Category: EHS Administration

EHSDA Shorts: What Health and Safety Pros Can Learn from Sports Leaders

In this episode of EHSDA Shorts, Lawrence Waterman, OBE, Founding Partner, Park Health, explains what the two types of sports leaders are and what can health and safety professionals learn from them. This clip was taken from a webinar titled “Safety Leadership Lessons of the Sports Legends.” The full session is available for FREE on-demand […]

Realizing the Benefits of Safety Plans

Written safety plans are often the foundation of an organization’s safety program – spelling out safety goals, identifying hazards and controls, outlining standards and training, documenting procedures, specifying roles and responsibilities, and establishing lines and methods of communication and feedback. There are many regulations for which OSHA felt it necessary to require a written safety […]

Safety in the New Year: Predictions for 2024

As we prepare to jump into the new year, EHS Daily Advisor reached out to professionals throughout the industry to get their predictions for what will happen in EHS and workplace safety in 2024. Here’s what they had to say. What are some of the biggest challenges for EHS leaders in 2024? Langdon Dement, Global […]

Improper Stormwater Management Can Lead to Big Problems

On November 9, 2023, the EPA announced SA Recycling LLC of St. Louis, Missouri, will pay $68,000 in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). According to the Agency, the company failed to adequately control stormwater runoff from its scrap metal recycling and processing facility. The EPA says these […]

EPA Releases 2022 GHG Data

In October 2023, the EPA released 2022 greenhouse gas (GHG) data collected under the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP). For 2022, the report reveals emissions from large industrial sources were approximately 1% lower than in 2021. Cumulative data collected also shows an overall long-term decreasing trend in industry GHG emissions since 2011, which is […]

Congress Proposes Severe EPA Budget Cuts

Congress’s proposed EPA budget for 2024 is 39% less than fiscal year (FY) 2023. It provides $6.173 billion to the Agency, which is $3.96 billion (39%) below the FY 2023 enacted level and $5.91 billion below the president’s Budget Request. This is the smallest proposed budget for the Agency in nearly three decades. “The GOP […]

Back to Basics: Protection from Lead Exposure

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine NIOSH’s new resource for information on how to protect workers from lead exposure while working with lead pipes. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a new resource […]

3M Facing $313K OSHA Fine Following Fatality

Manufacturer 3M Company faces $312,518 in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines after an employee at the company’s Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, facility became caught in a machine’s rotating rollers and suffered fatal injuries, OSHA announced November 7. The agency cited the company with two willful safety violations. The incident followed the company’s assessment […]

Feds Heat Up Climate Enforcement

President Joseph Biden Jr.’s Executive Order (EO) 14008 calls on all federal agencies to use a whole-of-government approach to tackle the climate crisis. In keeping with this directive, the EPA recently announced its Climate Enforcement and Compliance Strategy, which directs all enforcement and compliance programs to address climate change, wherever appropriate, in every matter within […]