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Congressional Lack of Funding Continues to Jeopardize EPA Operations

The EPA has been underfunded for years, and this year is no different. Although the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed by Congress provided money for the EPA to fund wastewater and clean water programs and conduct hazardous waste cleanups, Congress missed the mark in its 2022 omnibus appropriations bill to fund the EPA’s infrastructure. The “EPA […]

OSHA Region 8 Begins Noise Enforcement Push

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Region 8, which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, will begin the enforcement phase of its Regional Emphasis Program (REP) for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss on May 17. Enforcement begins with the end of a 90-day outreach program. The REP targets manufacturing industries with high […]

Safety Standout Awards 2022: Meet Our Latest Honorees!

The winners of the 2022 Safety Standout Awards have been selected! Our latest honorees demonstrated a steadfast commitment to safety. Learn more here about our latest winners and runners-up, plus join us when we hold a virtual awards ceremony during our next EHS Now online educational experience in June. The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout […]

Back to Basics: Increasing Productivity with EHS Automation

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine automation, the use of automation in EHS reporting, and how it can increase the productivity of the workforce.   New technologies are constantly being invented and distributed to consumers, including versions of […]

Cal/OSHA Addresses COVID-19 ETS Updates

On May 7, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) issued new employer guidance on the state’s COVID-19 emergency temporary standard (ETS). On April 21, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board renewed the ETS a third time. The revised ETS is effective May 6 through December 31, and it applies to employers […]

EHS Technology Week: Is Your Tech Up to the Task?

As part of next week’s EHS Technology Week activities, attendees can learn about the scalability of EHS software. Technology Week is sponsored by Alcumus, Avetta, Cority, Intelex, and KPA. Friday, May 20 Educational Session | Taking the Next Steps in Your EHS Journey: Is Your Technology Up to the Task? Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 […]

NSC Survey: Workplace Safety Issues Correlate with Depression, Anxiety

As the country observes Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the National Safety Council (NSC) has announced that the results of its Workforce Trends Indicator Survey show feelings of depression and anxiety were strongly correlated with how safe a respondent felt at work.  Respondents who felt unsafe at work were nearly three times more likely […]

Faces of EHS: Shawn Galloway on Valuing and Prioritizing Safety

Shawn M. Galloway is CEO of the global consultancy, ProAct Safety. Shawn’s consulting clients include most of the best safety-performing organizations within every major industry. He is a trusted advisor, professional speaker, and author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership, and employee engagement. ProAct Safety was established in 1993 to help individuals […]

California Probes Plastic Pollution

On Thursday, April 28, 2022, California Attorney General (AG) Rob Bonta announced his office is launching an investigation to hold the fossil fuel and petrochemical industries accountable for their alleged role in creating and continuing a global plastic pollution crisis. “For decades, these industries have aggressively promoted the development of oil-based plastic products and campaigned […]

EHS Technology Week: Effective EHS Training

As part of next week’s EHS Technology Week activities, attendees can learn about building an effective EHS training program. Technology Week is sponsored by Alcumus, Avetta, Cority, Intelex, and KPA. Thursday, May 19 Educational Session | Making It Stick: Tips and Tricks for a Truly Effective EHS Training Program Time: 2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM […]