In March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their National Emphasis Program (NEP) focused on COVID compliance.
OSHA’s COVID Focus and How to Be Prepared!
The goal of OSHA’s new COVID-19 NEP is “to significantly reduce or eliminate worker exposures to SARS-CoV-2 by targeting industries and worksites where employees may have a high frequency of close contact exposures and therefore, controlling the health hazards associated with such exposures.”
Change is coming and you never know where it hits you and where it gives you wings – this was one of the big lessons in recent years with bringing EHS&S (Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability) to the forefront of change and company strategy. The question remains, what are the internal processes, human skills, and tools that help you tackle these challenges? What we face every day in our field is the need for quick adaptation to changes, immediate reaction to incidents, and continuous innovation to get better. How can we manage all this?
Lights, Camera, Action…Sanitize! As with most industries, television and film production has evolved in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure a safe working environment for talent and crews. For some productions, additional health and safety practices may be a “nice to have” for everyone’s peace of mind, but for others, there are specific requirements a production must comply with based on insurance contracts, labor unions, such as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), or the location of the production itself.
Over the past year, health and safety leaders in the retail industry have had to adapt quickly, not only to keep stores running, but also to ensure they are doing so safely. “Navigating the pandemic is like changing the tires on a moving car,” said one of the retail Health and Safety Managers. Many retailers found themselves getting creative with business models. Grocery stores implemented in-store safety measures to keep their doors open while other retailers shifted to filling online orders in-store to relieve stress on distribution centers.
ST. PAUL, Minn., April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA introduced a new service to their Health and Safety offerings called Event and Production EHS Support. As in-person events are slowly making a return, event owners are considering the associated environment, health and safety (EHS) risks more than ever before.
The business world at large is in a disorienting state of limbo. Some of us are working from home, others are back at the office. Some expect to be back at the office soon while others are content to continue working from home.
For EHS leaders, this ambiguity is hard to navigate. In many ways, this hybrid dynamic is even more complex than dealing with the demands of a workforce that’s fully remote.
These days, it’s no secret that environment, health, and safety (EHS), and sustainability professionals wear many hats within an organization. From ensuring EHS compliance (in a not-so-assured world) and risk management to employee training and streamlining operations to preparing EHS audit checklists — you have a big job to do.
On March 30, 2021 we welcomed close to 50 tech industry professionals from around the world to join us for a virtual EHSxTech meeting to discuss the ongoing changes and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.