EHS Roundup - July 2016

July 04, 2016
By Jean-Grégoire Manoukian

Happy Fourth of July!

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 July 2016.

[Infographic] EH&S Budgets and Priorities

In September 2015, Verdantix published the annual Global EH&S Leaders Survey: Budgets And Priorities report, which includes insights from 312 EHS decision-makers. This infographic shows the three highest-priority improvement areas for safety, general EHS, and environmental management, as well as the percentage of respondents that reported increased spending in the same areas. View infographic

EHS Budgets and Priorities

Why EHS Management Systems Fail, and What to Do About It

This LNS Research article highlights the vital role of EHS management systems in not only preventing adverse events, but in driving performance improvement. The article looks at some of the risks of management system failure, and presents an integrated approach that factors in people, process, and technology aspects to effectively operationalize EHS management systems. Read more

CSHS Best Practice Guide for Occupational Health & Safety in Sustainability Reports

The Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) released its Best Practice Guide for Occupational Health and Safety in Sustainability Reports, which provides occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals with metrics and best practices in OHS sustainability reporting. The Guide is intended for large organizations that are already publishing or will publish publicly available sustainability reports, occupational health and safety reports, or environmental reports. View guide

7 Ways to Go Back to Basics With Your Safety Program

As a result of budget cuts and a reduction in personnel, many safety leaders are taking a second look at their safety programs, and shifting their focus to what they can control and towards simplifying conformity across sites. Read more

EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17

EU-OSHA’s Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2016–17 aims to promote sustainable working lives for all workers, from their first entry into the job market until retirement. Managing workplace safety and health risks in the context of Europe’s ageing population presents various challenges and opportunities. Watch video

NIOSH Personal Protective Equipment Information (PPE-Info)

The PPE-Info Database serves as a compendium of U.S. federal regulations and consensus standards for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The purpose of the database is to provide standards developers, manufacturers, purchasers, and end-users of PPE with a comprehensive tool that allows searches of relevant federal standards, associated product types, target occupational groups, basic conformity assessment specifications, and accredited lab information. Learn more

3 Tips for Creating a Positive Safety Conversation

To change safety culture, there must be honest and genuine conversations about safety. This article provides three steps that can be taken to encourage and facilitate productive and collaborative conversations about safety that take a safety culture to the next level. Read more

The Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Bill – What It Means To You

Forty years after being enacted, the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was finally updated. This article by Sandra A. Edwards, who chairs the Environmental Law Department at the law firm Farella Braun + Martel LLP, describes the bill and its impacts on manufacturers. Read more

5 Tips for Reporting Severe Injuries to OSHA

OSHA requires employers to report an in-patient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye as a result of a work-related incident within 24 hours; and work-related fatalities within 8 hours. This article gives five useful tips and facts to help employers better understand the requirements and how to comply with them. Read more

Improving the management of EHS data allows oil and gas firms to enable operational excellence, which is required to successfully navigate through challenging times for the industry, and plant the seeds of future success. There are many compelling reasons for oil and gas companies to improve EHS data management. This post provides four of them. 

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