Category: Reporting

NIOSH: Study Reveals Factors in Risky Driving

Little sleep, long commutes, and long hours contribute to risky driving behaviors among oil and gas extraction workers, according to a study profiled in the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s November 2 eNews. The study appeared in the September 2022 issue of American Journal of Industrial Medicine. An earlier Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

BLS: Nonfatal Injuries, Illnesses Declined in 2021

Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2021 decreased by 1.8% from 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) annual Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) released November 9, which tallies all employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses. The decline in injury and illness cases was due to a drop in illness cases, the […]

Leadership’s Role in Enabling Enterprise Digital Transformation

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Duration: 1 hour The expectations are ratcheting up for EHS professionals. Increased scrutiny from shareholders, customers, and suppliers is demanding more transparent and timely communication of environment, health, and safety activities across the enterprise. EHS technology is essential to capturing and reporting that enterprise view, but digital transformation also […]

ATRI: Previous Crashes, Violations Predict Future Crashes

More than 25 different indicators signal an increased likelihood of a future commercial motor vehicle crash, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Simply having a previous crash increased a truck driver’s probability of having a future crash by 113%, according to the ATRI. Other consistently strong indicators of a […]

How Effective is Your Antiretaliation Program?

Do you have a robust antiretaliation program? Are you prepared for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) whistleblower investigation? OSHA has had whistleblower protection authority since its beginning. Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established protections for those who file safety and health complaints or participate in inspections or […]

SEC and EPA: Climate Disclosure Regulations and Programs

In August, the EPA received $5 million from Congress under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for programs to boost voluntary corporate climate reporting while the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ramps up for legal battles regarding its upcoming mandatory climate change reporting rules. To report or not to report Many companies have jumped onto the […]

Ask the Expert: Sending Reportable Chemicals

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 the regulations that require notifying customers of reportable chemicals. See what the experts had to say. Q: What regulation requires you to notify your customer […]

OIG Says Trump EPA Ignored Guidelines in Assessing Pesticide Cancer Risks

On July 20, 2022, the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report critical of EPA management practices, entitled “The EPA Needs to Improve the Transparency of Its Cancer-Assessment Process for Pesticides.” The controversy uncovered by the report centers around the use of 1,3-dichloropropene (1,3-D) pesticide. The report concludes the Trump Administration EPA did […]

OIG Recommends Controls to Improve Self-Disclosure Screening Process

In a report issued June 30, 2022, the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) determined that the Agency does not have adequate internal controls in place to ensure that its screening process of self-disclosure violations reported through its eDisclosure system is effective and that significant concerns, such as criminal conduct and potential imminent hazards, are […]