EHS Career Trends/Certification

EHS management is not just a job, it’s a profession, and a noble one, at that. These articles and tips will clue you in on certification, career training, and peer group involvement in major organizations. And we’ll also provide tips on how to make management at your organization more aware of the strategic, business-building value of EHS programs. Don’t be surprised if your career benefits right along with the company.


Feds Announce New Push to Prosecute Worker Protection Violations

The United States government says it’s going after those who criminally endanger the lives and health of workers. Keep reading to learn about this important new effort to hold employers accountable for their actions.

SPCC: PE Certified Revision Required

Q. Does replacing a 1000 gallon UST with an 8000 gallon UST in the same location require a PE-certified revision to the SPCC Plan if nothing else has changed at the site?

CWA Jurisdictional Case goes to the Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court continued its keen interest in the reach of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by agreeing to hear a case about whether a jurisdictional determination (JD) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) constituted a final action by the Corps. The Supreme Court will review a ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, which found that the JD did constitute a final agency action. This finding directly conflicted with rulings by a district court and the 5th Circuit.

Are You Overlooking These Four Health and Safety Sites?

The Internet is where it’s at these days—you can do everything from order a pizza to read your professional journals online. But the signal-to-noise ratio can be high, too—it can be hard to find the most reliable and useful resources among the Internet clutter. So we’ve collected four online resources—besides Safety.BLR.com®!—where you can find some of the best available safety information you may be missing.

Five a Day to Improve Your Safety Performance

Want to improve your health? Experts recommend that you eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. That way, you’ll get vitamins, micronutrients, and fiber that your body needs, and fewer of your calories from foods that harm your body. Want to improve your organization’s safety performance? Maybe a five-a-day approach would work there, too.

A Strong Finish to This Year, A Strong Start to Next

Yesterday, we talked about some ways in which you can evaluate what you’ve done in 2014 and use it to position yourself well for whatever you might encounter in 2015. Today, we’ll take a look ahead to the coming year and think about what you can do now to prepare. 

A strong finish to the year

There’s just one month left in 2014. How has it gone, health- and safetywise? Have you accomplished any significant goals? Encountered any significant roadblocks? Experienced significant personal or professional growth? Here are some things you can do to finish the year strong and go into 2015 with a running start.  

Grow Your Network, Grow Your Career

Yesterday’s Advisor looked at some of the professions on the periphery of workplace safety who might have enough in common with safety professionals to feel like true colleagues, and who might help improve your job performance. When you improve your performance, you improve your career.

Finding Someone to “Talk Shop” with, in a Safety Department of One

Occupational safety can be a lonely profession. Many safety professionals are a department of one, laboring alone in an area many other professionals don’t really understand. So, outside the occasional conference or lunch with your counterpart from a different company, where does an EHS professional find someone to “talk shop” with?

Leverage Safety for Business Success

Here’s expert who urges safety professionals to emphasize the connection between safety and business success.