OSHA’s recent enforcement activity serves as a reminder to employers across all industries of the obligation to record work-related COVID-19-related infections, hospitalizations and fatalities. An employer’s failure to comply with OSHA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements could result in significant penalties.
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software, today announced an update to its VelocityEHS Mobile App that empowers employees to conduct inspections and observations from their mobile devices, even when offline. The simple-to-use app allows workers to instantly report incidents, near misses and hazards – with or without internet connectivity – via a smartphone or tablet device.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's policy statement, "Freedom of Employees in the Nuclear Industry to Raise Safety Concerns Without Fear of Retaliation," (61 FR 24336; May 14, 1996) describes a safety-conscious work environment (SCWE) as a work environment where employees are encouraged to raise safety concerns and where concerns are promptly reviewed, given the proper priority based on their potential safety significance, and appropriately resolved with timely feedback to the originator of the concerns and to other employees as appropriate.
A study by the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) reveals troublesome gaps and a lack of transparency in occupational safety and health (OSH) sustainability reporting among organizations rated highly for sustainability performance.
A new 3.2 million Euro program that aims to build capacity of local businesses in developing countries on corporate sustainability management and reporting is being launched by the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
A recent OSHA memo is "a great step forward in trying to address the growing problem of policies and practices that discourage reporting of injuries," according to Peg Seminario, Safety and Health Director of the AFL-CIO.