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Driving Change: The Journey of Veriforce from Merger to Global

By: The Veriforce Team Discover the transformative journey of Veriforce, from a pivotal merger to becoming thelargest supply chain risk management network in the world. When Veriforce grew five times its size within five years, it took dedication, collaboration, and anunwavering, systemic commitment to a profound mission: Bringing workers home safe fromhigh-hazard jobs. It’s this […]

Maine Joins List of PFAS Litigants

On March 29, 2023, Maine Attorney General (AG) Aaron Frey announced he filed two lawsuits against manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and PFAS-containing products. “The lawsuits allege that the manufacturers, DuPont and 3M, among others, have known for decades that PFAS pose serious risks to human health and the environment, but instead promoted […]

EHSDA Song of the Week: The Safety Dance

Welcome to the first installment of the EHSDA Song of the Week. It’s Friday and we want to have a little fun, so each week, we’re going to highlight a song that is somehow related to safety. Some songs will be more safety-centric than others, but just go with it. Like we said, it’s Friday. […]

Back to Basics: Dangers of the Retail Trade

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine safety in the retail trade. The Friday after Thanksgiving marks a tipping point for the retail sector: Black Friday, when most retailers’ accounts shift to profitability. The holiday shopping season also […]

Making Sense of Washington’s New Health Emergency Labor Standards Act

Washington State has adopted the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA), a sweeping worker protection bill passed by the state legislature. The Act amends the state’s workers’ compensation and industrial health and safety statutes to provide automatic protections for certain workers and to impose new notification and reporting requirements on employers in the event of a public […]

Leading Indicators: A Look into the Future

Cher probably says it best: “If I could turn back time…” In the case of workplace incidents, we’d all like to turn back time. We’d like to turn it back to the time before the incident occurred; before someone was injured, before property was damaged, before a spill occurred. What are known as lagging indicators […]

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The Case for Tethering Tools

By Nate Bohmbach, Associate Product Director, Ergodyne 247  people lost their lives due to a dropped object in 2015, but new standards are currently in the works to help guide efforts focused on preventing these tragic accidents.

Good-neighbor Rule Updated to 2008 Ozone NAAQS

In a final action, the EPA has updated its 2011 Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) with respect to the 2008 ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). According to the Agency, the action constitutes the first time the EPA has updated an existing program to address interstate transport of air pollution under a new air […]

OSHA vs. Dust: 3 Tips for Controlling Asbestos Hazards

Asbestos has been valued throughout much of human history for its versatility (it’s a fibrous mineral that you can spin into cloth!) and its unusual properties (it’s fireproof! And very strong!). It has been used in building materials and insulation, car parts, and clothing. Unfortunately, because asbestos dust can cause chronic lung disease and cancer, […]