EHS Roundup - January 2016

January 11, 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 January 2016.

Do You Know the Top 10 Environmental Issues for 2016?

EHS Daily Advisor has prepared a short 10-question quiz to find out how much you know about the top 10 environmental issues ahead in 2016.


Groundbreaking OSHA Developments in 2015 to Directly Impact 2016 – and Beyond

This IndustryWeek article provides a recap of important 2015 OSHA developments that are likely to impact employers well into 2016 and beyond. The developments include: 1) Bigger penalties, 2) More “shaming”, 3) Better focus on “meaningful” inspections, and 4) Updated Field Operations Manual.

ISO 14004: Bring Environmental Management System Benefits to Your Business

The revised ISO 14004 is a complementary standard to ISO 14001. It aims to help organizations implement and maintain an effective environmental management system. This Environmental Leader article explains how the new ISO 14004 can help companies achieve the benefits of ISO 14001.

[Infographic] Five Signs Your Near Miss Reporting Program Is Failing

This infographic from Aubrey Daniels published by EHS Safety News America summarizes five signs that point to a failing near miss reporting system. Near miss reporting can help proactively establish a safety culture throughout the organization.

Infographic Near Miss

Behavior-Based Safety: A Visual Workflow Model

Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) is used to address, understand, and facilitate behaviors that prevent incidents. This OH&S article describes how successful organizations concentrate on a few specific precautions identified by data that will focus efforts to prevent injuries and incidents.

[Infographic] 6 Steps to Conduct a Job Hazard Analysis

This safety infographic published by EHS Daily Advisor shows how to conduct a job hazard analysis (JHA) in six steps. It explains the factors to consider when selecting job and work activities, how to develop corrective measures, tips on proper documentation and more.

Infographic JHA

Megatrends and the Organization of the Future

NOSA’s Head of Innovation, Dr. Deonie Botha, talks about global megatrends and the manner in which these will impact EHS in this article from the December 2015 edition of Enhesa Flash. The article explains how the changed nature of future organizations and workforces will specifically impact EHS requirements.

What to Expect during Obama’s Final Year

This post by RegScan on LinkedIn Pulse provides a summary of 5 main regulatory developments expected during President Obama’s last full year in office, including nutritional labeling, energy efficiency and workplace hazards.

What Is The Latest Status of the U.S. TSCA Reform?

This blog post from 3E Company provides the latest status and developments regarding the reform of the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was enacted in 1976. The Senate approved a reform proposal, which now has to be reconciled with the reform proposal passed by the House of Representatives.

4 Things That Today’s EHS Manager Must Know

The role of today’s EHS manager is changing. In this post on Enablon Insights, we compiled a list of four important things that today’s EHS Manager or professional must know, and that were discussed in a webinar hosted by Environmental Leader featuring speakers from RegScan, CH2M and Enablon.

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