This article is the first in a series of articles about environmental management in India. In this installment, authors Sanjay Sampath and Raakhee Kulkarni provide an overview of the social and environmental challenges facing India now and in the next 20 years. Subsequent articles will focus on India’s environmental laws and regulations. […]
Last year, General Electric (GE) launched Healthymagination, an initiative aimed at driving healthcare innovation globally. An important component of Healthymagination is HealthAhead, GE’s internal effort to proactively improve the health of GE employees and their families and to contain healthcare costs. HealthAhead’s goal is to create a healthy and engaged workforce and promote a culture of wellness. This article reviews the components of GE’s HealthAhead program. […]
Fortunately, your company has great market opportunities. Unfortunately, your opportunities are not where you have the environmental, health and safety (EHS) resources, people and knowledge. This creates a huge geographic mismatch. You and your company have spent years (even decades) building up your EHS infrastructure to fit your historic footprint. In developed markets where you’ve
If you’ve read any of the automotive headlines in recent months, you’ve probably seen that battery-operated, all-electric vehicles may soon be on a car lot near you. The catch phrase of our credit-crazed world – “Charge it” – will soon take on a whole new meaning. It won’t be about buying tires or wipers at
Safety Culture and Safety Management Systems: Why Management Systems Alone Can’t Guarantee Model Employee BehaviorJul 17th, 2010 | By Peter Fink and Edna Besnainou
Safety management systems stabilize safety performance and provide greater management clarity and structure, but to what extent do they affect safety culture and promote employee safety? This article explores the relationship between safety management systems and safety culture and introduces a new model showing the complex interplay of systems and culture.
Businesses use key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure progress toward specific health and safety goals or simply to monitor trends associated with corporate and facility activities or special projects. KPIs are used as a means to collect data and communicate trends, which can then be used to indicate where further improvements and resources are required. This article reviews the basics of establishing and managing KPIs.