Obama Administration Looks to Cut GHG, Tips for Preventing Eye Injuries and More!

On this week’s edition of EHS This Week we’ve got the week’s top stories in environment, health and safety news:

  • Obama Administration Submits Plan to Cut Greenhouse Emissions
  • American Petroleum Institute Updates Standard to Improve Refinery Safety
  • Tips for Preventing Eye Injuries in the Workplace

Remember to write us with your suggestions, questions and comments. Also, if you are an industry expert and ever want to take part in the program, we’d love to have you. Until next week, enjoy the program!

EHS This Week Resources

For more information on the stories and resources mentioned in this week’s podcast, check out the links below.

  • Obama Administration’s Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gas. Click here
  • American Petroleum Institute Updates Refinery Safety Standard. Click here.
  • Preventing Eye Injuries in the Workplace. Click here
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Ensuring API Q2 Compliance

Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, the American Petroleum Institute (API) reviewed the incident and proposed a new set of standards designed to prevent such accidents and minimize potential repercussions in similar instances.

Introducing API Q2
The existing API Q1 standards were similar in nature to ISO: 9001, centered on working towards continuous process based improvements for each organization. The new standard that was proposed, API Q2, is focused on increased awareness and the ongoing mitigation of risk throughout the entire operation. Aside from organizational based processes, this standard also focuses on Supply Chain Management, Quality of Service and Maintenance and Management of Change.

By adopting a more holistic approach, similar to the Toyota model of Plan, Do, Check, Act, operators will be required to assess risks affecting employee safety, environmental aspects and quality of service. Through proactive identification of risks, organizations will be able to further recognize potential risks, … Read more...