Posts Tagged ‘ Environmental ’

August 2017

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August 2017

Welcome to the EHS Journal. This international online magazine was designed for and by environmental, health, and safety professionals for the purpose of sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion within our profession. Since our launch in January 2010, we have published articles and images from more than 200 contributors in 30 countries, generating more than 1 million page views.



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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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…



Things That We Don’t Know We Don’t Know

May 4th, 2017 | By
Things That We Don’t Know We Don’t Know

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld once said there are things that we know for sure, and there are things that we know we don’t know. And then we also have things that we don’t know that we don’t know. The third category is what we want to uncover in an environmental audit…



ISO 14001 Implementation Guide

May 2nd, 2017 | By
ISO 14001 Implementation Guide

In September 2015, ISO 14001, the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS), was revised. The new standard requires EMS to be more strategic and outward looking, delivering greater value to organizations that implement the standard. The International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) and Ramboll Environ have developed a transition guidance document to help aerospace organizations
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July 2017

May 1st, 2017 | By
July 2017

Welcome to the EHS Journal. This international online magazine was designed for and by environmental, health, and safety professionals for the purpose of sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion within our profession. Since our launch in January 2010, we have published articles and images from more than 200 contributors in 30 countries, generating more than 1 million page views.



How Carbon Offsets Increase Organizational Sustainability

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
How Carbon Offsets Increase Organizational Sustainability

Has your company or organization invested in carbon offsets? Carbon offsets are proving an important tool for companies that want to reduce the impact of their carbon footprint. An offset is achieved through the funding of a “green project” that reduces emissions of carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gases (e.g. nitrous oxide, methane) in the
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April 2017

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
April 2017

Welcome to the EHS Journal. This international online magazine was designed for and by environmental, health, and safety professionals for the purpose of sharing knowledge and facilitating discussion within our profession. Since our launch in January 2010, we have published articles and images from more than 200 contributors in 30 countries, generating more than 1 million page views.



EHS Audit Software in the Spotlight

Mar 30th, 2017 | By
EHS Audit Software in the Spotlight

Software designed to support EHS audits is one of the most widely deployed applications across environmental, health, and safety (EHS) processes. Penetration rates for audit software vie with incident management for top place. According to the Verdantix annual survey of 301 EHS decision-makers, 40% of firms already use software to enhance their EHS audit processes, and 2017 promises a good kick in spending. Six per cent of firms intend to replace existing homegrown or commercial systems, a further 6% will invest in an upgrade with their existing vendor, and an additional 8% plan to invest in EHS audit software for the first time. An impressive 20% of firms therefore plan some level of additional spend in this category during 2017.