EHS Roundup - November 2018

November 05, 2018

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 November 2018.

GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018

The GRI 403 standard sets out reporting requirements on the topic of occupational health and safety. An organization reporting on GRI 403 for the first time is advised to use GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018. Existing users of GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2016 are advised to start the transition to GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 as soon as possible. Download standard


How ISO 45001 and Z10 Fit With GRI Standard on Occupational Health and Safety

GRI released its 403 standard addressing OSH global reporting and sustainability. GRI says that its 403 standard has been revised to focus on the presence of robust occupational health and safety management systems, but the key question is which management systems qualify as “robust”. To guide members and the OSH community, ASSP asked GRI about this question. Read more

ISO 45001: The Benefits of Change

This article takes a look at the value of ISO 45001 and what it could mean for your organization and workforce. Removing OHSAS 18001 is a dilemma for some organizations, but you can’t be assessed against a retired standard. To continue receiving the benefits of external validation, moving to ISO 45001 is the best solution. Read more

There is no “standard” set of leading indicators, but you can have a good idea of which ones to consider by looking at what peers in your industry are doing, results of surveys and reports, articles on the topic, and the opinions of thought leaders. One resource that can guide you in the selection of leading indicators is the GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety 2018 standard which is part of the set of GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards.

Salary Survey 2018

The results of Safety+Health’s 2018 Salary Survey are now available. S+H received responses from 1,059 occupational safety and health professionals in the U.S., who shared information on topics such as education, experience and raises. Read more


[Report] Serious Injury and Fatality Prevention: Perspectives and Practices

A new paper by the Campbell Institute presents background and research on serious injury and fatality (SIF) prevention. It outlines how Institute organizations are addressing SIF by mining incident and near miss data, assessing on risk and severity, and focusing on the potential for SIF. The paper also presents a new prevention model based on a variation of Heinrich’s safety triangle. Download report

Fall Protection Tops OSHA’s Annual ‘Top 10’ List of Most Frequently Cited Violations

OSHA presented preliminary data for the agency’s top 10 most-cited violations for fiscal year 2018 (ending September 30) at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo. The top five violations remained unchanged: Fall Protection, Hazard Communication, Scaffolding, Respiratory Protection and Lockout/Tagout. Read more

OSHA and DOT Laws – Which Apply to Facility and Operations and When?

Employers and safety professionals should be aware of the various safety and health laws and government agencies that may impact their business and operations, beyond just OSHA, and must know which particular law applies to the specific “working conditions” and hazards in order to be in compliance. Read more

Are You Prepared for Industrial Stormwater Monitoring?

This article provides information on stormwater monitoring practices, in order to be prepared to meet state deadlines for discharge monitoring reports (DMRs). Forgetting to monitor or improperly monitoring can lead to a number of costly violations for facilities operating under industrial stormwater permits. Read more

Ten ‘Critical Traits’ of Respected Field Safety Professionals

One of the most important keys to the success of safety professionals is how they interact with the teams they support, whether it is operations leadership or the employees in the field. This article identifies the ten traits that help in educating and influencing employees to do the right thing, as well as building a reputation as a respectful, trusting, and caring professional. Read more

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