Environmental Management Systems Articles

  • The Safety Benefits of Competent Line Management

    Last week I delivered an IOSH Managing Safely course to a local food manufacturer just outside of Hull in the UK. It is a four-day course, aimed at line managers and team leaders, to give them the skills they need to ensure the areas and activities they manage are safe. Delivering corporate training can sometimes be a little daunting. You never know what the audience will be like, whether ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • ISO 45001 (Occupational Health & Safety) – Could it Lead to more Stringent Provisions Around Legal Compliance?

    It was announced this summer (in June 2016) that the publication of the much-anticipated ISO 45001 Management System Standard for Occupational Safety & Health is to be delayed by at least a year. Initially, the plan had been for the standard to be available ...

  • 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

  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance Practitioner Spotlight: Pete Schwalbach

    Name: Pete Schwalbach Office: St Paul Practice Area: OPA Area of expertise: Environmental Regulatory Compliance About Me in 140 Characters Happily married, father of three, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Managing participation: prospects for learning and legitimacy-creation in Swedish water management

    The article evaluates whether the participatory arrangements in Swedish water management following from the European Union's Water Framework Directive (WFD) contribute to legitimacy by increased learning and knowledge-generation. In contrast to most evaluations of collaborative arrangements, we use a three-tiered approach analyzing actors, processes and structures jointly, which allows us to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

    Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks. Goldilocks worked for a shipping company. She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. One day Goldilocks decided to enhance her career by becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She knew she needed to submit an application and pass a ...


    By Bowen EHS, LLC

  • Hydrocarbon Processing: Non-phosphorus corrosion inhibitor optimizes cooling tower uptime for environmental compliance

    Cooling water systems play a critical role in the efficient operation of hydrocarbon processing facilities. Ensuring that these systems efficiently cool and condense the various process streams is essential to minimizing operating costs and maximizing plant performance and profitability. Common challenges to maintaining these systems at peak performance come in the form of corrosion, pitting and ...


    By Baker Hughes

  • The construction of a water rights system in China that is suited to the strictest water resources management system

    Establishing a modern water rights system (WRS) that is suited to the Strictest Water Resources Management System (SWRM) is an important reform in China's water resources management in terms of addressing current water issues. However, there are still several problems in the construction of a WRS, such as ambiguity in the definition of water rights, weakness in the infrastructure of water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Red Card, Yellow Card – Health & Safety and Workplace Abuse

    Clamping Down on Abusive and Offensive Behaviour After listening to a radio debate on the proposed Football Premier league’s crackdown on indiscipline proposed for this season I thought it may make a good blog subject for this week, hopefully sparking a debate amongst Health & Safety professionals when related to Safety management and the attitudes of some employees and ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Preliminary Steps for Creating an Effective Safety Management System

    The following steps are RECOMMENDED, BEFORE developing / writing a Safety Management System for almost any industry or business in the world. Fully understand the organizations documented strategies, objectives, and goals. Identify one experienced / competent Subject Matter Expert (SME’S) within each discipline of the ...

  • 5 Errors That May be Impacting Your GFSI Compliance

    What is GFSI? The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) is a global initiative for the continuous improvement of food safety management systems. The initiative’s goal is to ensure confidence in the delivery of safe food to consumers around the world. The initiative was launched in 2000 following a number of food safety crises that severely diminished consumers’ ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How Transit Agencies Can Implement the FTA’s Safety Management System

    In a recent blog post, we highlighted key aspects relating to the Public Transportation Safety Program. ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • NextEra Environmental Compliance - Case Study

    Learn how NextEra (formerly FPL) uses mobility to manage their Environmental Compliance from the field.  Ian Cohen from NextEra discusses their use of regAction and how it has helped them maintain compliance.  NextEra is currently utilizing programs from regAction to track and manage their Audits, Incidents and Compliance related initiatives.  There is also a mobile component that ...


    By regAction

  • What is Crisis Management Software?

    A crisis is not something a company wants to deal with on its own. Having crisis management software in place helps you, your department and company better manage and prevent environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. With crisis management software, you can easily approach an issue from various angles, including EHS. Using this type of software allows for scenarios to be established in ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Rationalising water policy and the institutional and water governance arrangements in Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Integrated water resources management approaches have been developed worldwide to improve water resources management practices. There are however, lingering issues with reference to the applicability of its integrated principles, especially when shifting from policy to practice (action). By conducting an exploratory case study in the Sao Paulo State, Brazil, this paper explores different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • From OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001: How the Coming OHS Management System Standard Will Impact Your Business

    Sometimes it seems as if major changes in the world of environment, health and safety (EHS) management are few and far between. One change we can count on is ISO 45001, the international occupational health and safety (OHS) management systems standard expected to be issued final in October 2016. Whether your organization already has an OHS management system or not, the advent of ISO 45001 will ...


    By Rivo Software Ltd.

  • Evolution of drought management policies and practices in the United States

    The evolution of United States (US) national and federal drought policies is examined, and the relative effectiveness of the hierarchy of federal, state and local drought management programs and practices is evaluated within the context of changing philosophies of water management. While there is no ‘national’ drought management policy, there is a strong federal policy that attempts to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Asset management system for business management of water suppliers

    Many water suppliers in Japan are required to renew aged waterworks facilities systematically in spite of the decline in revenues due to the decrease in the population. Moreover, they are needed to build waterworks facilities with high earthquake resistance. Therefore, it is necessary for water suppliers to manage waterworks effectively and efficiently in order to build sustainable waterworks. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Food Safety Certification for Smaller Businesses

    Bringing food safety certification to smaller, less well developed, operations, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has developed the Global Markets Programme, in line with Issue 7 of its Global Standard for Food Safety. It is recognised that it takes extensive time and investment to develop the food safety culture needed to meet the Global Standard for Food Safety requirements and achieve ...


    By SGS

  • Managing Work Instructions with EHS Software

    At many organizations - where daily operations involve performing hazardous or complex jobs by their employees - managing the procedures to perform each job safely and accurately is of critical importance. This consistency and forethought helps ...


    By EHS Insight

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