After four days of safety-focused content and events, the EHS Daily Advisor’s Safety Stand Down Week is drawing to a close. We’re taking a look back at all of our offerings during this exciting event to revisit some highlights and perhaps draw your attention to a few gems you may have missed! Once you are […]
Analysts predict that the Biden administration will see an increase in environmental justice (EJ) claims during the public review process for both air permit renewals and new permit applications.
President Joe Biden hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate April 22–23, 2021, during which 40 international leaders met virtually as part of an extended Earth Day event. The purpose of the Summit was to unite nations around the globe in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Attendees included China President Xi Jinping, Russia President Vladimir Putin, […]
An unprecedented near miss is a once-in-a-work-life occurrence for most. Although they aren’t positive experiences, they should always be used as a positive learning opportunity to eliminate future risk; the incident described within should not be treated any differently. “It’s always good to share these types of incidents. Hearing about others’ experiences provides insight and […]
Is your safety training ready for a post-pandemic return to normality? Do you have employees returning to on-site work who need refresher training or new hires who need initial safety training as part of the onboarding process?
A Department of Labor (DOL) administrative law judge, Dennis Phillips, found hospital management companies UHS of Delaware Inc. and Premier Behavioral Health Solutions of Florida Inc. exposed workers to workplace violence and showed bad faith by allowing the destruction of surveillance videos showing instances of workplace violence at a Bradenton, Florida, psychiatric facility. Phillips assessed […]
On May 4, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) adopted a final report on an October 26, 2019, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) release at the Aghorn Operating waterflood station in Odessa, Texas. The toxic gas release fatally injured an Aghorn employee who was working at the facility, as well as his spouse, who […]
On April 29, 2021, the EPA announced it will be expanding Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements to include additional chemicals and facilities and provide more tools for communities to increase access to environmental information.
On May 9, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a temporary exemption for commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) from hours of service (HOS) regulations to ensure adequate fuel supplies in several East Coast states following a cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline.
Corey Briggs, a Senior Consultant at Colden Corporation, has been involved in the field of environment, health, and safety (EHS) for more than 38 years. In a special Safety Stand-Down Week “Faces of EHS” profile, read about Briggs’s fascinating career across multiple industries, which includes his beginnings as an undergraduate zoology major, work in industrial […]