Tag: EHS

Faces of EHS: Matt McDaniel Talks the Importance of Daily Challenges

Matt McDaniel got his start in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) field as a front-line worker on a packaging line. With a college degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education, he wasn’t prepared to work in a food manufacturing facility. “My first six months on the floor training and learning from experienced operators was […]

Faces of EHS: Laynnea Myles Talks Viewing Safety as a Value

For some people, doing the same thing over and over is insanity. For Laynnea Myles, however, repetition is the essence of learning. After more than 17 years in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) industry, Laynnea’s passion for EHS permeates her very being. It is no coincidence either that her life mantra, “Safety 1st, Safety […]

Faces of EHS: Safety is a Mindset for Brittanie Buckley

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, safety has been a priority for everyone more than ever before. For Brittanie Buckley, her safety intuition has guided her in the field which she has leveraged to help prevent injuries on worksites for 25 years. In this “Faces of EHS,” Buckley, EHS Manager for Pratt & Whitney Military Engines Aerospace, […]

Top EHS Conferences of 2021: In-Person Events

As an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professional, it is important to keep your ear to the pulse of the industry, grow, and learn new skills and best practices. Attending the industry’s top EHS conferences can help you do just that. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret! We’ve done the research for you, so […]

How to Automate Your EHS Compliance Program

When it comes to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance, there’s a lot of moving parts to consider. You can try to tackle them all yourself, or you can take advantage of technology to automate some of the key components. Doing so will allow you to save time, increase productivity, and allow your team to […]

Faces of EHS: Michelle Tinsley Talks YellowBird, the Importance of Staying Competitive, and Flexibility

Michelle Tinsley, Co-founder of YellowBird, has been involved in the field of technology for more than 30 years. For our latest “Faces of EHS” profile, we sat down with Michelle to discuss why she made the leap from tech to environment, health, and safety; her thoughts on YellowBird’s importance as an EHS recruiting tool; as […]

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What It Means to Foster a Safe Workplace

In his April 2020 letter to Amazon’s shareholders, Jeff Bezos declared that Amazon will become the safest place to work on Earth. To support that goal, the company recently launched a massive campaign to cut workplace injuries in half by 2025. While this reduction metric is helpful, Bezos’s major ambition to be “the safest workplace” […]

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Safety Training Should Actually Make the Workplace Safer

When we look at the safety training our organizations deliver, we ask if we are compliant. We ask if we are going to get citations. We may even ask if the attendees liked the training. But there is one uncomfortable question that is not asked: Are we wasting everyone’s time?

Safety Data, TRIR

Why You Shouldn’t Rely On Your TRIR (By Itself)

Once the gold standard of environment, health, and safety (EHS) metrics, the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) is now essentially meaningless—when considered alone, that is. The safety performance of an organization is far too complex to be condensed into a simple formula, and EHS managers must respect and appropriately respond to that complexity.

EHS manager watching for summer safety hazards

Are You Ready to Get Ahead of Summer Safety Hazards?

Summer safety hazards abound. Are you ready to protect your employees during the Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Gulf Coast hurricane season? Wildfires? What about excessive heat? Are you ready for an influx of young workers with little previous work experience and no safety training?