Posts Tagged ‘ Health and Safety ’

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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New Research: How CEO Behavior Influences Safety

May 23rd, 2017 | By
New Research: How CEO Behavior Influences Safety

How can businesses improve worker safety and reduce the high costs of workplace injuries and deaths? And how much of a role do chief executive officers (CEOs) actually have in achieving those goals? A recently published research paper presents some long overdue answers based on hard data showing how CEOs can bring tangible reductions in
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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…



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…



May 2017

May 1st, 2017 | By
May 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.



Can You Really Change Safety Culture?

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
Can You Really Change Safety Culture?

When asked what an organization can do to improve its safety record, reduce insurance claims, decrease near misses, and “right the ship” to instill in its employees the importance of safety, many learned experts say that they need a culture change.  So, what does that mean?  Is it such a vague statement that most people
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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.