EHS Roundup - February 2017

February 06, 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 February 2017!

The EHS State of the Nation 2017

Results from ISHN magazine’s survey of EHS professionals are out, and provide more information on the demographics of EHS professionals, their level of experience, the top hazards they face, their top challenges and goals, and much more. Read more

Get Ready for the 2017 Environmental Reporting Season

Every year, EHS Daily Advisor looks ahead to a new season of environmental reporting, and the deadlines will come up faster than you think. It’s time to start thinking about what reports you must submit in the upcoming months. Read more

[Infographic] The 2017 Workplace Safety Puzzle

From 2015 to 2017, OSHA fines increased almost 80%, making the cost of non-compliance too expensive to ignore. This infographic aims to help safety pros strengthen compliance, reduce costs, and improve operational efficiency. View full infographic

Workplace Safety Puzzle

Hazard Communication Program — Training is the Key

The intent and purpose of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. Employers must ensure that employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals are adequately trained and are equipped with the knowledge and information necessary to do their jobs safely. Read more

What You Need to Know: OSHA’s New Fall Protection Regulations

Last year, OSHA issued a final rule on . These updated regulations will have a major impact on maintaining a compliant fall protection program. This article provides a list of top 5 items likely to impact your fall protection program. Read more

CSB Releases New Safety Video Detailing Investigation into 2013 Fatal Fire and Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a video of its investigation of the June 13, 2013 explosion and fire at the Williams Olefins Plant. The deadly explosion and fire occurred when a heat exchanger containing flammable liquid propane violently ruptured. The CSB’s investigation found many process safety management program deficiencies. The video describes CSB’s recommendations which should be reviewed and incorporated by similar companies into their own facilities. Watch video


At , Pete Bussey, analyst with LNS Research, presented on driving business efficiency through smart EHS management. This post explains the process that Bussey shared for leveraging technology-enabled EHS management to achieve operational excellence.

What to Do When OSHA is at Your Door

Many employers think that they have little say in what happens next during an OSHA inspection. Actually, employers have many choices to make, starting as soon as OSHA arrives. This article highlights important steps and provides some practical advice. Read more

Occupational Health Issues in the USA

This article highlights some of the occupational safety and health issues identified as needing attention by the industry sector groups of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Highlighted areas include oil and gas, robotics, sensors and more. Read more

The Importance of EPCRA Reporting and the Dangers of Complacency

The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) mandates that companies maintain hazardous chemical information to support state and local emergency planning and response for community awareness. Compliance experts regularly see many organizations that believe they are in compliance when they actually have lax policies and inadequate recordkeeping. Read more

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