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 July 2018.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the EU. It also addresses the protection of data of EU citizens by organizations outside of the EU. This article explains what the GDPR actually means for a health and safety professional. Read more
For more than 20 years, Safety Performance Solutions (SPS) has provided safety culture training and assessment for hundreds of companies worldwide. During this time, SPS has heard many positive and negative comments from employees about how organizational safety is managed. This article summarizes ten key issues revealed in employee surveys and interpersonal discussions. Read more
How exactly does OSHA work? Is the government out to cite every workplace safety violation? What happens when an OSHA inspector shows up at your door? And can you actually beat an OSHA citation? In this article, two former OSHA officers answer questions about the OSHA inspection process and reveal what really happens. Read more
Work dynamics in the construction industry are shifting due to increased temporary and contract employment, the growth of technology, and more. This infographic includes current trends and statistics on the construction industry. View full infographic
Wearables are a hot topic in workplace safety, but there is some skepticism among EHS professionals. To get a first-hand look at a solution that is making waves in the market today, EHS Daily Advisor talked with Timothy A. Risser, co-founder of the Opal System brand of wearables. Read more
On June 30, 2018, the EPA launched its new Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) system to trace the journey of hazardous wastes from generators to waste brokers to transporters to treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs). This article explores whether e-Manifests will make things easier. Read more
This article discusses comprehensive occupational health programs that companies can employ to address the total health of the workforce and improve not only health insurance premiums, but also address workers’ compensation costs, absenteeism, morale and other indirect costs. Read more
Many organizations view sustainability today as a union of economic, social and environmental responsibility. Occupational safety and health fits squarely within the social responsibility component of sustainability. Experts see the potential for sustainability to advance the role of safety professionals and help them make their case to the broader organization. Read more
This article includes 10 questions and statements that help your organization gain insights around the following key areas: how safety excellence is defined, the strategy to achieve it, who is responsible for what, how data is leveraged, and how progress is measured and achieved. Read more
Three years ago, OSHA issued a new standard for construction work in confined spaces. The rule was similar to the general industry confined spaces standard while also incorporating construction-specific hazards. One issue employers regularly confront under the construction standard is the difference between a confined space and a permit space. This article explains the differences. Read more
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