Tag: EHS management

EHS in 2021

An EHS Outlook for 2021

If there’s one thing that most people can agree on, it’s some measure of relief that the year 2020 is behind us. It was a time of constant disruption and uncertainty, and while change will continue to be the norm in 2021, we’re all hoping the changes will be a little less painful. What might […]

Safety leader and team meeting

EHS Leadership Takes Center Stage in 2021

There is no doubt that 2020 has not been a great year for most organizations, no matter if you’re a business, a nonprofit, or a government agency. The multilayered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s health and wellness and has pushed people responsible for workplace safety in directions they have […]

The Best Defense Is a Good Offense: A 5-Step Compliance Playbook for EHS Managers

It’s a time-honored sports adage that “the best defense is a good offense” and, in the end, the message behind this saying is even simpler: Be proactive! This same outlook can be put into action within your environment, health, and safety (EHS) program. A well-planned, organized, and properly implemented system is the best way to […]

Management and Safety

5 Signs That Management Isn’t Aligned with Your Safety Culture

If you’re working hard on developing a strong safety culture in your workplace but still can’t see any results, there are a few tell-tale signs that the failure of your efforts is caused by external factors. Consider if management is exhibiting any of these 5 behaviors before you give up on your efforts.

Compliance

How to Manage EHS Compliance Amid a Storm of Change

“The only constant is change.” While this phrase is something of a cliché, that doesn’t make it any less true—and it is especially true for businesses. While change can be exciting and productive for an organization, it also carries with it a certain amount of risk, and some of this risk is tied directly to […]

Safety data, safety statistics

ASSP Releases New Risk Assessment Technical Report

Risk and uncertainty in the workplace are dynamic and continuously evolve as conditions and technologies change. Occupational safety and health professionals can learn about the latest techniques and implementation strategies to combat risk and better protect workers in a new technical report published by the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

Hazardous waste, chemical inventory, e-manifest, warehouse

Avoid Common (and Costly) Hazardous Waste Violations

The EPA has assessed approximately $84 million in hazardous waste material violations in the last 5 years, according to the Agency’s ECHO database. Risk managers are tasked with understanding and ensuring compliance with numerous EPA regulations. Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in expensive penalties and, in some cases, prison time.

safety audit team

Focused Leadership Skills for New Safety Coordinators

On the road to becoming a safety coordinator; environment, health, and safety (EHS) technician; etc., you probably focused on developing the compliance expertise needed for the role. Without those skills, the job is virtually impossible. As you’ll quickly find out during your first few months, though, you’re not just doing a job; you’re leading others.

Digitization of EHS, data and statistics

Now’s the Time to Take EHS Programs Digital

COVID-19 has disrupted the business world on a scale many of us have never before seen. It’s important to look for opportunity amid crisis, however, and for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals, our current moment may be a great chance to focus on the efficient digitization of organizational EHS programs.