Environment, Health and Safety Articles

  • The Case for an Integrated Quality Management and EHS System

    By bringing together quality management and environmental health and safety (EHS), the integrated QEHS system is a powerful proposition that delivers a real return on investment over relatively short timescales ...


    By EtQ, LLC

  • Beware the pitfalls of a global corporate standard

    We should respect the local EHS laws of non-Western countries – no matter how ridiculous they might seem. ...

  • The Importance of Language in EHS

    It comes as no surprise that one of the key challenges that our frequent surveys of corporate EHS directors highlights is “language”. Language and communication (signs, signals, warnings, labels) are of course one of the most critical aspects of any EHS program. Without clear information, instructions and reminders to employees and visitors, risks are increased or even ignored. ...

  • Is there any other professional discipline that struggles for identity as much as EHS, HSE, SHE, QEHS, HSSE, etc…?

    In a recent blog post Enhesa invited readers to participate in a short four question survey to examine if there was anything approaching a consensus regarding the acronyms used within the industry in their job titles and daily roles. In this article we will examine ...

  • Enhesa’s Global EHS Regulatory Forecast 2017

    Recap of an Enduringly Popular and Truly Global Event. ...

  • How 5 Global Companies Overcame Challenging EHS Obstacles

    From unique regulations to cultural nuances to lack of local expertise, companies often face a number of environmental, health and safety (EHS) challenges when operating or expanding their businesses into other countries. But the good news is that while these challenges can be difficult to navigate, this challenge can be overcome. Discover how five global companies overcame difficult EHS ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • How the New Fair Labor Standards Act Regulations Can Impact EHS at Your Food & Beverage Company

    Nearly 80 years ago, the United States enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to introduce the 40-hour work week, establish a minimum wage, guarantee overtime for specific jobs, and end oppressive child labor. Over the years various amendments--such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967--have been added to further improve the life and work environment ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Health & Safety challenges for the smaller organisation

    Complying with large company legislation on smaller resources Having worked for large and small companies managing Health & Safety, I’ve experienced the challenges that smaller organisations face due to their size and relative lack of resources. According to the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06152, 7th December 2015, in 2015 there were ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • EH&S Certification: You`re Worth It!

    I get it. We all do. You feel run down with the stresses of everyday life. You don't have time for one more thing that's going to take up hours in your day. But when was the last time you did something just for YOU? Have you made yourself a priority lately? That's hard, isn't it? We find it easier to give to other people than we do to ourselves. Here's a gift to yourself you should really ...


  • Workplace Safety Training – A Double-Edged Sword

    Building workplace safety awareness on the job can be an application of two extreme views of managing people. The first would be analogous to the army first sergeant, who might tell his troops, “What I’m about to teach you will save your life, because if you don’t learn it I will kill you!” Or there’s the less threatening approach that ...


    By eTraining, Inc.

  • Benchmarking Health and Safety Performance

    Identifying Indicators and Improving Benchmarking health and safety performance at work is vital to all organisations who want to excel beyond the threshold of legislative compliance. Safety practitioners whose aim is only to legally comply with legislation may be seen as a re-active safety practitioner, scraping by rather than ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Top EHS Consulting Considerations for the Automotive Segment

    Knowing when and how to use EHS consulting to supplement an EHS Team can be challenging, particularly in the automotive industry. Increased globalization, shrinking budgets, and a dynamic regulatory climate mean consistent challenges for manufacturers and suppliers alike. These challenges, however, also create opportunities. Here are some EHS consulting considerations for automotive ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • EHS Auditing Support for a Global Pharmaceutical Organization

    Challenge A global pharmaceutical organization sought to improve its best‐in‐class EHS and social responsibility performance across its global organization. Following establishment and communication of baseline performance expectations to its sites, it was necessary to evaluate a diverse array of locations in multiple geographies to determine the degree of conformance and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Relatively Speaking: The ROI of Safety Training

    Online training that incorporates learning management functionality can generate a relatively high Return on Investment (ROI) when compared to instructor-led training alone. The combination of online and classroom training (blended learning) offers even more cumulative benefits. Additionally, ROI as it relates to training in general includes a substantial “soft” component that is ...


    By FirstNet Learning, Inc.

  • Acoustically induced vibration: A review of industry best practice

    WKC Partner and Noise and Vibration practice leader, Richard Palmer, has recently had an article published in the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Journal titled ‘Acoustically Induced Vibration: A Review of Industry Best Practice’. This technical paper, which provides the reader with a better understanding of the AIV phenomenon, was published in the IOA Journal in September 2015.  ...


    By WKC Group

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

    In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between life and death for workers, or it can prevent devastating environmental incidents. Overall, we are stronger when we work together towards EHS ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Sharing Best Practices in Mining Safety

          In the world of environmental, health and safety, sharing information can have an amazing ripple effect across an industry. It gives companies the ability to learn from the experiences of other companies. In some cases, this can be the difference between ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Does Your Corporate Injury Reporting Add Value?

    One of the oldest metrics used in the EHS field is corporate injury and accident reporting.  It is one of the few times when EHS data will often contribute directly to Corporate Annual Reports.  But is your reporting system state of the art or a relic from the past?  Whatever the number may be, you are either adding value or showing corporate weakness.  As part of the ...

  • Integrated policies and practices for flood and drought risk management

    The paper argues for an integrated approach to the management of water-related disasters that becomes a full part of the political decision-making process at the earliest possible moment and focuses on preparedness, mitigating their negative impacts and also considering their positive impacts, particularly those of floods. By doing this, there is an opportunity to consider the three pillars of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An applied research analysis of telework programmes as an environmentally friendly policy and a viable sustainability development leadership practice

    This article discusses telework as an environmentally friendly policy and its role as a convenient way for governments and businesses to encourage sustainable development leadership practices as effective employee retention and recruiting tools. Telework is a technological advancement, which allows employees to work in approximation to their home or any accessible location. Telework policy ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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