Category: EHS Management

Do You Need an EHS Management System?

Historically, military forces have struggled when they were too far removed from their supply lines—delivery of supplies became less reliable and easier to disrupt, and armies could find themselves on their own without support if they moved too far afield. In the new, global economy, businesses are discovering that their far-flung supply chains pose similar […]

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Managing Fatigue: Create a Fatigue Risk Management Plan

In 2016, leaked documents from the airline Fly Dubai revealed that pilots for the airline were angry about the hours they were being asked to work. They felt that they were being pushed too hard and that the resulting fatigue was putting them and their passengers at risk.

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5 Signs That Management Isn’t Aligned with Your Safety Culture

If you’re working hard on developing a strong safety culture in your workplace but still can’t see any results, there are a few tell-tale signs that the failure of your efforts is caused by external factors. Consider if the management exhibits any of the behaviors noted below before you give up on your efforts.

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How Tired Is Too Tired? Gauging Fatigue with a Fatigue/Risk Index

On July 27, 2017, tractor-trailer driver William Jones was traveling eastbound on I-70 through Putnam County, Indiana, when he lost control of his truck, crossed the median and westbound traffic lanes, left the roadway, struck some trees, and rolled the tractor-trailer. Jones was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators at the scene believe that Jones fell […]

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Is Your Organizational Culture Undermining Your Process Safety Management Efforts?

In 2007, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) issued its final report on the 2005 explosion and fire at the BP Texas City Refinery. In addition to examining human factors and process safety deficiencies that directly contributed to the explosion, the CSB looked—for the first time in its history—directly at the corporate safety […]

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Is Inadequate Leadership Undermining Your Process Safety Management Efforts?

In the wake of the explosion at the BP Texas City Refinery in 2005, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Identification Board (CSB) noted that leadership failures had materially contributed to the conditions that led to the disaster. Leadership at the plant had, over a period of years, distanced itself from the personnel who were in […]

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Construction Safety: Tips for an Effective Program

An effective construction safety program goes beyond compliance to address overall loss control, which includes employee protection, property damage, and liability claims. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has created a model safety program for builders. It’s built on a solid foundation of safety principles that will resonate with safety professionals in the building […]

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New Research from eCompliance and EHS Daily Advisor Shows Increasing Level of Worker Participation Improves Safety Performance

98% of EHS leaders report a positive correlation between higher worker participation and safety performance enhancements BRENTWOOD, Tennessee, August 1, 2017— EHS Daily Advisor® has today released the results of a recent survey in a report entitled Participation Counts: A Look at Participation-Based Safety. The survey and its accompanying report, both sponsored by eCompliance®, provide […]

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Master Temporary Worker Safety at Safety Culture 2017

According to the American Staffing Association, in any given week, more than 3 million temporary and contract employees are employed by U.S. staffing agencies. Over the course of a year, staffing agencies in the United States hire nearly 15 million workers. Temporary and contract work is an increasingly important share of the U.S. workforce, and […]

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