Best Practices

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals pose challenges

Many EDCs are harmful at low doses and safe at high doses.
February 2, 2012
In December 2011, EU REACH listed Octylphenol among its candidate list for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC).


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How to assess reproductive risks

New standards will revolutionize best practices
January 4, 2012
In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court in UAW v. Johnson Controls established that employers have the obligation to fully inform a woman of workplace risks to pregnancy.


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Who “owns” EHS risk management?

New standards will revolutionize best practices
December 5, 2011
ANSI/ASSE Z690.2-2011 (Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines) and its companion standards, Vocabulary for Risk Management and Risk Assessment Techniques, were approved earlier this year.

 


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Flying solo

Is independent consulting still a good option?
November 1, 2011
What would you do if you lost your job today? 


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Dilemmas posed by EU’s REACH legislation

8 recommendations to handle stricter exposure limits
October 1, 2011
The European Union’s chemical management law known as REACH requires chemical manufacturers and importers to assess risks and describe conditions under which their chemical substances can be safely used. 


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The great challenge confronting EHS pros

It’s communication — is your message getting through?
September 1, 2011
According to the results of the American Society of Safety Engineers 100th Anniversary Essay Contest, the greatest challenge facing the environmental health and safety profession in the 21st century is communication.


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The U.S. unveils a wellness & prevention plan

How EHS pros fit into the national strategy
August 2, 2011
The National Prevention Council released the National Prevention Strategy in June 2011 as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


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A Growing Obligation to Prevent Harm

Understand the meaning of “standard of care”
July 7, 2011
Should a New York Wal-Mart store have had a crowd control plan in 2008 that may have prevented an employee being trampled to death by shoppers during the store’s annual “Blitz Friday?”
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Obtain special instructions before use

May 25, 2011
Within the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) unstable explosives require the highest codification prevention precautionary statement P201 — “Obtain special instructions before use.”
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: YouTube and your reputation

May 3, 2011

If the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) doesn’t play up the very popular “Safety Dance” (Men Without Hats) song at their June 2011 annual meeting in Chicago, I think they will miss a big opportunity.


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