A key issues roundtable discussion Monday afternoon will address how to manage OSH risk and business polarities when there are competing priorities. Too often high visibility incidents cause organizations to switch into “fire-fighting” mode rather than executing their strategy.
Tackling issues before they have a chance to grow and spread throughout an enterprise helps to ensure the best potential outcome. For those in Environmental Health and Safety, the ability to be proactive when it comes to the prevention or cleanup of incidents plays a major role in the company’s image and safety overall.
On Monday afternoon AIHce attendees will hear a first-hand account of GE’s world-class program for managing environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. GE has learned that the way to deliver high EHS performance is through operational ownership.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced two past Society presidents -- Nancy McWilliams of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Kathy Seabrook of Mendham, New Jersey -- will receive the honor of Fellow, its highest distinction, recognizing their career-long commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational safety and health profession.
In the world of manufacturing, there are inherent risks, whether related to product manufacturing or common risks that exist throughout the organization. To improve overall safety within the workplace, these risks must be identified and prevented.
A study utilizing investment simulations for 17 publicly held companies with strong health or safety programs for employees suggests that employers that invest significantly in health and safety programming can outperform other companies in the marketplace.
A product might be on the market for years when, suddenly, public outcry causes it to be taken off the shelves. When consumer reaction causes a crisis, companies don’t have time to focus on the underlying factors that created it. Once the storm blows over, there’s rarely an opportunity for product stewards to step back and reflect.