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The Hybrid Workplace Evolution: Ergonomics and Wellness Considerations

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While many employers and employees felt that working from home would be a temporary situation, more and more people are now accepting that working from home is here to stay and that the old workplace model is evolving. Employers are shifting to hybrid workplaces, allowing employees flexibility on where and when they work. While developing these new workplace structures, there are many important things to keep in mind, including ergonomics and employee wellness.

An Emerging and Growing Workplace Issue: Psychosocial Risks

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People are the heart of any organization, and ensuring their psychological well-being is a critical part of managing the overall occupational health of the organization’s human capital. Psychosocial workplace issues, broadly referred to as “stress” have been present in the workplace for as long as there have been workers. However, the past 18 months and the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated some of the usual issues.

Janet is Working on Health and Safety at Chevron

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Meet Janet. At Chevron, she’s focusing on human performance factors to help influence the health and safety of our global workforce. Actions like these have resulted in meaningful progress.

Plan-Do-Check-Act: How to Build and Maintain an Effective EHS Management System

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EHS management systems vary by organization, but all serve the same end-goal: to support a safe and healthy workplace AND reduce risk to the environment. Many effective EHS management systems implement the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach, which defines the actions the organization should take to plan, implement, review, and continually improve their management system. This approach focuses on continuous improvement and applies to all processes within an organization.

Industrial Hygienists Can Help Guide Us Into a Safe Future of Work

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Working in EHS can be a bit of an undersung job.

Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals don’t tend to get their names in the headlines, yet their work is a fundamental underpinning of industry. Countless people work tirelessly to protect their employees, their companies, and the world we live in — often with little fanfare. With the current state of the world, expertise around EHS within the workplace feels more critical and urgent than ever before.

Above and Beyond: Your Guide to Olympic-Level Construction Safety

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In the realm of EHS management, stakes can vary to the extreme. Sometimes, it’s about making small tweaks to the workplace setting so that employees experience more comfortable temperatures, or ease the strain on their necks and backs. Other times, it can literally be a matter of life and death. 

COVID-19 Impacts to Your SPCC Plans: Are Your Plans Up-to-Date?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all industries to some degree over the past year.  With offices shut down, and some workforces working remotely, many offices have been left vacant. At the beginning of the pandemic, food and beverage and consumer goods manufacturing facilities were temporarily shut down or production was significantly reduced. Restaurants and retail facilities were closed or transitioned to online ordering and pick-up. Only critically essential services and operations managed to stay open. 

Health and Safety Committees Gone Virtual

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Across the globe, companies have been in a constant state of pivoting to address new concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic. What hasn’t changed are the basic Occupational Health and Safety guidelines we follow. Even though offices are shuttered, or workforces reduced, that doesn’t mean that your Health and Safety Committee can fall by the wayside. Countries, states, or provinces such as Ontario, France, Germany, or Japan, are still requiring meetings despite the shift to virtual work.

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Webinar: Plan-Do-Check-Act: How to Build and Maintain an Effective EHS Management System

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July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Have you been asked to develop or re-vamp your organization’s current environmental, health, and safety (EHS) management system, but aren’t sure where to begin? Have you identified gaps or areas for improvement within your EHS management system, but need assistance in prioritizing or developing an action plan?

Management systems are a way of conducting business within an organization that stems beyond traditional EHS compliance. It’s a way of integrating all levels of an organization into the implementation of a formal approach to managing EHS risk.

The Time to Act on PFAS Risks Is Now, Before It's Too Late

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“Forever chemicals.”

This is the ominous label often applied to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances), encapsulating both their functional utility and their harmful impact.

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