As of January 3, 2018, the EPA employed 14,162 workers. That number is down from about 15,000 from just two years prior. If all employees who are eligible for retirement choose to do so by the year 2021, the EPA workforce should shrink by nearly half.
Advancements for private spacecraft are on the rise. Two separate companies, Boeing and SpaceX, are currently in the development stages of private spacecraft production.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has decided to make some significant changes this year. They plan to enhance the protection for workers in a very specific way: Increasing the maximum fines for workplaces that do not meet the established safety and health standards. This change will affect individuals and businesses.
The number of federal OSHA inspectors has dropped. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s total federal inspection force fell below 1,000 in early October. There are now 116 fewer staff than there were in December of 2016 for the federal OSHA department.
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.
The trucking industry has been under careful watch in recent years. With high numbers of deaths and accidents on the road, regulators felt it was time to take action.
It does not matter if you work in the oil industry or not – EHS managers can always count on Shell’s annual sustainability report to learn ways to improve their own operations.
Solar energy isn’t exactly new technology, but recent developments and improvements have placed the energy source leaps and bounds over where it was just a decade ago.
EHS Insight will be showcasing its environmental, health and safety (EHS) management software in booth #106 at NAEM’s EHS and Sustainability Software and Data Management Conference. The event, scheduled for March 6-8, will be held at the Westin Galleria in Houston. EHS Insight will exhibit its suite of EHS solutions designed to help companies manage compliance and promote sustainable business practices.