EHS Roundup - August 2016

August 01, 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 recap for August 2016.

[Report] Strategies for a Successful EHS Software Selection

Selecting a new system to manage EHS data is a big commitment, as such a decision will have long-term consequences. To ensure a successful selection, there are crucial steps to follow when choosing an EHS management system. NAEM’s new whitepaper provides the tools needed to carefully map out a selection strategy. Read this report to learn more about best practices for planning, selecting and successfully implementing an EHS software solution. Download report

[Infographic] The Journey to Safety Excellence

The National Safety Council’s (NSC) Journey to Safety Excellence is a roadmap for continuous safety improvement. This infographic gives more details about four key pillars to protect workers and enhance safety performance. View infographic

Journey to Safety Excellence

ISO 14001 Standard: Lifecycle Thinking

The new ISO 14001 standard was published in September last year. One noteworthy addition to the new ISO 14001 standard is lifecycle thinking. Organizations must consider environmental impacts across the entire journey of the product or service, from design to end of life, rather than just concentrating on those aspects directly controlled by the organization. Read more

Trends in Personal Protective Equipment

Safety+Health magazine, with the help of the International Safety Equipment Association, recently asked Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers three questions: 1) What PPE trends are happening now, 2) what challenges are your customers reaching out to you with, and 3) what technological innovations are here or on the horizon? Read more

[Infographic] TSCA Reform: A Simple 5-Point Summary of What You Need to Know

After 40 years, the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was reformed to manage chemicals more effectively and give the EPA more authority to evaluate and mitigate the associated risks. This infographic summarizes the important points of TSCA reform. View infographic

TSCA Reform

The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act: First Year Implementation Plan

The updated U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) imposes a number of new responsibilities on the EPA. This webpage provides a roadmap of major activities the EPA will focus on during the initial year of implementation. This is a living document that will be further developed over time. Read more

Stress and Worker Safety

Stress is a legitimate worker safety and health issue, experts say. It affects men and women, new and experienced workers, across every industry. Safety professionals can play an important role in helping workers cope with stress. In doing so, they might prevent an incident from taking place. Read more

[Infographic] Workplace Injuries

Almost 13,000 workers are injured each day in the U.S. This infographic by the National Safety Council (NSC) highlights important facts and statistics about workplace injuries. View infographic

Injuries by the Numbers

A 5-Step Guide for a Safety Conversation

The prevalent communication style of managers and supervisors is a barometer of the safety culture. An effective organizational conversation has four attributes: intimacy (building trust and listening), interactivity (promoting discussion), inclusion (collaborating on solutions) and intentionality (sharing a common purpose). This article proposes a five-step guide for an effective safety conversation that incorporates these four attributes. Read more

How to Ensure Your Hazmat Training Program Is Effective

Hazardous materials (Hazmat) training is an important topic for many EHS professionals who have to make sure that training is effective and compliant with the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). This article provides seven steps for developing a training program that meets DOT’s training requirements for employees who handle hazardous materials. Read more

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