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Climate Risk and Resilience: Due Diligence Assessment Approaches

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Climate Risk and Resilience: Due Diligence Assessment Approaches

As society becomes increasingly aware of the impacts, risks, and opportunities associated with climate change, investors must broaden the scope of their environmental due diligence to include climate change considerations in their asset valuations and management strategies. Methods are needed to evaluate whether assets are vulnerable to business disruption due to the physical impacts of
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Blood-borne Pathogen Control: OSHA Requirements

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Blood-borne Pathogen Control: OSHA Requirements

Check out this comprehensive, easy to read overview of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) blood-borne pathogen standard published by EHS Data Base. An excerpt is published below, and more detail is provided in the original article.   Introduction Blood-borne pathogens are microorganisms such as viruses or bacteria that are carried in blood
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Safety Tech Trends in the Fleet Service Industry

Jul 29th, 2017 | By
Safety Tech Trends in the Fleet Service Industry

With road accident figures still at an alarming rate, it can be quite unnerving thinking about general road safety. An article published by Fortune revealed that “2016 was the deadliest year on American roads in nearly a decade,” with 40,000 people dying last year due to crashes, which is 6% higher than the statistics in
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Safe Driving Video and Interactive Map

Jul 28th, 2017 | By
Safe Driving Video and Interactive Map

Take a break and watch this short video summarizing traffic fatalities by type and region. The video was prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and features an interactive map. It would make a great training tool for safe driving courses.



Outsourcing Corporate EHS Audits: Getting it Right!

May 28th, 2017 | By
Outsourcing Corporate EHS Audits: Getting it Right!

Over the years there has been substantial debate over whether it makes sense to outsource the conduct of environmental, health and safety audits entirely.  And, in fact, many, but not all, organizations have done just that.  This outsourcing is typically not an easy decision.  There are many factors that come into play.  A previous EHS
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Safety Culture: Get the Team on Board

May 23rd, 2017 | By
Safety Culture: Get the Team on Board

n 2017, workplace injuries and illnesses remain one of the most prolific threats to business stability and reputation. Safety technologies, procedures, policies, and programs have all evolved, yet there still remains a lot of work to do in many industries and workplaces to transform safety behaviors and attitudes. All too often, safety meetings in the
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The RACI Model Explained by Star Wars

May 14th, 2017 | By
The RACI Model Explained by Star Wars

The RACI Model is a simple tool used to define responsibility for each task within a project. It’s an acronym with each letter representing a different role to perform. The roles are as follows: Responsible – The responsible employee physically does the work. Accountable – The accountable employee…



After the Deluge: Designing EHS Organizations for Post-Merger Companies

Jul 17th, 2016 | By
After the Deluge: Designing EHS Organizations for Post-Merger Companies

To create leaner, more effective EHS organizations that support the new and changing business conditions that occur after a complicated transaction, EHS leaders often need to rethink the vision, scope, and expression of their EHS organization. This places a premium on an already-challenging question: how do you design the EHS organization for a post-merger company? This article provides tips for designing and refining EHS organizations.



Driving a Risk-Based Approach to EHS Auditing

Jun 28th, 2016 | By
Driving a Risk-Based Approach to EHS Auditing

In recent years there has been considerable discussion in the EHS audit profession about how to apply the concept of risk to an audit program. The theory is that risk-based programs will likely result in a more efficient and effective application of resources and a more targeted focus on truly important issues. This article provides a tool and approach that could be used by audit program managers to not only classify facilities, but also…



India: New Classification for Consent Management

Jun 13th, 2016 | By
India: New Classification for Consent Management

India’s Central Pollution Control Board, the environmental regulator at the federal level, issued “Modified Directions” to the State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees (the state-level regulators) on 07 March 2016, for what it terms the “harmonization” of the classification of industrial sectors for consent management across the States and UTs of India. The new classification is based on more robust scientific logic and is industry friendly. It is expected to reduce the administrative burden of compliance for the industries, and regulated businesses will need to be aware of these significant changes …