Health and Safety

Heat Stress and Ramadan

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
Heat Stress and Ramadan

With a harsh arid climate and summer temperatures that can reach 60° Celsius (140° Fahrenheit) between the months of May and September, Middle Eastern countries face a continuing challenge of how to conduct outdoor work without subjecting their workers to the harmful effects of heat stress. This year that challenge will be even greater with the occurrence of Ramadan, which requires fasting between sunrise and sunset, during the month of July. Employers should make plans now to protect their workers from heat stress during Ramadan.



Improve Training with Accelerative Learning

May 24th, 2014 | By
Improve Training with Accelerative Learning

Take a break and listen to this webinar from the Auditing Roundtable on adult learning and the power of Accelerative Learning. Michael Bittner and Amy McDonald from ERM are the guest speakers.   About Accelerative Learning Some of the world’s leading companies use Accelerative Learning (AL) techniques to improve training effectiveness.  Not only does training
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How to Remove a Tick

Apr 6th, 2014 | By
How to Remove a Tick

Take a break and watch this short video that shows the best way to remove a tick using narrow-pointed tweezers.



GHS Compliance for U.S. Facilities

Feb 22nd, 2014 | By
GHS Compliance for U.S. Facilities

The revised Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard promulgated by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) implements changes to promote worker safety through the adoption of three primary tenets of the United Nations-sanctioned Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, otherwise referred to as GHS. This article outlines key compliance requirements pertaining to
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Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

Jan 21st, 2014 | By
Hazardous Materials: 4 Common Shipping Mistakes

People often make mistakes when shipping hazardous materials, and this article provides strategies for hazardous materials offerors in the United States to avoid four common shipping errors: failing to understand regulatory differences between modes of transportation; mistakenly assuming that common articles and substances are non-hazardous; failing to understand the regulatory implications of returned and self-transported
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The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Jan 18th, 2014 | By
The World’s Largest Environmental Consulting Firms (2012 – 2013)

Editor’s Note: This article, published in January 2014, provides information on company performance from 2012. For an updated list of the world’s largest environmental consulting companies, click here.   The value of the global environmental consulting (EC) market reached US$27.4 billion (£16.7 billion) in 2012, up 3.6% over the previous year, according to the latest report
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Company President Sentenced to Prison for Safety Violations

Dec 22nd, 2013 | By
Company President Sentenced to Prison for Safety Violations

A company president in the United States has been sentenced to serve up to 20 years in prison for his role in safety deficiencies that caused the death of two men. The prison sentence is in addition to a US$ 1.2 million penalty levied against the company in 2010 and a personal penalty of US$
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ISO 45001:2016 – New Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
ISO 45001:2016 – New Occupational Health and Safety Management Standard

ISO recently announced that ISO Committee ISO/PC 283 – Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems, has been formed with an objective to develop and publish an international standard for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) based on OHSAS 18001. The new standard will be known as ISO 45001. At the first meeting of the committee ISO/PC
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PSM Changes Considered by OSHA

Dec 10th, 2013 | By
PSM Changes Considered by OSHA

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is requesting information and comments to address possible changes and updates in the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard; Explosives and Blasting Agents standard; Flammable Liquids standard; and Spray Finishing standard. OSHA is also considering changes to its PSM enforcement policies.   Possible PSM Changes According to the
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Where Have You Gone, Ernest Hemingway?

Nov 20th, 2013 | By
Where Have You Gone, Ernest Hemingway?

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”  — Ernest Hemingway   I’ve always thought that two of the most interesting challenges in one’s career as an EHS professional might be (1) to write an article on effective writing and (2) to give a presentation on effective
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