Tag: EHS

Safety data, safety statistics

Yes, You Can (Sort of) Measure Safety Culture!

While you can take steps to measure your company’s safety culture, you have to strategize your approach in a different way than you would while analyzing your other workplace safety metrics. To find out how, read the transcript of our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode with Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Process Improvement Leader at Predictive […]

Inspector is taking notes to a notepad in front of a facility.

EHS Enforcement Begins (and Ends) with Your Permits

No one looks forward to the day when the regulatory authority arrives at your facility for an inspection.  Will he or she find issues of noncompliance?  Will an enforcement action or penalty be forthcoming?  But remember, the ultimate goal of the inspector is not to write up a notice of violation but to ensure your […]

Return on Investment (ROI) of Safety Culture

The ROI of Safety Culture

In autumn 1987, Paul O’Neill gave his first speech to investors as CEO of Alcoa, an aluminum manufacturing company that was a behemoth in its industry but also struggling. O’Neill said his primary focus would be on worker safety over profits—so much so that he was striving for a goal of “zero injuries.” Everyone thought […]

Safety inspection, citations

Parlez-Vous EHS?

In order to convey the value of environment, health, and safety (EHS), you need to learn—and sometimes teach—the business languages you need to gain the attention of organizational leadership. Read the transcript of our recent EHS on Tap podcast episode where we talked about this subject with Pamala Bobbitt, Vice President of Product Marketing at […]

Legionella bacteria

Legionella Prevention for EHS Managers: Watch Your Water System

Last week, the Ford Motor Company reported that trace amounts of Legionella bacteria were found in the water system at their flagship Rouge plant in Dearborn, Michigan. According to the report, the bacteria was discovered “in three locations across the plant—including two bathrooms and the medical department.”  Rather than shut the entire plant down, Ford […]

Supply Chain Safety Management

Why Partnering with Supply Chain Colleagues Is Critical to Your Business

Now more than ever, there’s a need for departments within organizations—including Safety and Supply Chain—to reach outside of their operational silos and work together to meet shared goals. Collaborative relationships benefit everyone involved, helping to create a stronger safety culture across the entire organization and mitigate risks associated with the use of third-party contractors.

ASSP final day

Safety 2019: How Can You Integrate OSH into Business More Effectively?

Is your safety program managing risks or managing outcomes? That was the challenge posed by Peter Susca, principal of OpX Safety, in his session called “It’s Bigger than Safety: Integrating OSH into the Business” on the final day of Safety 2019, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) taking place June […]