. Read more
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