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Faces of EHS: Jeremy Presnal on Strategy and Community

Jeremy Presnal has been working as an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional for 20 years, with experience in power generation, petrochemical, construction, and manufacturing companies. He started his career in the utility industry and has served the last 10 years in business unit and/or corporate EHS leadership roles.  Jeremy is the Vice President of EHS […]

EPA Issues New PFAS Drinking Water Health Advisories

On June 15, 2022, the EPA released four drinking water health advisories for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Joseph Biden Jr.’s action plan to deliver clean water and EPA Administrator Michael Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. Drinking water health advisories indicate a level of a contaminant below which adverse health […]

OSHA Weighing Revisions to Lead Standards

On June 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on revisions to the agency’s construction and general industry lead standards (87 Federal Register (FR) 38343). OSHA is considering changes to the standards’ criteria for worker medical removal, as well as action levels (Als) and permissible exposure […]

Ask the Expert: Outdoor Smoking Area Regulations

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about OSHA’s regulations for outdoor smoking areas. See what the experts had to say.   Q: What are the OSHA regulations for designated outdoor smoking areas? Are […]

EPA Seeks Battery Recycling and Labeling Information

The EPA published a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register on June 9, 2022, to develop “best practices with respect to the collection of batteries to be recycled, as well as establishing a program to promote battery recycling through the development of voluntary labeling guidelines for batteries and communication materials for battery producers […]

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Infographic: Forklift Safety

Forklifts and powered industrial trucks are used to move materials and to raise, lower, and remove large objects from pallets, boxes, crates, and other containers, according to OSHA. They are used in many different industries and can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. Here’s what you need to know about […]

Industry News

Frontline Workers Say Management Feels “Out of Touch” with Their Roles

KANSAS CITY, MO., June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A new survey has revealed more than 1 in 3 frontline workers (40%) feel management is “out of touch” with their role based on the communications they receive from HQ. The YouGov data commissioned by SafetyCulture represents the views of American, British and Australian “frontline workers” – individuals who must “physically show up […]

State of Safety and Beyond

The State of Safety and Beyond Survey gathered the insight of 314 environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals about how their organizations are dealing with current safety challenges and what they’re expecting in the future. These concerns run the gamut from the very real threat of COVID-19 to perennial issues such as training, leadership, safety […]

SafetyCulture invests in groundbreaking IoT player Inauro

KANSAS CITY, 6 June – Global workplace operations company, SafetyCulture, has today announced a USD $2.1M investment into data and IoT software company, Inauro. This latest investment continues SafetyCulture’s support of emerging technologies which enhance frontline processes. Launched in 2020 by co-founders Craig Kesby and Angus Kennard, Inauro was created to realize the value of […]

Your First Line of Defense

While we hope that fire extinguishers never have to be used, they still need to be inspected and maintained to ensure they are working properly in case an emergency occurs. In the Sure-Fire Guide to Fire Extinguisher Inspections, you will: Learn how often fire extinguishers should be inspected. Get a paper copy of KPA’s Monthly […]