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Safety technology, data, AI

Going Virtual with Your EHS Audits

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic so many aspects of our lives have changed, including the ways we work. For many, remote and virtual work have become a new normal, but it poses great challenges—some of which have never before been considered—for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals. EHS leaders are nothing if not […]

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In California, Employers Balance COVID-19 and Heat Protections

California employers now must protect worker from both COVID-19 infections and heat illness as the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued extreme heat warnings for several parts of the state. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) reminded employers they must assess each worksite and protect their workers from heat illness while also […]

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Faces of EHS: BLR’s Young Safety Professional Excellence Award Winner, Asha Roy

In this installment of Faces of EHS, we are continuing our focus on the amazing EHS professionals who won our 2020 Safety Standout Awards! This week, we’re proud to present the winner of BLR’s Young Safety Professional Excellence Award, Asha Roy, OTD, OTR/L, the Program Manager for the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility on the […]

Mental health

Minding Employees’ Mental Health and Safety

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it’s important for environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers to remember the important role mental wellness plays in everyday employee health and safety. Here are some facts surrounding mental health today, as well as tips and strategies for recognizing warning signs and coping with stress and anxiety.

Suicide prevention

Suicide and Your Workplace: Lifesaving Advice for EHS

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in the United States, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis and a suicide epidemic, on top of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Every year, approximately 47,000 Americans die by suicide. It is a preventable public health problem and one of the leading causes of death across […]

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EPA Looks to Regulate Guidance Documents

Responding to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order (EO) 13891, as well as instructions from the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) on how to comply with the EO, the EPA has proposed regulations specifying how the Agency will manage the issuance and administration of guidance documents.

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OSHA’s New Enforcement Policies Include How to Record COVID-19 Cases

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing workplace safety and health requirements as states throughout the country begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions and workplaces reopen. The changes include updated requirements for recording cases of COVID-19.

Environmental Policy, Law

The Latest Trends in EPA Enforcement

2020 has so far been defined almost entirely by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the public health crisis has affected environment, health, and safety (EHS) enforcement along with everything else. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening with enforcement at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), from the pandemic’s effect on policy to some recently […]