2011 state safety report cards, Ontario MSD crackdown, EPA mercury rules and more on EHS This Week

Check out the most recent podcast of EHS This Week.

This week, Kristy Sadler and I discuss top stories from the world of environment, health and safety news, including: 

  • The Work Loss Data Institute’s 2011 State Report Cards on safety performance. See a map with each state’s grade here.
  • The Province of Ontario’s plan to crack down on musculoskeletal disorders.
  • New EPA rules on mercury, and more.

Check back on a weekly basis for our rundown of the week’s top EHS Stories. 

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Nalco named one of America’s 12 safest companies

Intelex is thrilled to congratulate client Nalco Company on being included in a prestigious list of America’s 12 safest companies for 2011!

Since 2002, EHS Today has presented an annual list featuring 12 companies that have developed innovative safety solutions, boasted low injury and illness rates, and engendered a corporate culture of safety.

In addition to Nalco, which uses Intelex’s Safety Management System, the list of winners included Caterpillar Inc., ACCO Brands Corp, Honeywell and more. Drop by EHS Today for a complete list, and take a look at the article on Nalco.

The awards were handed out Monday in a ceremony that program sponsor MCR Safety calls “the Academy Awards of safety.”

EHS Today editor Sandy Smith noted that all of the winning companies had ingrained safety as a core value of their company.

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