Category: EHS Management

OSHA, OSHA regulatory agenda, safety and health concepts

Avoiding Safety-Based Workplace Retaliation Claims

We’re finally beginning to see light at the end of the dark COVID-19 pandemic tunnel. Case numbers are decreasing while the vaccination rate is climbing. Given the positive developments, even the most coronavirus-cautious employers are looking forward to bringing employees back on-site in 2021. With the push, however, employers face a number of obstacles in […]

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 […]

COVID-19, Wildfire Smoke, and Ventilation

Are you prepared to fully reopen your facilities during an ongoing, if waning, pandemic and the threat of wildfires this summer? States and localities are rolling back pandemic precautions as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccinations roll out across the United States–President Biden pledged May 4 that 70 percent of American adults would receive at least […]

Safe workplace, safety team

What It Means to Foster a Safe Workplace

In his April 2020 letter to Amazon’s shareholders, Jeff Bezos declared that Amazon will become the safest place to work on Earth. To support that goal, the company recently launched a massive campaign to cut workplace injuries in half by 2025. While this reduction metric is helpful, Bezos’s major ambition to be “the safest workplace” […]

Safety Data, TRIR

Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Your TRIR (By Itself)

Once the gold standard of environment, health, and safety (EHS) metrics, the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is now essentially meaningless—when considered alone, that is. The safety performance of an organization is far too complex to be condensed into a simple formula, and EHS managers must respect and appropriately respond to that complexity.

EHS manager watching for summer safety hazards

Are You Ready to Get Ahead of Summer Safety Hazards?

Summer safety hazards abound. Are you ready to protect your employees during the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Gulf Coast hurricane season? Wildfires? What about excessive heat? Are you ready for an influx of young workers with little previous work experience and no safety training?

Regulatory Change

EHS Must Prepare for Regulatory Change!

Environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers know that theirs is a profession of constant change. EHS is founded on a cycle of continuous improvement, and moving beyond compliance is a perpetual goal towards which to strive. However, EHS should expect a greater than usual level of regulatory change in the coming months and years—and it’s […]

EHS on Tap, YellowBird

EHS on Tap: E71 YellowBird Connects EHS Professionals with Job Opportunities

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the return on investment provided by strong safety and sustainability programs, organizations are valuing environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals more than ever, and this presents great opportunities for the EHS field. However, these opportunities highlight the complexities surrounding hiring and recruiting for EHS positions. In this episode of […]