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Back to Basics: Are You Ready for an Extreme Winter Storm?

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to prepare for an extreme winter storm. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time for people in many parts of the country to start thinking about winter. And […]

Labor Department Reminds Retailers to Ensure Worker Safety

The Department of Labor (DOL) November 22 reminded retailers to both properly pay workers and ensure their health and safety during the holiday shopping season. Federal wage regulations are administered by the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates worker health and safety. OSHA urged retail employers to […]

EPA’s 2021 National Recycling Strategy Includes Climate Impact Measures

The EPA on November 15 announced the release of the 2021 National Recycling Strategy “to tackle major recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system.” For the first time, the plan includes measures to address the climate impacts of producing, using, and disposing of […]

Labor Department Requests Vaccine Rule Reinstatement

Attorneys for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) November 23 asked a federal appeals court to lift judicial restrictions on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement a program of COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing and face coverings to protect unvaccinated workers. […]

Climate Change Conference: Keeping Hope Alive?

The United Kingdom hosted the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in partnership with Italy from October 31 to November 12, 2021. This year marked the 26th annual global climate summit, where world leaders come together to discuss and negotiate agreements to tackle climate change challenges. “Back in 2015, at COP21, […]

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EHS On Tap E88: Talking About Workplace Safety Standards With the ASSP

On episode 88 of EHS On Tap, Tim Fisher, director standards development and technical services, and Lauren Bauerschmidt, manager of standards development at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), talk about the ASSP’s recently published workplace safety standards.

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Tom Votel Named Board Chair of International Safety Equipment Association

St. Paul, Minn. (November 18, 2021) – Tom Votel, Ergodyne President & CEO, was elected Chair of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) at the group’s annual fall meeting in Arlington, Virginia. An ISEA board member since 2011, Votel previously served for 2 years as Vice Chair alongside outgoing chairman Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development […]

The MACK-5500™ Multi-Air Command Kit

Chesapeake, Virginia – November 17, 2021 Air Systems International introduces the newest product to its Multi-Air Command Kit (MACK)  Series, the MACK-5500™. MACK’s™ are portable air distribution units designed to meet the most demanding air handling needs of fire and emergency response teams. All MACK™ units start with the MACK-1™ functionality of providing low pressure […]


CHICAGO, November 15, 2021 – Origami Risk, the industry-leading risk, safety and insurance Software as a Service (SaaS) technology firm, was recognized for the safety and extended risk module capabilities of its environment, health and safety (EHS) solution in the Verdantix Ltd Buyers Guide: Safety Management Software (2021). Among other factors, Origami was cited as a single platform for all EHS needs, […]

BLR partners with Enhesa to provide global compliance content for its EHS platform, EHS Hero.

BRENTWOOD, TN | November 12, 2021 BLR® a division of Simplify Compliance, is excited to announce a partnership with Enhesa, a global environment, health, and safety (EHS) compliance content provider.  This new partnership will expand available content coverage for BLR’s customer base and support organizations in their journey to globalize regulatory compliance and harmonize their […]