What Makes a Glove Impact Resistant?

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Not surprisingly, injuries caused by knocks, bumps, and pinches are among the most common across various industries and can cause a wide range of hand injuries. When an object strikes or pinches a hand, the force is transferred directly from the object to the hand and can lead […]

How to Determine ESG Objectives and ​Measure Success

ESG reporting is now an essential part of corporate leadership as it positively impacts a company’s reputation, legal standing, and financial performance. EHS professionals are well-equipped to lead ESG initiatives, as they are already familiar with ESG-related programs and have access to a wealth of data. By following a five-step process, you can put together […]

Petition Urges EPA to Address Alleged TCEQ Air Permitting Violations

Thirteen organizations, led by environmental advocacy heavy hitters Earthjustice, Environmental Integrity Project, and the Sierra Club, petitioned the EPA on June 28, 2022, urging the Agency “to take action in Texas, where the state’s air permitting program has for years failed to meet public participation and environmental justice obligations under federal environmental and civil rights […]

Faces of EHS: Tyler Vanchure on Organizational Culture and ESG

In 2019, Tyler Vanchure graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Safety Management. Upon graduation, she accepted a Safety Specialist position at Southwire Company, a wire manufacturing company, in Carrollton, Georgia, where she worked for three and a half years at their largest utility wire manufacturing facility. During her […]

Anheuser-Busch Required to Improve Safety at 11 Facilities Under EPA Settlement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Anheuser-Busch LLC resolving the brewing giant’s violations of the Clean Air Act’s chemical accident prevention requirements and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. Anheuser-Busch will pay $537,000 in penalties and implement a comprehensive safety review of all 11 of its breweries that use the refrigerant anhydrous […]

ATRI Releases Study of Cannabis Legalization Impacts

Even as states continue to make recreational marijuana more easily available, a positive driver test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, takes a driver out of service and affects the trucking industry, which is already dealing with driver shortages, according to a new report released June 5 by the American Transportation Research Institute […]

Shipping Company Agrees to $2.25 Million In Environmental Penalties

In May 2023, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Zeus Lines Management S.A., a vessel-operating company, pled guilty to maintaining false and incomplete records relating to the discharge of oily bilge and for failing to report a hazardous condition on board the oil tanker Galissas. The company’s chief engineer, Roberto Cayabyab Penaflor, and Captain Jose […]

Sackett Decision Implications for WOTUS And Chevron

On May 25, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued its second opinion in Sackett v. EPA, ruling the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) improperly claimed jurisdiction over a private property wetland. In a unanimous ruling for the nine justices, Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority, said, “Wetlands that are […]

EPA Announces Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution

The EPA recently announced its Draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution, which builds upon the Agency’s National Recycling Strategy and focuses on actions to reduce, reuse, collect, and capture plastic waste. With input from stakeholders, the Agency identified three key objectives for the strategy: Reduce pollution during plastic production. Reduce the production and consumption […]

Following Typhoon, OSHA Deploys to Guam

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced June 2 it’s deploying workplace health and safety experts to the areas of Guam that were hit the hardest by Typhoon Mawar to protect the health and safety of recovery workers. As part of recovery efforts in the U.S. territory, OSHA temporarily suspended programmed and planned enforcement […]

Back to Basics: Onboarding New Employees

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we look at onboarding new employees and the required safety training. As summer begins and new employees enter the workforce, it is important that employers take a look at their onboarding processes and […]

Contractor Management for Construction

Construction sites can often be among the most dangerous places to work, with the potential for serious accidents and injuries always present. With a high number of workers, heavy machinery, and complex workflows, it can be a challenge to maintain a safe working environment. However, effective safety and compliance management can help improve construction safety […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: Tornadoes

According to the National Weather Service, peak tornado season is March through June, with 70% of all tornadoes occurring during this time period. This week, we feature “Tornadoes,” a 2004 song by Drive-By Truckers that details how a tornado hit the hometown of singer Patterson Hood. Specifically, the song describes how Hood’s former band, Adam’s […]