Safety documents

Understanding and Accessing SDSs

Hóa chất độc hại; químico peligroso; खतरनाक रसायन. Would you be able to read a safety data sheet (SDS) in Vietnamese? Spanish? Nepali? Yet, environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers are required to maintain SDSs only in English. But, there is a hitch.


The New Infrastructure Plan’s Environmental Provisions

President Donald Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America includes several proposals with substantial environmental features, including expanding the use of federal funds for water infrastructure projects; expanding funding eligibility for revitalization projects under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund); streamlining reforms for federal environmental reviews and permitting; and […]

female construction worker

Renewed OSHA Alliance Protects Women in Construction

Women in construction are in the minority by a wide margin, and for that reason face safety and health challenges typically not encountered by men.  OSHA has recognized the disparity and the associated risks. Accordingly, in 2013, the agency formed an alliance with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), which the two parties […]

Safety Data Sheets

Managing SDSs—Five Tips You May Not Have Thought Of

Obtaining and managing updated safety data sheets (SDSs) is one of the top 3 challenges facing respondents to BLR’s 2017 Hazard Communication Survey. What would make an environment, health, and safety (EHS) manager’s job easier when it comes to managing SDSs? Here are 5 tips that may not have occurred to you.

New York construction

Uptick in New York Construction Fatalities Revealed by Report

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has released its latest construction fatality findings. “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State” cites “alarming increases in New York State construction fatalities.” The document also notes that “employers routinely violate legal regulations with impunity.”

Environmental engineer

Is the Need for Environmental Engineers Growing?

We have been looking at job trends for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals? Where do they get paid the best and where are prospects dimming? With a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focus on Superfund sites, will the need for environmental engineers grow? Let’s look at trends and projections for this critical environmental […]


Confidential Business Information under TSCA

The EPA has floated several approaches to assigning unique identifiers (UIDs) to chemical substances to protect information claimed as confidential by the manufacturers of the substances.


Safety Summit 2018: Set Up Your Organization for Safety Success!

Workplace safety doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Your organizational culture, processes, and challenges all impact your safety program and performance. Whether your company is growing, downsizing, transforming itself for a new generation, or simply trying to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive business climate, the question isn’t whether safety will be affected—it’s how.


The Future of Safety Training Jobs

What does the future hold for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals? Where do they get paid the best, and where are prospects dimming? Yesterday we looked at recent trends for safety and health engineers and emergency management directors. Today we will peek at what jobs look like for EHS professionals interested in training. Here’s […]