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.
ISO 45001 will enter the Approval Stage in November 2017 after several years of reviews and enhancements to the proposal. After an initial set back due to enormous interest and involvement by ISO member countries, the expected publication date is now set at March 2018. The ISO 45001 standard regarding Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - Requirements will serve as an add-on to existing standards such as ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. It takes various national and international labor standards into account.
From food production to distribution, employee health and safety should always remain a top priority. Your concern for their well-being at work can directly affect their own regard for the consumers who buy the products they make. No matter what your health and safety program includes, make sure you don’t neglect these three critical components.
As technology improves, and conveniences like automation become increasingly in demand, machines are no doubt leading the way to our future in industry. But the human element is still very much alive in the machine-dominant landscape, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to maintain safety to ensure the jobs of both man and machine can be accomplished without incident.
The students enrolled at your university are trusting you to provide more than just a solid education. Though it isn’t always a conscious thought, they expect to receive that education in a safe environment. How are you prepared to deliver?
It’s unfortunate to say, but oftentimes it takes a severe accident to prompt a change in oil and gas safety procedures. The truth is, safety isn’t simply the lack of incidents. Rather, it’s a daily, ongoing, conscious effort to look for ways to identify potential threats and improve safety practices.
From making individual parts to building the whole car, there’s a lot riding on your reputation in the automotive industry. While many nonautomotive companies primarily concern themselves with the safety of their employees, your EHS department pulls double duty by also considering the safety of your end users.
The pharmaceutical industry exists to provide relief, alleviations, and, some may say, “miracle drugs” for various health issues, but the remedy to cure life-dependent safety issues remains elusive to many pharmaceutical companies.
Your employees provide the backbone of your company, and keeping them healthy and safe on the job is a top priority, especially in a work environment like manufacturing plants and factories. But safety isn’t something that comes naturally to a company; rather, it’s something that must be practiced and refined daily.
As energy demand continues to grow, and productivity grows too, managing the health and safety of workers in oil and gas refineries becomes even more crucial.