EHS Roundup - September 2018

September 04, 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 September 2018.

What Keeps a Safety Leader Up at Night?

In EHS Today’s 2018 National Safety Survey, 870 safety leaders commented on the biggest obstacles facing the industry today, and what they’re doing to overcome them. There are many challenges in the safety industry and EHS professionals have to adapt to remain in compliance and reduce injury risk. Read more

What’s the Biggest Challenge in Your Job?

Hundreds of comments were received as part of EHS Today’s 2018 National Safety Survey. Many of them reflect the same feelings: regulations, long hours and lack of management support are among the biggest challenges, but safety leaders remain deeply committed to their jobs. Read more

Data Gathering: Setting the Foundation for Successful Risk Assessment

Risk assessment begins with gathering data, which allows safety professionals to develop an understanding of what hazards and risks exist and how they affect safety. Moving occupational safety and health forward effectively and efficiently requires comprehensive data on the types of injuries and illnesses that have occurred, as well as on the hazards that currently exist. Read more

Milliken has expertise across a breadth of disciplines, including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. The company has more than 40 manufacturing facilities around the world. Safety is one of Milliken’s primary core values, which is why the company has been recognized as one of America’s safest companies. This article explains the key lessons that we can learn from Milliken’s journey to be a leader in safety.

Organizations are at different stages in their digital journeys, some more advanced than others. Even within a specific industry there may be great differences between companies. There are five signs that you should look for if you’re in an EHS software selection process and you want to be sure that an EHS software vendor can address your requirements wherever you are in your digital or technology journey.

The New Rules of Safety: The Future Ain’t What Is Used to Be

According to Andrew Sharman, best-selling author, “up to 80% of work roles as we currently know them will vanish in the next two years. Whilst the health and safety profession has grown rapidly over the last 30 years, it is not immune to change”. Sharman says that safety professionals should disrupt the status quo. Read more

Pre-Incident Planning for Hazmat Emergencies

Two years ago, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) added Emergency Planning and Response to its list of “Most Wanted Safety Improvements”, based on the board’s conclusion that inadequate or poor emergency planning or response has been a recurring finding in CSB’s investigations. Pre-incident planning can prevent a crisis from becoming a disaster. Read more

After the Incident: Crisis Communication in the Digital Age

Smartphone cameras and social media platforms on which to share images, observations and opinions has transformed Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and other platforms into go-to destinations whenever newsworthy events occur. Employers must contend with a digital landscape that has the potential to negatively affect an organization’s image and message. Read more

Training Workers on Control of Hazardous Energy

Failing to train workers on the control of potentially hazardous energy can be an expensive mistake. OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard, 29 CFR 1910.147, explains exactly why employees must be trained. It also requires different levels of training for three categories of employees. Read more

Play to Win

Workplaces are increasingly using game-based interventions as platforms for employees to learn and develop. A program that uses gamification or serious games to improve OSH offers the potential to engage workers and provide a learning experience that is more effective than traditional methods. Read more

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