EHS Roundup - January 2018

January 08, 2018
By Jean-Grégoire Manoukian

Happy New Year! We start 2018 on our blog with the EHS Roundup.

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 January 2018.

10 Insights to Implement EHS Management Information Systems Successfully

Understanding challenges and lessons learned from leading companies can support a smooth EHS management information system (EHS MIS) implementation, and help ensure the EHS MIS investment produces anticipated benefits. This article shares top 10 lessons learned for anyone planning or leading enterprise MIS programs in EHS, sustainability, quality or risk. Read more

Top 25 EHS Today Product Innovations of 2017

From gloves to glasses, manufacturers released a variety of products in 2017. The print issue of EHS Today brought news and information about products and services available to keep workers safe. This slideshow highlights the stand-out products, from foot protection and respirators to hand sanitizers. View slideshow

How to Pass an OSHA Inspection

Every surprise inspection can cause anxiety. If you have a nagging feeling that an OSHA inspector will be dropping by soon and you want to get back on track and “tighten things up” before you get penalized, there are things you can do to prepare yourself. Start by asking yourself a few questions before taking action. Read more

REACH Registration Statistics

So far, more that 17,000 substances have been registered under the EU REACH regulation. The last deadline for chemicals manufactured or imported in low volumes is May 31, 2018. This interactive infographic shows data about the registrations received. By clicking on a specific country, you will have access to more information. You can also view the data in graphs and tables, and compare data between two countries. Explore infographic

REACH Registration Infographic

TRI Reporting – What’s New for Your 2018 Report?

EPCRA requires manufacturing facilities in the U.S. to submit an annual toxic chemical release report. In the 2018 reporting season, one of the latest deadlines for EHS managers is July 1. This is when your Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report concerning the chemicals you manufactured, processed, or used in 2017 is due. This article explains the changes for the 2018 report. Read more

When it Comes to Safety, Culture Matters

Sodexo has about 427,000 employees that deliver a wide range of quality of life services in 80 countries. With such a large workforce delivering services to some 100 million consumers every day, the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and employees is at the heart of Sodexo’s business. How does such a large organization embed the importance of health and safety into its culture? Read more

EHS mobile apps are in the early adopter stage, and they are well positioned to advance in the early majority stage. With many different EHS mobile apps on the market, how can you determine which ones to select? This post identifies four key attributes that you should look for as part of a selection process.

Connect Workers and Technology for Safer, More Efficient Work Sites

For oil and gas firms, acquiring the latest software for safety management and monitoring can streamline safety processes, and cut costs for maintenance and safety compliance. The key is connected technology: linking worker safety equipment with shared management software platforms. Petrochemical companies that employ these innovative safety solutions can realize real competitive advantages. Read more

Should Your Hazardous Waste Be Managed as Universal Waste?

Determining whether you are allowed to, and also whether you should, manage certain generated wastes in the U.S. as universal wastes rather than hazardous wastes is a dilemma that can plague a generator of hazardous waste. Questions include knowing what hazardous wastes qualify for universal waste management, identifying the perceivable advantages of such management, and others. Read more

New Qualification to Help Safety and Health Drive Good Business

A new business-focused qualification for safety and health professionals was launched by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) in response to business trends and feedback from employers, trainers and experienced practitioners about creating a new way to qualify as a safety and health practitioner. Read more

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