Category: Reporting

Infographic: Burnout

The latest EHS NOW & NEXT survey focuses on the issue of worker burnout, featuring 2,300 responses from EHS professionals about the impact of stress and mental health challenges on workers. It also examines the causes of burnout and what organizations can do to prevent and alleviate it. Here’s what you need to know about […]

BLS: Fatal Injury Rate Up from Pre-Pandemic Level

The rate of fatal workplace injuries increased in 2021 from the rate in 2020 and the pre-pandemic rate in 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported December 16. There were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2021, according to the bureau’s Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)—an 8.9% increase from 4,764 […]

CDC: COVID-19 Deaths Highest in Public Safety, Accommodation, and Food Services

Protective service occupations (public safety) had the highest rate of deaths from COVID-19 at 60 deaths per 100,000 workers, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Vital Statistics. The industry with the highest death rate was accommodation and food services, with 55 deaths per 100,000 workers. […]

EPA Adds 12 Chemicals to TRI

The EPA finalized its rule adding 12 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting, which provides important information about how these chemicals are being managed by facilities in a given community. “Available data show these chemicals have moderately high to high human health toxicity and/or are highly toxic to […]

ASSP, NSC React to Increase in Worker Fatalities

Two of the nation’s largest professional safety organizations—the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the National Safety Council (NSC)—reacted to a December 16 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that fatal workplace injuries increased in 2021. There were 5,190 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2021—an 8.9% increase from 4,764 […]

Proposed Climate Disclosures for Federal Contractors

The Department of Defense (DoD), the General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently proposed a rule to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a requirement to ensure certain federal contractors disclose their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-related financial risk and set science-based targets to reduce their […]

Ask the Expert: COVID-19 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 COVID-19 reporting requirements. See what the experts had to say. Q: Were there COVID-19 reporting requirements prior to 2021? There were no federal COVID-19 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 […]