EHS Roundup - June 2016

June 06, 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 recap for June 2016.

Check Yourself Out: Three Self-Audit Tips

This series of two articles on EHS Daily Advisor features five self-audit tips that can help companies prepare to face an OSHA inspector, and build an effective audit program. Click here for the first article that includes three tips. Click here for the second article that includes two tips.

The Wrong Key Performance Indicators Can Drive the Wrong Behavior

There is much more to a strong performance management system than simply producing a long list of KPIs. Organizations need to identify the correct indicators and reward system to improve safety performance. The fundamental elements of performance management must also be recognized. Read more

[Infographic] 7 Common Workplace Safety Hazards

National Safety Council (NCS) consultants identified for Safety+Health magazine the workplace hazards they see repeatedly when auditing worksites. Click here for the full article, or view the infographic.

7 Hazards Infographic

A Supervisor’s Guide to Taking Safety to the Next Level

As a result of a new rule by OSHA, many employers will have to submit workplace injury and illness data electronically, which will then be published on the OSHA website. Vendors and clients will have a comprehensive view of a company’s safety program, which is why safety will play a bigger role in the procurement process. Read more

EPA Chemical Data Reporting Rule Brings Challenges, Opportunities

Every four years, under the EPA’s Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) Rule, companies that manufacture or import chemical substances in the U.S. in quantities above a certain threshold must submit detailed manufacturing, processing and use information on each chemical. This Environmental Leader article explains the reporting requirements, common reporting issues and errors, as well as the improvement opportunities that the rule presents. Read more

Best Practices for Engaging Workers in Health and Safety Training

Initial and ongoing training is an important part of a health and safety program. This OH&S article provides tips for structuring training content and for presenting health and safety content to workers. One strong approach for training is gaining buy-in through a number of strategies outlined in the article. Read more

[Report] Smart Innovators: Incident Management Software

This Verdantix report describes the incident management issues that organizations are facing. It also includes an independent review of the solutions of 31 vendors, and helps firms understand how incident management software applications help to overcome challenges. Read this report to discover the latest incident management market innovations and the best-suited solutions for incident management. Read more

[Report] Travelers Injury Impact Report

Recently, Travelers analyzed more than 1.5 million worker compensation claims submitted from 2010 through 2014 in the U.S. This report identifies the most common workplace injuries, those with the greatest severity, and the top causes of accidents by business size and industry. Read more

How to Write a Good Accident or Incident Report

An incident report needs to include all essential information about the accident or near miss. The report-writing process begins with fact-finding and ends with recommendations for preventing future accidents. Writing any incident report involves four basic steps. Read more

Safety Culture as the #1 Prerequisite for Low Insurance Rates

Commercial insurance bills can be large expenses for organizations. Companies need to follow a safety plan to keep insurance rates low. Safety records play a large role in the rates insurance agents and agencies calculate for companies, therefore it is important to be aware of accidents and take the necessary measures to prevent them. Read more

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