Category: EHS Management

Specific Skill Sets for PSM Auditors

If you wanted a financial audit, there would be no shortage of third parties who could tell you exactly what to look for in a qualified auditor. That kind of information is a little more difficult to find for process safety management (PSM) auditors. The PSM standard simply requires that the audit be conducted by […]

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Beyond Technical Competence: Choosing a Qualified PSM Auditor

Every 3 years, you need to complete an audit of your process safety management (PSM) processes. Often, the emphasis is on the standard and the facility—but in order to conduct a thorough and effective compliance audit, you also need a skilled auditor. And that means more than someone who knows what the standard says.

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Take Some Time and Rethink Your Safety Strategy

You know you should have an overarching safety strategy to underpin your policies and procedures. But even if you have one, it may not be hitting on all cylinders. Shawn Galloway, president and chief operating officer of ProAct Safety of The Woodlands, Texas, has identified 5 strategy-based problems organizations need to overcome to improve both […]

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Employees Abroad May Not Feel Safe

Do you have employees who travel out of the country as part of their job duties? If so, you may be interested in the findings of a 2017 survey by Cigna Corporation. Research on the well-being of “globally mobile individuals” suggests that those working overseas generally perceive themselves as worse off compared to individuals who […]

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It’s Free. It’s Fun. It’s Informative. Register for Safety Forum Now!

There’s barely a week left until our Safety Forum event in Orlando, Florida—there are still seats available, and we’ve just booked an additional workshop on preparing for OSHA inspections! If you’re looking for a tailor-made safety management experience that covers culture, compliance, and leadership (not to mention the latest safety solutions from leading providers), don’t […]

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Hone Your Safety Leadership Skills at Safety Forum

We just keep adding to all of the great reasons to attend our Safety Forum event this November 13 and 14 in Orlando, Florida. When you attend, you’ll get free tips on leadership for today’s most pressing safety problems from Don Wilson, vice president of SafeStart.

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3 Great Reasons You Should Join Our Safety Forum Event in November

Time is running out to save your seat! Why should you act today? Here are three great reasons: 1) Attendance is FREE (yes, including your hotel accommodations!); 2) You’ll get personalized attention tailored to your individual safety management needs; and 3) You’ll have the chance to talk safety culture and leadership with Shawn Galloway, president […]

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Coming ’Round to a Circular Economy Through Your Supply Chain

Much has been written and discussed about sustainability and a circular economy. As an environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional, you may think that the concepts are too broad to grapple with and that the responsibility for such policies and programs lies on the C-suite level. However, we will look at ways EHS managers can […]

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Citizen Scientists: Air Pollution and Algae Projects

Although citizen scientists have always had a place in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) monitoring and surveillance regimen, information from the public now holds a prominent place in EPA’s new agenda. Yesterday we discussed two new projects using citizen scientists that the EPA is undertaking that could have a profound effect on facilities in […]

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Citizen Scientists: A Growing Concern for EHS Managers

One of the Trump administration’s new approaches to regulatory enforcement is an enhanced effort to engage citizens in surveillance and monitoring. While the prospect of fewer agency officials coming around sounds inviting, the idea of folks with little or no expertise messing with scientific efforts that can affect your operations can be truly frightening for […]

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