The Web is great to find information quickly and provides a wealth of knowledge. But this easy access to a huge amount of knowledge also creates a problem: information overload. EHS professionals are also caught in this paradox. So to make life easy to all EHS leaders out there, we compiled for you the top 10 online EHS resources. Links to social media pages are included, as well as “hidden gems”, i.e. things that may not be prominently visible on the home page, but that are worth looking at. We hope you find this useful.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the world’s oldest professional safety society. The ASSE website features dozens of professional publications and standards for sale, information on training and on practice specialties.
Hidden Gem: EHS Works, the ASSE’s blog, has frequent posts on interesting topics. Each post is easy to read, and the blog features a weekly podcast on developments in Occupational Safety and Health.
EHS Today informs safety, health and industrial hygiene professionals in the manufacturing, construction, and service sectors about trends, management strategies, regulatory news and new products that help them provide safe and healthy work sites.
Hidden Gem: If you scroll on the home page, you will find further down a Featured Infographic section. Click “View all” to see all infographics conveniently accessible from a single webpage.
Environmental Leader informs about energy, environmental and sustainability news. New posts are published every day and industry developments are summarized to highlight the essential. In addition, regular contributions from executives and leading EHS thought leaders are included.
EU-OSHA is the European Union’s information agency for occupational safety and health. The EU-OSHA website covers diverse EHS themes. It is a necessary resource for any company operating in the EU to stay informed on safety and health legislation in this geography.
ISHN (Industrial Safety & Hygiene News) covers safety news, provides vital editorial pieces on OSHA and EPA regulations, “how-to” features, safety and health management topics, and the latest product news. The aim of ISHN’s content is to provide everything required to instill a safety culture.
Hidden Gem: In the top menu, under “Topics”, all the way at the end is topic Government Regulations. If regulatory compliance is your main area of interest, you will like this section. It provides the latest information about government regulations that address occupational safety and health issues.
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) is the U.S. federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. NIOSH is part of the CDC within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Safety+Health magazine is published by the National Safety Council (NSC) and covers occupational safety news and analysis of industry trends. The NSC is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road.
OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) provides information for safety and health professionals in the U.S. and abroad. OH&S features the latest news in occupational health and safety, new product releases, as well as information on webinars, seminars and conferences.
Hidden Gem: OH&S Academy features 90-minute online courses for $99 each, designed to fit your schedule and budget. The Academy offers new, intermediate, and advanced-level courses throughout the year. Training courses are designed for safety managers, HR directors and top executives.
The mission of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is to assure safe and healthy working conditions for U.S. workers. OSHA sets and enforces standards, and provides training, outreach, education and assistance.
Hidden Gem: OSHA’s Hazard Identification Training Tool is a fun, interactive, game-based training tool for people interested in learning about hazard identification. The training tool helps users better identify hazards in their own workplace.
Our library of reports, white papers and case studies provides in-depth insight on today’s most pressing Sustainability, EHS and Risk Management business and technology challenges. In addition, webinar recordings are available for download.
Hidden Gem: If you don’t know where to start, we recommend the EHS Management Toolkit. It’s an easy read (only 15 pages) and provides tools and tactics to manage today’s EHS challenges.
We hope you enjoyed the list. There are obviously other useful sites that could have easily made the list also. If you are aware of such online EHS resources, don’t hesitate to let us know by submitting a comment below.
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