Health and Safety

Challenge Your Audit Process and Improve Safety Performance

Nov 1st, 2013 | By
Challenge Your Audit Process and Improve Safety Performance

Let’s face it; we’ve all been there, facing the impending doom that follows a compliance audit by the “guys from corporate.”  As the audit concludes there is a laundry list of findings that must be addressed.  The facility manager verbalizes his or her commitment to making team-based improvements and getting the issues resolved in a
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Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

Oct 27th, 2013 | By
Open for Business: EHS Priorities Following the U.S. Government Shutdown

A lot of attention has been spent explaining the impacts of the 16-day U.S. federal government shutdown, which ended on October 17th.  Although the shutdown did slow rulemaking efforts at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as federal employees were furloughed, the shutdown has now ended and these activities are proceeding as scheduled. This article
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Arc Flash Videos

Aug 12th, 2013 | By
Arc Flash Videos

Take a break and watch these short arc flash explosion videos.



Smoking Cessation for Asbestos Workers Dramatically Reduces Lung Cancer Risk

Jul 28th, 2013 | By
Smoking Cessation for Asbestos Workers Dramatically Reduces Lung Cancer Risk

This article provides information on the interaction of asbestos exposure and smoking and the dramatic health benefits that can be achieved through smoking cessation. It would make an excellent training handout or communication piece for employers who have asbestos in their work place.



Environment, Agriculture, and Infectious Diseases

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Environment, Agriculture, and Infectious Diseases

The complex interplay between the environment, agriculture, and infectious diseases is explored in a new technical report, Research Priorities for the Environment, Agriculture and Infectious Diseases of Poverty, released in June 2013 by the United Nations World Health Organization. Because the interaction between environment, agriculture, and infectious diseases is poorly understood, the report advocates a new approach to fighting infectious diseases based on…



Using Games to Improve Safety Culture

Jun 19th, 2013 | By
Using Games to Improve Safety Culture

Most organizations that deal with hazardous operations have rules, procedures, and training in place as part of their efforts to minimize workplace risk. However, experience shows that rules and procedures are not enough to achieve changes in behavior among the employees and subcontractors whose lives and health are most at risk when things go wrong.
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EHS Consulting: 7 Things You Should Know

Jun 15th, 2013 | By
EHS Consulting: 7 Things You Should Know

The marketplace for EHS consulting services has changed dramatically in recent years. Highlighted below are seven post-recession game changers that have re-shaped the playing field for the EHS market.



Is Your Strategy on Pause?

May 5th, 2013 | By
Is Your Strategy on Pause?

Does it feel like your corporate world is on “pause,” waiting for something beyond your control to be resolved? Many companies seem to be waiting for something, unwilling to expand or contract, go forward or backward.  Which raises the question — how do you lead your EHS/Sustainability (EHS/S) program if you don’t really know what
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Safety Observation Programs: How to Drive Insight from Observations

Feb 27th, 2013 | By
Safety Observation Programs: How to Drive Insight from Observations

Yellow Cards. HazObs, HazIDs, STOPTM  cards. These are names for programs that are meant to engage employees to improve safety performance.  The ‘cards’ typically have written guidance for employees to use to target safety observations.  The intent of these cards is to have employees focus on potential hazards in their workplace and identify those hazards.
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Conflict Minerals Final Rules: What Changed?

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Conflict Minerals Final Rules: What Changed?

This is the second in a multi-part series of EHS Journal articles providing background and guidance on the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals rule (DFCM). This article explains key provisions of the final rule and analyzes differences between the proposed and final rules.