EHS Roundup - November 2015

November 09, 2015
By Jean-Grégoire Manoukian

We’re glad to introduce a brand new series on Enablon Insights: EHS Roundup. Once a month, we will provide a recap of 10 interesting EHS articles and online resources that caught our attention.

Global Trends in OSH

This blog post from Michael Belcher, CSP, the president of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), highlights five global trends that are affecting the Occupational Safety and Health profession, and how ASSE is responding to them.

Four Signs Your EHS&S Information System is Failing You

EY recently conducted a survey of EHS and Sustainability (EHS&S) IT Enablement among 43 Canadian companies to better understand how IT is being used to support the EHS&S processes. This article gives four signs that help identify if your EHS&S system is failing you.

Four Best Practices for Global Safety Implementations

This article by Kelley Norris on OH&S provides four best practices regarding the implementation of a new safety program throughout an organization, especially for companies with multiple sites around the world.

[Infographic] Can Technology Make Safety Simpler?

BLR recently surveyed 500+ safety professionals to see if technology can make safety simpler and more effective. This instructive infographic from EHS Daily Advisor gives insights into the results. A link to the full safety and technology report with survey results is also provided.

Safety Technology Infographic

Risk, Mobility, and Emerging Opportunities are Central to SPF Americas

Paul Leavoy at LNS Research provides his take and analysis of Americas 2015 that gathered over 500 EHS, Sustainability and Risk professionals. The article focuses especially on integrating risk management tools, and the growing set of mobile solutions in EHS management.

ISO 45001: The March Continues

ISO 45001 is a standard on occupational health and safety management systems. It will replace OHSAS 18001 once it is published in October 2016. This post on the EHS Works blog provides a detailed status on the development of this very important ISO standard for EHS professionals

Prelude’s “Super” Chopper

This video created by Shell shows how the oil and gas company is addressing safety by launching a helicopter-based search and rescue service. The initiative is part of the efforts to get ready for Prelude, Shell’s giant floating facility in northwestern Australia that will liquefy natural gas at sea.

Contractor Groups Issue 13-step Plan for Construction Safety

In this article, Safety+Health magazine provides a very practical summary of a 13-step plan that aims to improve construction worker safety. The plan was issued by the Associated General Contractors of America and Carolinas Associated General Contractors.

[Infographic] Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2015

Last month, OSHA announced preliminary figures for the 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2015. This very helpful and cool infographic by Creative Safety Publishing provides a quick overview of the top violations, along with the number of citations for each standard.

OSHA Top 10 Violations of 2015

This post on Enablon Insights highlights the importance of being aware of implementation pitfalls to avoid and best practices to adopt. It also talks more about a webinar on How to Ensure a Successful EHS MIS Implementation & Long-Term Payback that we hosted, and for which a recording is available.

We hope you enjoyed this very first EHS Roundup on Enablon Insights. Join us again a month from now to learn more about what caught our attention in EHS.