Corporate Culture and Consequences of Complacency

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

  • Corporate culture and consequences of lax safety cultures
  • Compliance shortcuts never pay off

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.

  • Learn more about sentencing related to a high profile mine safety case. Click here
  • Learn more about using coffee filters as a compliance shortcut. Click here  

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Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Global ISO Survey Results: What the World Thinks of ISO 45001
  • Webinar Whistleblower Investigations – OSHA’s 11(c) and other Statutes
  • Fall Protection Professionals Group
  • New regulatory update on Hazardous Waste Management

Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Health and Safety: Risk of Allowing Horseplay at Work
  • Indoor Air Quality In the Workplace: Best Practices and How to Implement into an EHS Program
  • Radiation Safety Officer Training for Laboratory Professionals
  • New regulatory update on Hazardous Materials Rule

Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Indoor Air Quality Member Discussion
  • Mining Industry Professionals discussion group
  • Workplace Sexual Harassment: Managing the Impact of Bill 132 Webinar
  • New regulatory update on the Review of Commodity, Boxcar, and Trailer-on-Flatcar/Container-on-Flatcar

Intelex Community | This Week

Find out what’s new in EHS&Q this week on the Intelex Community!

  • Indoor Air Quality Member Open Round-table Discussions
  • Leading and Transformational Indicators in EHS&Q discussion group
  • Health and Safety at Work Act – New Zealand
  • New regulatory update on Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010

Three Takeaways from NAEM Planning for a Sustainable Future

The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) recently published its annual trends report – Planning for a Sustainable Future. This report documents the key issues on the minds of corporate environmental, health & safety and sustainability leaders today. These trends are a barometer for all of us in the EHS and sustainability space, both business users and vendors alike.

It should be no surprise that this year’s trends point again to rapid change in our quickly evolving market. As the industry continues to take steps beyond simple, reactive compliance with regulations, towards making sustainability and EHS issues drive core business strategy, the NAEM research found that the priorities of EHS leaders are shifting as well.

I’d like to highlight 3 major emerging trends from the report that business leaders should be aware of with regards to EHS and sustainability.

1. Focus on impact outside your own walls

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Pipelines, New Governments and the Psychology of Risk

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

  • Rethinking the context of risk and influencers
  • Tightened regulations for Canadian pipelines

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.

  • Learn more about tightening pipeline regulations. Click here

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US Chemical Accident and Brazilian Spill Updates

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

  • Large Chemical Explosion in Massachusetts
  • Brazilian Tailing Ponds Measurement Errors

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.

  • Learn more about the Massachusetts chemical explosion. Click here
  • Read more about revised metrics at a Brazilian tailing pond. Click here

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Will Your Company Still be Here in 1000 Years?

Climate change, social activism, empowered consumers, globalization – The world today presents a number of challenges to citizens and businesses alike.

For businesses many of these issues get bucketed under the umbrella of sustainability. And for good reason, corporate sustainability is all about thinking and planning for long term success. But what does long term success really mean, and what can it look like?

Let me introduce you to Kongo Gumi.

You’re probably thinking to yourself. Kongo what?

Kongo Gumi a Japanese construction company. They are headquartered in Osaka and specialize in the design and construction of Buddhist temples. Of the many projects they’ve worked on one of their most famous is the Osaka Castle.

But that’s not what makes them particularly special.

What DOES make Kongo Gumi of particular interest in a conversation about sustainability is the date they were founded…. 578 AD. No, I did not … Read more...