Category: EHS Career Trends/Certification

EHS management is not just a job, it’s a profession, and a noble one, at that. These articles and tips will clue you in on certification, career training, and peer group involvement in major organizations. And we’ll also provide tips on how to make management at your organization more aware of the strategic, business-building value of EHS programs. Don’t be surprised if your career benefits right along with the company.

Do You Get an ‘A" for Accountability?

In a truly safe workplace everyone is accountable for preventing accidents and injuries. How about your workplace? Do you get an “A” for accountability? If you’re reviewing the structure and content of your safety and health process with an eye to improving effectiveness, you might want to take a look at accountability. How much responsibility […]

How to Build a Better Safety Process

Find out how UPS, the world’s largest package carrier, has built a more effective safety process and reaped the rewards of their effort in 40 percent fewer injuries. BLR’s OSHA Compliance Advisor recently spoke to Debbie Gehricke, director of global safety and health at UPS, and Emilio Lopez, director of fleet safety, to find out […]

Investigating Arson

This content was originally published in January 2000. For the latest in safety management, visit our archives or try our online compliance portal, It’s very rare that a firebug is caught in the act. Most arsonists are caught through circumstantial evidence. Many courts have ruled that circumstantial evidence can be used by a jury […]

Need an Extra Right Arm? Arm Yourself with a Safety Committee

What safety professional would say no to an extra right arm? Well-trained, purposeful safety committees can significantly augment a safety manager’s capability, and boost a company’s overall success. Safety committees are common in companies of all sizes in virtually all industries, both unionized and not. Although they got their start in auto manufacturing, committees are […]

Make the Case for EHS

Try these recommendations for promoting the business value of investments in EHS to your management. To promote the business value of investments in environmental, health, and safety programs, says BLR legal editor David Galt, you have to speak the language of your CFO. That’s just one of the tips Galt offered at a meeting of […]

Saving Energy at Work and Beyond

Earth Day is April 22 this year, so this is a good month to talk with employees about conserving energy at work. Whether they work in an office, a warehouse, a factory, or other workspace, employees can take many steps to save energy. Workers can start saving energy on their commute to work. Inform workers […]

One Website for All Your Workplace Safety Needs

Yesterday, we featured several general questions about workplace safety your colleagues have asked the experts at Today, we add a couple of more Q&As, plus details about all the other outstanding features you’ll find at BLR’s information-packed workplace safety website. Q. Is an employer required to keep records of the training and/or certifications of […]

Safety: Adapting to a Down Economy

With budgets getting pared back across the board, safety programs are not immune. Here are tips to help keep your safety training from getting squeezed out during corporate belt tightening. You can’t escape today’s sobering economic news. For many businesses, the fiscal fallout that started with the banks and brokerages is affecting their companies in […]

Checklists for New Hires – Young and Old Alike

All new hires – whether young or old – are at higher risk of work-related injuries and illness. Today we look at a tool that will drive home your safety message to all of your new employees. While it may be true that youth is wasted on the young, safety training, as we saw in […]