Category: EHS Administration

EPA website

EPA Announces Annual Increases for Civil Penalties

Each year, the EPA publishes annual inflationary increases to the fine amounts for civil penalties assessed under its authority. Since 1996, federal agencies have been required to issue regulations adjusting for inflation the statutory civil monetary penalties that can be imposed under the laws administered by that agency. Adjustments to the penalty amounts are regulated […]

8 Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Tier II Reporting

Due to its complex nature, Tier II reporting for EPCRA can be an arduous task for EHS or operations managers to complete. Running the risk of noncompliance can have severe consequences and involve costly penalties as well as long-lasting reputational damage. Hundreds or thousands of facilities across multiple states can be a nightmare for EHS […]

Time to Get the Lead Out

On December 16, 2021, the Biden-Harris administration released its Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan (LPPAP), which includes a commitment to replace all lead pipes in America within a decade. The plan details the release of $2.9 billion in infrastructure funding and an announcement of upcoming stricter EPA enforcement to protect public health. In conjunction […]

Focus on 2022: Employee Engagement

This week, EHS Daily Advisor (EHSDA) is examining four key issues that will impact EHS professionals in the new year. Today, we asked three industry experts to provide their insights on what employee engagement in EHS will look like in 2022. Earlier this year, EHSDA and Avetta conducted The State of Safety and Beyond survey, […]

What Is an Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Audit?

An EHS audit is a key piece of your EHS management system, assessing your compliance with applicable Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards to ensure that your management system performs as intended. How Should You Prepare Your Facility and Staff for an EHS Audit? To prepare your facility […]

How to Automate Your EHS Compliance Program

When it comes to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance, there’s a lot of moving parts to consider. You can try to tackle them all yourself, or you can take advantage of technology to automate some of the key components. Doing so will allow you to save time, increase productivity, and allow your team to […]

Safety inspection, citations

4 Things to Consider Before Demanding Warrant from OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance officers typically arrive without advance notice, which is enough to raise alarm bells in the minds of many employers. You might know why they’re there. Or you might not have any idea. Whatever the situation, step one should be to ask yourself: Should I demand the inspector come […]

Asbestos exposure, asbestos danger

EPA Reaches Settlement to Close Asbestos Reporting Loopholes

In a settlement agreement announced June 7, 2021, the EPA said it will require reporting on asbestos usage under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), according to San Francisco CBS. The legal battle over this decision was preceded by the 2017 EPA refusal to consider a petition to close some asbestos reporting “loopholes.” “The EPA […]

safety metrics

Leading and Lagging Indicators: Complementary Parts of EHS Metrics Success

We live in an age where the success of many—if not most—business initiatives depends on the proper collection, analysis, and utilization of data. This holds true for those of us in the environment, health, and safety (EHS) arena, and EHS managers and professionals must ensure their lagging and leading indicators work together in order to […]

Safety consultant, contractor office

Read the Transcript of Our Chat with Sheryl Corrigan and Walt Malone of Koch Industries

There has always been a tendency for organizations to silo into discrete units, which can make it difficult to address many of the day-to-day problems that arise through normal business. Now, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues disrupting how company’s look and operate, it is more important than ever to have open channels of communication within […]