Category: EHS Management

ISO 45001—Can U.S. Companies Benefit?

In yesterday’s Advisor, we provided a brief overview of the soon-to-be published ISO 45001 occupational safety and health management standard and provided the first part of an interview with Chris J Ward, an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 45001 specialist. Today we continue the interview with Chris with a focus on possible problematic areas and […]


Expert Answers to Your ISO 45001 Questions

The International Labour Organization says there are over 2.78 million work-related deaths worldwide each year. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 5,190 on the job deaths in the United States in 2016—a 7% increase from 2015 and the highest since 2008. You may be in compliance with all applicable regulations, […]

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Are You Focusing More on Risks or Incidents?

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has become a strong voice in the worker protection community for moving away from a focus on incidents and toward a concentration on risk. The challenge for many who are striving to make such a shift is determining what is acceptable and how to mitigate potential risks.

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Creative Risk-Control Strategies Pay Off

The insurance company Safety National rewards policy holders for reducing hazards with grants for creative risk solutions. This year’s first-place grant of $10,000 went to a nonprofit public agency that provides insurance to schools. The funds will be used to purchase garbage can assistive lifting devices to reduce injuries for custodial staff who empty garbage […]


Are Your Employees Stealing Your Discretionary Time?

Time. It’s the one commodity we can agree is always in short supply. Or is it? Perhaps it’s just what we do with the time we’re given that creates the perception it is escaping us. After all, we all have the same 24 hours in any given day. Managed well, time can pave the way […]


The Safety-Productivity Link

Businesses have long sought to balance the dual priorities of safety and productivity. Lockton Senior Loss Control Consultant Tim Balmer acknowledges the struggle.


Environmental Accounting Is More Than a Numbers Game for Compliance

It’s probably time to consider some environmentally friendly data solutions. No, we don’t mean recycling old hard drives and moving to the cloud, even though in some cases that might not be a bad idea; instead, we’re referring to the way we track and access environmental performance data.


Don’t Let Incidental Spills Wreck the Day

Responding to spills is rarely something that is scheduled into anyone’s daily list of tasks. Spills interrupt operations, causing anything from nuisance production delays to citywide evacuations.