Tag: EHS

Anxiety, depression

COVID-19-Related Mental Health Strain Likely to Increase Workplace Violence

No one is immune from the pandemic, but there are parts of our society that are experiencing greater loss and impact than others. One of the most dangerous effects is also one that is the hardest to identify—that of ideation, often fueled by feelings of injustice, a lack of control, and extreme depression and anxiety.

Safety program technology

How to Build an Agile Work Safety Program

Safety programs aren’t known for their agility. This is mostly a good thing: Standardizing your processes reduces confusion and noncompliance. But having a rigid safety system can produce undesired effects, such as complacency and heightened risk.

Gary LoPiccolo

Faces of EHS: Moving Beyond Compliance with Gary LoPiccolo of DYNESI

In this installment of Faces of EHS, we are continuing our focus on the amazing EHS professionals who won our 2020 Safety Standout Awards! This week, we’re proud to present the winner of BLR’s Moving Beyond Compliance Award, Dynamic Energy Services International, LLC (DYNESI). Read on to meet Gary LoPiccolo, CSP, the Vice President of […]

Construction workers and technology

Emerging Safety Technologies Show Promise

Government researchers and private-sector developers deliver technological advancements all the time. Some could significantly transform the safety function—like in-vehicle monitoring systems that could improve driving performance by identifying risky driving behaviors and reducing the number of motor vehicle crashes. Wearable sensors that could alert construction workers of nearby vehicles and equipment, potentially eliminating struck-by hazards. […]

Safety technology, data, AI

Going Virtual with Your EHS Audits

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic so many aspects of our lives have changed, including the ways we work. For many, remote and virtual work have become a new normal, but it poses great challenges—some of which have never before been considered—for environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals. EHS leaders are nothing if not […]

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Faces of EHS: Roberta Smith Talks Worker Health, Wellness, and Pandemics

When we started the Faces of EHS series back in January, we envisioned it as a bi-weekly series where we could chat with professionals who are on the front lines of environment, health, and safety (EHS) work. It was our goal to get myriad perspectives on the breadth and scope of what EHS pros are […]

safety audit team

Does Your PSM Auditor Have the Right Stuff?

Every 3 years, you need to complete an audit of your process safety management (PSM) processes. Often, the emphasis is on the standard and the facility—but in order to conduct a thorough and effective compliance audit, you also need a skilled auditor. And that means more than someone who knows what the standard says.

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Faces of EHS: Judy Agnew Helps Leaders Keep Workers Safe

For this installment of Faces of EHS, we were lucky enough to chat with Judy Agnew, whose background in behavioral science opened the doors to a rewarding career in the field of environment, health, and safety (EHS). Her focus on the intersection of human behavior and safety has made her a highly respected thought leader […]

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Faces of EHS: Kahlilah Guyah Helps Employers Identify the “Why” of EHS

It’s a new year, and we’re kicking it off with a new series: Faces of EHS. Every other week, we’ll bring you brief conversations with environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals working in a wide range of positions and industries. Not only do we want to discover what drives EHS leaders to help their organizations […]

Safety operations meeting

Circumstantial Leadership: 3 Key Concepts for EHS Professionals

Whether you are dealing with subordinates, supervisors, volunteers, or the public, leadership skills are necessary. Leadership involves vision, direction, coordination, and motivation toward achieving desired goals. While it takes time to develop these skills, the ability to lead people and accomplish tasks is a core competency needed by all environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals.