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.
The 2010 disaster of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig was the largest accidental oil spill in U.S. history. The event claimed the lives of 11 workers and released more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
A new year is almost here, and there’s no better time to start something new in your EHS program. Use this time to take a closer look at what’s working well in your safety efforts, as well as incidents from the past year that might warrant improvements to your program.
When is the last time you re-evaluated your company’s EHS software needs? Whether you’re new to EHS software or have been using it for years, there’s no better time than the new year to investigate how a change to your current systems can help you create a safer workplace.
Industrial hygiene is an important piece of your EHS program, but many companies struggle to prioritize it.
Are EHS and performance improvement top priorities for your organization? These factors shouldn’t be taken lightly, nor should you ever assume you’re doing all you can to make your company a safe place to work.
For power and utility companies, profit isn’t the only thing that hinges on successful EHS management. Everyone you serve, from residents to businesses, healthcare facilities and government offices, needs you to run a safe operation that won’t negatively impact their daily needs.
Business moves fast in the packaging industry, and your EHS program should stay a few steps ahead. From compliance and audits to employee safety and EHS documentation, it only takes one overlooked detail to bring your entire operations to a grinding halt.
In our current digital age, there are tools to manage just about every aspect of your organization’s sustainability program. Collections of spreadsheets can help you document compliance, training, and observations, while hard drives may house copies of your permits, check sheets, and forms.
Don’t let the name scare you – big data in this case refers to combining multiple data sources to detect trends, patterns, and insights outside of individual data sets. This concept is becoming more and more integrated with companies of all industries and sizes, from leading marketing initiatives to gauging turnover to monitoring sales and profits. But one of data’s biggest opportunities in the workplace is also one of its most underutilized: environmental health and safety departments.