When it comes to internationally recognized environmental management systems (EMSs), you can’t get much higher-profile than the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 standard. In 2015, nearly 320,000 businesses worldwide held valid certifications in ISO 14001. But obtaining ISO 14001 certification can be extremely costly, especially for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
Category: EHS Management
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Environmental Management Standard underwent a major revision in 2015, and employers that wish to remain certified in ISO 14001 have until September 2018 to bring their environmental management systems (EMSs) into compliance with the revised standard and complete a recertification or surveillance audit—something many employers are planning to […]
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the largest organization in the world that develops and publishes voluntary international standards. Its environmental management standard, ISO 14001, was first published in 1996. It underwent minor revisions in 2004. In 2015, ISO published the first major overhaul of ISO 14001 since its initial publication, and participating businesses […]
What’s the key to sustaining a high level of safety performance for nearly two decades? Find out how one employer does it.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released a free online platform to educate business owners and members of the community on steps to ensure a safe, crime-free work environment.
It’s less obvious than a fire hazard. It’s less dramatic than a 40-foot fall. But make no mistake: Job-related stress can pose a hazard to your workers. It can contribute to the development of heart disease, high blood pressure, and back pain; it can distract workers so completely that they commit deadly errors. So, how […]
A lot of things are stressors: ordinary stressors like unexpected bills, life changes like having a baby, and professional changes like promotions or layoffs can all affect a person’s stress levels. But, according to workers, the most stressful thing in workers’ lives is their job: 65% of American workers say that work is their greatest […]
By Dr. Isabel Perry Welcome to 21st century safety, where mobile devices (smart phones and tablets) can be used for more than texting, finding directions on the GPS and catching Pokémon. Safety procedures, guidance documents, checklists, JSA’s, etc., can be available for employees anytime, anywhere, on any mobile device. In 2020, over 50 percent of […]
The opioid epidemic has found its way into the workplace. Find out what employers are doing to help fight prescription drug abuse.
Yesterday we looked at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) overall goals for antiretaliation programs. Today we’ll look at the role that OSHA expects company management to play in creating an antiretaliation program.