Best Practices

An “unborn child’s” health and safety

Do you accept the responsibility?
OSHA’s modified hazard communication standard (HCS) mandates a highly controversial and divisive issue that was not addressed in the preamble.


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Dealing with the ultimate failure

After a worker’s death, don’t haunt yourself with “what if’s”
A death in the workplace is the ultimate failure of any safety and health program.


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Wisdom obtained through body of knowledge and specialization

Wisdom is an appreciation of how, why and when to apply knowledge.


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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals pose challenges

Many EDCs are harmful at low doses and safe at high doses.
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
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
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?
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
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?
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
The National Prevention Council released the National Prevention Strategy in June 2011 as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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