The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has announced plans to launch a new Center for Safety and Health in Sustainability (CSHS) at the group’s Professional Development Conference (PDC) and Exposition, Safety 2011, in June.
It happened again in Bangladesh in December 2010 - a fire in a garment factory killed 29 workers and hundreds were injured as they were suffocated, burned alive, trampled in stairwells, or leapt to their deaths from the 9th and 10th floors - because four of seven exit doors were locked.
Kimberly-Clark Professional is not only incorporating its “Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow” sustainability message into every aspect of its operations, it is taking it to the streets, according to a recent company press release.
According to a recent American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) webcast “Sustainability: An Emerging Force in Business & Its Impact Upon the Safety Profession” presented by Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CMIOSH (UK), safety and health are considered by many companies to be integral to their organizations’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability plans.
The recently released MIT Sloan Management Review study showed that while most companies (92%) are addressing sustainability in some way, most companies don't have a clear idea of where to start. Those who do pursue sustainability aggressively, however, are seeing positive effects on their bottom line.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will hold a national research workshop, Making Green Jobs Safe: Integrating worker health and safety into sustainability, on Dec. 14 – 16, 2009, in Washington, D.C., according to a recent NIOSH press announcement. The purpose of the workshop is to stimulate and begin planning national research to help make worker health and safety an integral component of the new green economy.