Where to Focus, Common Challenges & Consequences of Non-Compliance
In these "new normal" days, environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance isn’t the sole concern of most businesses—it’s just one part of running a healthy and productive company. But compliance is still an absolute must in order to run a safe and effective business, and EHS managers are faced with the daunting task of managing regulatory compliance across multiple facilities and functions, often without a lot of resources and now likely virtual in some capacity. As we look at this new year, it's a great time to refocus and revisit your "pre-COVID" initiatives and goals.
Alexion is proud to have its New Haven, CT and Bogart, GA sites recognized by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) for their commitment to workplace health and safety. Both sites participated in OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week, which incorporated fun virtual activities that helped to highlight Alexion’s strong culture of safety, including ways to be #SafeAndSoundAtWork and creating a pledge to practice safety at work.
WALTHAM, Mass., August 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today joins the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a participant in Safe + Sound Week, a nationwide event held each August to recognize workplace health and safety programs and to offer information and ideas on how to keep workers safe.
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor that is held each year. The event aims to recognize the successes of workplace safety and health programs, and empower organizations to energize their health and safety programs. When successful, these programs can improve sustainability and proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury.
How to Address Environment, Health, and Safety Regulations When Opening A New Facility
Opening a facility in the U.S. can be fraught with compliance risk—companies need to have all bases covered, including environment, health, and safety (EHS) concerns. The list of regulations is quite long and they can be complex.
Antea Group's blog has a compilation of the top regulatory concerns that may be key to obtain a license to operate and start doing business in the United States. Save time and money and read before you proceed.
Due to the nature of our industry, we prioritize safety above all else. An exemplary safety track record helps ensure that every employee returns home at the end of the day. It also helps us attract the best drivers and improves relationships with the communities we serve, while reducing costs.
Republic’s safety performance is 41% better than the industry average based on OSHA data.
Ergonomics can be easily overlooked as a top safety opportunity in lower-risk environments such as offices, warehouses and data centers. However, ergonomics can be one of the most beneficial EHS opportunities to tackle from a safety, workplace culture and business perspective. Read Antea Group's four reasons, along with compelling statistics, that illustrate why workplace ergonomics should shift toward the top of your EHS priority checklist.
The flurry of activity that occurred when your facility received citations after your recent OSHA wall-to-wall visit has finally let up. Following the process explained in the last blog, you posted the citations and the team reviewed each citation to gain complete understanding. Now there are abatement dates that must be met.
Environment, health and safety (EHS) audits are often used voluntarily by EHS managers to assess regulatory compliance, identify risk and find opportunities for process improvement.
But depending on industry-specific regulations, stakeholder pressure, or enforcement actions that have been imposed, this helpful tool can become a daunting—and sometimes mandatory—task.
If your organization is facing the latter scenario, taking steps to prepare for an upcoming audit can reduce stress, identify issues that can be remedied quickly, and show auditors you’re committed to EHS.
Let's say OSHA recently conducted a wall-to-wall inspection of your plant. During the close out conference, you were informed that your plant was in violation of certain OSHA standards. While the compliance officer (CO) does not have the authority to issue citations or penalties-- the final authority lies with the OSHA Area Director--the CO stated that, should OSHA choose to issue citations and financial penalties, you should expect correspondence within a few weeks.