The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved a new standard: ISO 45001.
When most people walk into a retail store, they don’t realize that they’ve entered one of the most dangerous work environments in existence. It’s hard to fathom, especially given that these stores are frequented by the public on a daily basis. There’s no protective gear required to enter, and stores may contain very few warning signs regarding potential dangers.
Technology companies and telecom providers embody the definition of efficiency. In today’s digital business world, efficiency is exactly what you’re selling. If you’re developing, say, new software, you know your customers won’t buy it unless it’s an improvement over what they already have. If you’re in the business of providing phone services, your clients likely aren’t interested in changing unless it cuts their phone bill, reduces overhead, or simplifies their call flow.
Despite its fun-and-games persona, the media and entertainment industries are serious business. On the outside, their goal is obvious: to provide a welcoming escape from the typical day to their audience. On the inside, however, twists a complex network of behind-the-spotlight tasks and a full suite of helpers. In short, it’s a scene that simply can’t be executed without the strong backing of an optimized EHS program.
If you’ve been in the construction industry for more than a day, you already know that it’s one of the most demanding industries when it comes to safety.
Government agencies wrote the book on EHS compliance and regulations, but that’s not to say their own EHS execution is perfect. Government departments at the local, state, and federal levels alike can struggle when it comes to maintaining their own high EHS standards.
A lot of companies are starting to embrace the push for sustainability. Organizations often list “environmental stewardship” or something similar as a core value. This doesn’t appear to be a phase that we as a society are going through. Respect for the environment is quickly becoming a standard trait that is expected of all successful businesses - big and small.
In 2017, cruise ships failed more health inspections than they had in the last ten years. In all, 14 ships received failing grades—which is a significant increase from 2016, when only two ships failed their inspections.
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking a different approach for assessing the hazards of new chemicals.
On December 18th, 2017, an Amtrak passenger train derailed and killed three people in DuPont, Washington. This is just one of several fatal events caused by derailments and excessive speeds. U.S. Transportation Secretary, Elaine Chao, urges railroads and transit agencies to take action.