EHS Roundup - February 2016

February 08, 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 February 2016.

[Infographic] 2016 State of EH&S Survey

Triumvirate Environmental released its first annual “State of EH&S” report analyzing the direction of the EHS industry. Triumvirate identified four trends from the survey, and also produced an infographic summarizing the main findings.


Making the Match: EHS Job Trends

This EHS Daily Advisor article takes a look at recent trends, median salaries, and projected growth for three jobs critical in the EHS profession: Industrial Safety and Health Engineer, Emergency Management Director, and Training and Development Specialist.

Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released a safety video into the fatal April 17, 2013 fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The video details safety recommendations made to OSHA and the EPA to strengthen their regulations.

Creating Value: How Occupational Health and Safety Is Being Integrated into Financial Reporting and Why You Should Care

The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability explains in this EHS Today article how a growing number of companies are integrating health and safety data into reports about financial performance, and what it means for Occupational Safety and Health professionals.

NATE Climber Connection: PPE Inspection Safety Video

The National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) released a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Inspection Safety Video that highlights practical safety tips for industry workers to follow when inspecting PPE. While the video is pertinent to the wireless infrastructure industry, it may also be interesting to workers from other industries who use PPE.

Occupational Health: How Employers Can Learn From Nordic Countries

This Financial Times article provides examples of the steps taken in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland to promote occupational health in enterprises. A number of policy and cultural factors lie behind the approach of Nordic organisations to health in the workplace, the article says.

Workplace Violence Prevention and Stats

According to EHS Daily Advisor, safety managers have a new and increasingly critical responsibility to protect workers from workplace violence by ensuring proper prevention and response procedures are in place. This 10-question quiz tests your knowledge of the latest facts about workplace violence.


Safety Leadership: 3 Things Leaders do to Create a Good Safety Strategy

This article from DEKRA Insight published in Safety+Health magazine is about three things that safety leaders must do to guide their organizations to safety excellence. Translating safety vision into a reality where continually reducing exposure is an organizational value is a true test of leadership, the article says.

Key Ingredients: What Makes a Safety Strategy Effective

According to this OH&S article, organizations that outperform others do so with highly engaged employees who are aware of the company strategy and their evolving role within it. To create a comprehensive safety strategy, several key ingredients are needed, and which are provided in the article.

Safety Governance Inside the Boardroom: The Role of Senior Executives and Board Directors in Safety Leadership

This article in EHS Today reminds us that the most senior executives in a company play an important role in safety governance and safety leadership. The article says that health and safety performance is not only a moral imperative but also helps avoid significant legal and financial consequences.

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