Category: EHS Management

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.

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.


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.

Safety Leadership

Leadership Principles for Safety Professionals

What’s your image of a good leader? Someone charming whom people want to follow? Someone who has a cool head in a crisis? Someone with a great idea? What about you? If being a good leader isn’t something that comes naturally to you, is there anything you can do about that?


Can You Manage to Be a Better Safety Leader?

Because health and safety tend to operate alongside the hierarchical management structure of an organization (a situation sometimes conceptualized as an “information silo,” suggesting a degree of isolation), safety professionals may not think of themselves as leaders. But that doesn’t mean that safety professionals can’t implement the same leadership practices that company managers use to […]

drug-free workplace

Workplace Drug Abuse and Testing Addressed in New Report

The drug-testing company Tenet Diagnostics has released a white paper, Economic Value of Drug Testing in the Workplace for Health Payers & Employers. It addresses opportunities for payers and employers to use drug testing to decrease employee turnover and absenteeism, reduce employer risk, and lower workers’ compensation rates.


Avoid Mistakes with Your OSHA 300A Summary Posting

February 1 is the deadline for annual posting of the OSHA 300A summary of workplace injuries and illnesses. Attorney Eric J. Conn, chair of the Conn Maciel Carey OSHA practice group, emphasizes in the firm’s OSHA Defense Report blog that the annual requirement should not be confused with OSHA’s new electronic recordkeeping rule.


Remember to Post Your 300A Injury, Illness Summary by February 1!

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule, employers that are required to keep and maintain an OSHA injury and illness 300 log must post their 300A annual summary in each establishment where employee notices are normally posted from February 1 to April 30. The 300A form summarizes the recordable work-related injuries and […]