A new year is 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.
There’s one factor that best-in-class safety programs share: the ongoing commitment to improving their safety strategies.
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.
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.
The hallmark of any worthy company is their commitment to its people, and that commitment is reflected in the company’s certifications. One or more certifications can differentiate a good company from a great one, which could be a determining factor on whether others want to do business with you. One certification that many companies would do well to invest in is ISO 14001.
It seems there’s an app for everything, including ways to manage your EHS and sustainability programs. But does a mobile solution really provide the best option for your company?
A company that masters the art of EHS reporting can prevent future safety incidents. To create reports that lead to actionable insight, you’ll need to track lots of data and create a culture that encourages proactive safety measures at all levels of the organization.
Employees standing under raised forks. Leaking fluids accumulating overnight underneath a forklift. Untrained drivers operating a forklift in a crowded warehouse. To avoid these manufacturing nightmares and more like them, it's important to implement facility safety practices in your plant, but only in the right way.
Keeping employees motivated is always a challenge for leaders in any industry. Add to the mix an element of occupational danger and motivation is even tougher to maintain.
Nowadays, you can find environmental, health and safety metrics publicly available through news releases and sustainability reports. Although valuable, these metrics alone don't drive improved performance since most of the data indicate what has already happened. You want tools, like EHS software, that help you shape the future of your program.