Category: Reporting

Workplace Homicides Peaked in 1994, Report Shows

On July 21, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced the release of a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the BJS, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) titled “Indicators of Workplace Violence, 2019” (NCJ 250748; NIOSH 2022-124). According to the report, workplace homicides peaked […]

Ask the Expert: Calculating Single Listed Toxic Chemical Quantities

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 determining the quantities of single listed toxic chemicals present for TRI reports. See what the experts had to say.  Q: For TRI reports, are the […]

FMCSA Removes ELD from Registered List

On June 24, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced it had removed the ArionT electronic logging device (ELD) from the agency’s list of registered ELDs. The FMCSA placed the ArionT ELD on its list of revoked devices because the company failed to meet the minimum requirements of the agency’s regulations. The FMCSA will […]

Federal Contractors Should Expect Climate Disclosure Rules to Become New Norm

A forthcoming proposed rule from the Biden administration will require contractors supplying goods and services to the federal government to disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other climate-related risks. The rule follows similar requirements proposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to the disclosure of climate change risks. The proposed changes to the Federal […]

Proposed Amendments for CBI Claims Under TSCA

The EPA published a proposed rule on May 12, 2022, for new and amended requirements to tighten regulations regarding how confidential business information (CBI) claims are submitted, assessed, reviewed, and treated by the Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). “The proposed rule includes new and amended requirements that, if finalized, would increase transparency, […]

GAO: OSHA’s COVID-19 Response Hampered by Challenges

Challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 emergency temporary standards (ETS) and employer noncompliance with reporting requirements hampered the agency’s pandemic response, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported in a May 25 Congressional testimony. In a written testimony submitted to the House Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, […]

Infographic: How to Build an Anti-Retaliation Program

Reporting safety issues is an integral part of maintaining an effective, positive safety environment in the workplace. Workers must be able to feel safe reporting violations without fear of retaliation, and EHS leaders and management are responsible for creating an environment in which reporting can be done in a productive manner. Here’s what you need […]

Back to Basics: OSHA’s Whistleblower Protections

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine OSHA’s whistleblower protections and how to establish an anti-retaliation program in the workplace. Reporting safety issues is an integral part of maintaining an effective, positive safety environment in the workplace. Workers […]

Infographic: Increasing Productivity with EHS Automation

In the EHS industry, there has been a surge of individuals and organizations who are advocating for the automation of EHS processes, especially when it comes to reporting and data collection. Many companies have come up with their own algorithms and data input resources to help EHS professionals with their jobs, and as this continues […]

Ask the Expert: Dr. Chuck Pettinger on Predictive Analytics

In this special EHS Technology Week installment of Ask the Expert, we hear from Dr. Chuck Pettinger, who is a certified behavioral analyst and behavioral program specialist for the state of Florida and other private industries. He is the Vice President of Customer Success and Experience at Newmetrix, a company that combines the data that […]