From a compliance and risk management perspective, conflicts of interest (COI) disclosure require both prompt and clear disclosure, along with documented evidence of appropriate action taken by HR/Compliance once the disclosure has been made. Failure to do so can create significant damage to your company’s reputation, even if no inappropriate conduct occurs, along with substantial penalties for non-compliance.
Xylem facilities, pumps ready for DOE compliance
Bell & Gossett is nation’s only pump brand to meet efficiency requirements 3+ years early Xylem Inc. brand Bell & Gossett announces its e-Series line of products achieves and exceeds efficiency targets for clean-water pumps set forth by the U.S. Department of Energy, more than three years in advance of the 2020 compliance date. In addition, Xylem’s pump test laboratories in Morton Grove, Illinois, and Seneca Falls, New York, have been approved through the Hydraulic Institute Pump Test Lab...
Chat for Compliance – a hacker’s view!
The ongoing quest for compliance can sometimes be challenging when the needs are not always clear. For example, developing a new software is straightforward, customer needs or use cases, requirements, specification, test cases, validation testing… to name just a few. Assign resources, go! Sometimes however, the needs are rather technical and uncertain so trying to define the project for compliance is hard. How can a small team proceed when they are doing research or hacker type work? The prevalence of...
7 Steps for Integrating Your EHS Culture After an Acquisition
In today’s global marketplace, many companies are seizing opportunities to expand their businesses’ footprint through new partnerships, mergers and acquisitions. But as these companies work to bring their new assets or partnerships into the company fold, many aren’t prepared to integrate their environment, health and safety (EHS) programs. In our experience, EHS programs are most successful when they’re embedded in company culture, where employees feel encouraged and compelled to play an...
Transforming Health & Safety
What got us to where we are today will not get us to where we want to be tomorrow. Decades of awareness building, training, and record keeping on Occupational Health and Safety – spearheaded by private and public enterprises and prodded along by governments – have got us to where we are today. These efforts have moved us incrementally along a path over the past four decades from literally dozens of deaths per day in the US alone, to a quarter of this number today. However, the new standard many...
Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance
Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of sand, silt, and clay that are set loose by the process of erosion cause a great deal of damage and cost us a tremendous amount of...