EHS Roundup - September 2016

September 08, 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 September 2016.

Four Trends That the EHS Field Must Address

From a systemic view, anyone paying attention to employment dynamics during the past decade would conclude that the safety, industrial hygiene and environmental fields are “bleeding from a thousand cuts”. This article explains the four major challenges facing the EHS field today. Read more

[Infographic] OSHA’s New Injury and Illness Tracking Rule

On May 12, 2016, OSHA published a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA annually. This infographic provides an overview of what the new rule requires and when employers need to comply. View infographic

OSHA Injury Illness Tracking Rule

Harness Big Data & Predictive Analytics to Improve EHS Performance

EHS leaders are leveraging the power of leading indicators to drive continuous improvement. Big Data Analytics tools help to identify and track predictive metrics. This article explains why leading indicators enabled by Big Data Analytics are a game-changer for improving safety performance, and how they can be used. Read more

Enablon hosted SPF Calgary on June 16, 2016. The theme of EHS software implementation surfaced many times during the case studies, peer exchange session, and other sessions. This post on Enablon Insights summarizes four key lessons that can lead to a successful implementation of enterprise EHS software.

Get It All Down With This Near-Miss Checklist

To get a proper handle on hazards before injuries occur, workers need to understand, report and investigate near misses. This article provides a checklist of questions and items, in order to help organizations use near misses to identify and address hazards proactively. Read more

[Infographic] 2016 Training Survey

Find out more about worker safety training budgets and the preferred training methods. View infographic

Training Survey

Job Hazard Analysis/Job Safety Analysis

This article explains the basics of Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) according to the National Safety Council (NSC) and other experts, as well as the benefits of JHA/JSA. The article includes an example and a two-step approach to conducting both a JSA and a JHA. Read more

13 Dos & Don’ts for Assessing Evidence from Incident Investigations

As part of an incident investigation, various kinds of evidence are gathered, including witness statements, photos of the scene, pieces of damaged equipment, etc. It’s important to correctly assess this evidence in order to avoid incorrect or incomplete conclusions regarding the incident’s cause(s). WorkSafeBC has compiled a list of dos and don’ts when evaluating the evidence. Read more

Beacons and the Internet of Industrial Things: A New Tool to Enhance Worker Safety

A beacon is a device that continuously transmits a radio signal that identifies itself. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be over 400 million beacons installed worldwide. This article explains the four broad application classes for beacons in workplace safety, and the challenges to widespread adoption for workplace safety. Read more

Are You Competent When It Comes to Safety?

A sustainable safety culture requires competency. Competency is based on the knowledge and experience of the person assigned to do a specific work, which gives them the ability to recognize hazards and the authority to mitigate risks. In fact, OSHA has a clear and precise definition of what constitutes a “competent person”. Read more

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Sustainable Performance Forum Americas 2016