Category: Reporting

Enviro, Social, & Governance Week: A Review

As EHS Daily Advisor’s Enviro, Social, & Governance Week wraps up, let’s take a look back at the various content offerings that became available. Be sure to check out these virtual events and resources designed to help EHS professionals learn about ESG values and principles and how to implement them within their organizations. Day One Back to Basics | […]

Quest Diagnostics: Workers’ Positive Drug Tests Hit 20-Year High

Last year, the rate of positive drug test results among American workers reached its highest rate since 2001, Quest Diagnostics reports. The company’s analysis shows the positivity rate was up more than 30% in the combined U.S. workforce from an all-time low in 2010–2012. Moreover, overall positivity in the federally mandated, safety-sensitive workforce, based on […]

Ask the Expert: Drug and Alcohol Reporting

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, brought to you by the team of industry experts at EHS Hero®, we look at a recent question from a subscriber asking about reporting drug information to the CDL Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. See what the experts had to say.  Q: We are a municipality. Are we exempt […]

OSHA Proposes Reinstating Electronic Filing Rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is proposing to reinstate requirements for electronic submission of injury and illness logs and incident reports. The proposed rule is scheduled to appear in the March 30 Federal Register (FR). The change would require businesses with 100 or more employees in specified industries to electronically submit information from […]

SEC Proposes Enhanced and Standardized Climate Risk Reporting

On March 21, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule changes that will require U.S.-listed companies to provide investors with detailed climate change risk information, including some climate-related financial statement metrics and the disclosure of registrants’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “I am pleased to support today’s proposal because, if adopted, it would provide […]

EPA Releases Updated Mercury Reporting Tool

Industry supplying or importing mercury or products with mercury added to them has new reporting tools available for use, according to a news release issued by the EPA on February 22, 2022. The updated Mercury Electronic Reporting (MER) application and compliance guide was released in time for calendar year 2021 data reporting and will make […]

NIOSH Finds Evidence Supporting Universal Masking

While universal masking alone provided a reduced level of exposure to infectious particles, researchers with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found evidence supporting a layered approach—physical distancing, ventilation, and masking—to control the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Results of a study out of NIOSH’s Health Effects Laboratory in […]

EPA 2021 Power Plant Emissions Data

The EPA’s annual report on power plant emissions—released on February 18, 2022—reveals a 20% increase in sulfur dioxide (SO2), a 13% rise in mercury, and a 7% increase in carbon dioxide (CO2). The data also showed a 5% increase in nitrogen oxides (NOx) during ozone season (May 1 to September 30) and a 3% increase […]

Environmental Groups Demand Regional Haze SIPs

Thirty-nine U.S. states have failed to provide their revised regional haze state implementation plans (SIPs) as required by Section 304(b)(2) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), according to a Notice of Intent (NOI) to file suit dated February 7, 2022, sent to the EPA by a coalition of environmental organizations, reports a Sierra Club press […]

NIOSH Examines Forklift, Struck-By Fatalities

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a pair of Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) reports. One report examines the death of a forklift operator crushed by a pallet full of soft drink cans, and the other details a fatal fall from a boom lift while tree trimming. Warehouse incident […]