ESG, Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety, Sustainability, Technology and Innovation

National Safety Week: A Review

As EHSDA’s National Safety Week wraps up, let’s recap the various content offerings that became available throughout the week. The content highlighted how to promote round-the-clock safety and health at your organization by staying up to date on all the latest safety trends. Special thanks to Avetta, KPA, and Industrial Scientific for sponsoring the week.


Back to Basics | Machine Guarding Requirements

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s standards for machine guarding in the general, construction, maritime, and agricultural industries.

Read the article here.

Panel Discussion | Getting Leadership Buy-In and a Look Ahead

Speakers: Dr. Timothy Ludwig, Professor at Appalachian State University Author and Consultant at and, Karen Hamel, Regulatory Expert and Trainer at HalenHardy

In this engaging discussion, two industry experts will provide tips and advice on how to convince leadership of the value of investing in safety, and will also share their insights on the future of workplace safety.

View the discussion here.


EHS on Tap Podcast | Megan Walters, VP of Compliance & Customer Success at Encamp

In this episode of EHS on Tap, host Jay Kumar talks to Megan Walters, VP of compliance and customer success at Encamp, about her experiences as a female leader in STEM and how women can empower women in EHS. You won’t want to miss this exciting episode!

Listen to the episode here.

Educational Session | How to Prevent Would-be Rescuer Tragedies with Real-Time Monitoring

Sponsored by: Industrial Scientific

Speaker: Dave Wagner, Director of Application Engineering & Product Knowledge at Industrial Scientific

During this webinar, we will share a real-life example of a confined space fatality and how advancements in wireless gas detection technologies could have helped prevent it. Registrants will learn what are the main causes of confined space fatalities, the tools needed to safely enter a confined space, how the latest technologies can improve your site safety and emergency response and, simple, easy steps to implement into your safety program today

View the webinar here.


Ask the Expert | Claire Beich on Safety Programs, Investment, and the Future

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, we hear from Claire Beich, the president and owner of Ascend Consulting EHS, LLC, about how to craft and invest in a safety program, and the future of technology and ESG in the workplace. Here’s what she had to say.

Read the article here.

Educational Session | Everything You Need to Know About Audits & Inspections

Sponsored by: KPA

Speaker: Amanda Rawls, District Manager & Compliance Expert at KPA

There are hundreds of potential risks in your facility that should be addressed before they result in an injury, and the citations, fines, lawsuits, and workers’ compensation that follow. Let’s review the best practices you can implement at your facility to keep your business and employees safe. During this webinar, you’ll learn the difference between an audit and an inspection, what to consider with your Safety Committee, frequency of audits and inspections, return on investment for audits and inspections, and actionable steps to take after the audit.

View the webinar here.


Faces of EHS | Rachel Walla-Housman on the Future of Safety Training

For our latest Faces of EHS profile, we sat down with Rachel Walla-Housman, founder of Ally Safety, to discuss how she got her start in the industry, safety as a potential third-party service, and the importance of engaging, relatable safety training.

Read the interview here.

Educational Session | Filling Learning Gaps with Bite-Sized Trainings

Sponsored by: Avetta

Speaker: Karen Hamel, Regulatory Expert and Trainer at HalenHardy

You don’t want to drag everyone into a too-small conference room for an hour-long refresher training any more than they want to sit through it for the tenth or twentieth time. Now is a great time to review required trainings and determine whether everyone really needs to sit through every minute of them or if they may only need to clear up one or two concepts. Gauging comprehension through testing or demonstration of skills; and filling knowledge gaps with microlearning training modules can help to improve retention and allow each employee to train at their own pace.

View the webinar here.