Faces of EHS: Helen Harris on Data Analysis and EHS Controls

For the majority of her career, Helen Harris worked in the oil and gas industry, primarily for wellhead manufacturing and service companies. In 2012 while working for General Electric, she met Todd Conklin and was introduced to Human and Organizational Performance (HOP), kicking off her continuous exploration of thought leadership in HOP and reliability and […]

Failure to Correct Hazards Yields $298K OSHA Fine

A Stafford, Texas, engine components manufacturer faces $298,250 in proposed Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) penalties for 2 repeat and 14 new serious violations, the agency announced August 31. OSHA cited Air Starter Components Inc. with two repeat violations for failing to adjust bench grinders properly and not posting 2022 injury and illness logs, […]

WOTUS Redefined in Response to SCOTUS Sackett Decision

On August 29, 2023, the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced a final rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States (WOTUS)” to conform with the recent U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision in Sackett v. EPA. Having a clear and defensible definition of WOTUS is critical for Clean […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: New York Mining Disaster 1941

When people typically think of the Bee Gees, they think of the “Saturday Night Fever” era and white suits and disco balls (as we did earlier this year), but the brothers Gibb had a decent career as pop performers before that. On this EHSDA Song of the Week, the Bee Gees weave a compelling tale […]

Building a Robust Safety Culture: Integrating Contractors into Your Safety Vision

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, organizations are increasingly relying on contractors to meet the demands of diverse projects and services. While outsourcing tasks to contractors can bring several benefits, it also presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to ensuring a cohesive safety culture across all aspects of the operation. Integrating safety culture with contractors […]

How to Choose Cut-Resistant Gloves

By: Superior Glove, leading safety glove innovator Over a third of workplace hand injuries involve cuts and often occur because workers are wearing the wrong hand protection—or worse, no hand protection! Unfortunately, the countless options on the market can make it difficult to choose the right cut-resistant gloves. So, how do you select safety gloves […]

Wildfires and Infections: Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality

How is the air quality inside your offices or other facilities? Have you spoken recently with your building or facilities manager about your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems? Proper ventilation and air filtration can lower indoor concentrations of both infectious disease particles and particulate matter from wildfires, protecting your employees, customers, and visitors. […]

Faces of EHS: Linden Terpstra on Consulting and Making the Case for EHS

Linden Terpstra is an accomplished environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional and passionate entrepreneur with expertise across the EHS world. After building a strong foundation in consulting, Linden later transitioned to experience life in industry, gaining valuable insights into electronics manufacturing and the budding battery recycling industries. Linden currently serves as the founder and CEO […]

OSHA Proposes Changes to Inspection Regulations

On August 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced proposed changes to its regulations for workplace inspections (88 Fed. Reg. 59793). The proposed rule would clarify provisions and requirements for employee representatives during agency inspectors’ workplace walkarounds. The proposed rule would clarify that employees may authorize another employee or a nonemployee third party […]

Another Chapter in the Mountain Valley Pipeline Court Battle

On July 27, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) cleared yet another legal hurdle for the controversial Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP), a 303-mile pipeline with capacity to carry 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily from northern West Virginia to southern Virginia. The reprieve, while only temporary, may give the project enough time to […]