EHS Roundup - May 2016

May 02, 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 May 2016.

Safety Leadership: 8 Principles For Smarter Metrics

The Campbell Institute stresses that leading measures should be valid, actionable and easy to communicate. This article by DEKRA Insight in Safety+Health magazine lists eight principles for making leading indicators valid, actionable and easy to communicate. Read more

How to Implement a Safety Culture in Your Organization

To move an organization from a “safety-maybe” to a “safety-first” culture, managers must fundamentally shift the behaviors, beliefs and values that underpin and drive the organization. This OH&S article details several factors to consider when embarking on an effort to implement a culture of safety. Read more

Behavioral Minute: Effective Safety Interactions

While frequent, short discussions between managers and frontline employees are important for safety, the way these conversations are handled determines their effectiveness. This video from Aubrey Daniels International offers three tips on how to make these interactions effective. Watch video

16 Legal Tips: Handling OSHA Citations the Right Way

Sixteen top legal experts were interviewed for this list of critical information that can be used if an OSHA citation is received. The experts weigh in with simple, actionable tips that can help craft a legal strategy and directly affect the outcome of interactions with OSHA. The interviewed attorneys have years of experience in OSHA law, with a broad range of expertise across many industries. Read more

This post on Enablon Insights provides guidance on how to use the Verdantix Green Quadrant EHS Software 2016 (Global) report by highlighting four key elements that should receive attention. This helps to improve the EHS software evaluation process.

[Infographic] Audits and e-Disclosure

The EPA has streamlined the self-reporting process under its Audit Policy and Small Business Compliance Policy by developing an online tool for disclosing violations. This infographic from BLR highlights what needs to be known about EPA’s e-disclosure process. View infographic


Global Chemical Management: GHS, Registration & Evaluation

There continues to be major differences between countries in the way that the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling (GHS) is being implemented. This webinar by Enhesa focuses on the status of GHS implementation, chemical inventories and new chemical notification requirements. You can access a recording of the webinar or the slides. Read more

The Far REACH of the EU’s Chemical Rules

This Environmental Leader article explains the impacts of the European Union’s rule on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) on U.S. companies. Even though REACH is a EU regulation, companies in the US should pay attention to it because its reach extends beyond the EU. Read more

The Top 7 Dangers for Young Workers

According to WorkSafeBC, there are seven tasks in particular that seem to be the most dangerous, or result in the most injuries, for young workers. It’s important to educate employers and workers on the risks associated to these common tasks, present in many industries and occupations. Read more


The Campbell Institute: Safety – The Cornerstone of Sustainability

One common definition of sustainability refers to the capacity for a process or system to endure. Some companies recognize only the ecological component of sustainability, while others recognize it from a broader perspective. A holistic view of sustainability, defining it as a balance of environmental, economic and social factors to create long-term value, provides an excellent framework to make an impact. Read more

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