Everyone needs a benchmark – how can you know whether what you’re doing is good enough, if you have nothing to compare it to?
Construction, and the costs of construction accidents, is an area of major concern to employers. Many people do not realise how much accidents really cost, because a lot of the expense isn’t obvious. Attention to accident prevention can and will improve a company's overall success.
At some point in all our careers, we are more than ready for the next challenge at work. Or, perhaps we’ve had our eyes on the prize all along, with a plan to move up the corporate ladder. While the old model of working at one company our entire careers has been replaced with a newer model of career advancement, it’s still possible to get ahead in your career by obtaining a promotion with your current employer – and this blog will show you how with 14 key strategies.
Technology has a tremendous impact on communication. Those who are early to adopt new technology typically have a competitive advantage, which allows them to stay ahead of their competition.
Conversely, failing to identify and adopt advancements in technology has had irreparable consequences for several well-established businesses. So, what is technology’s impact on the health and safety industry?
Sometimes you may find it tough to talk to your boss about workplace safety, but it’s important and it has to be done. Employers need to know about workplace hazards so they can take the necessary steps to implement policies and procedures to protect you and your fellow employees.
The few minutes it takes to talk and find a solution is nothing compared to the impact if you don’t alert your boss to a hazard and this inaction results in an injury (or worse, a fatality). But, sometimes it’s just about finding the right approach when it comes to how best to broach the subject with your particular boss.
The safety and wellbeing of workers across your supply chain is of paramount importance. A clear set of standards will set out comprehensive, fundamental expectations for your suppliers and factories, and establish a number of procedures to follow to uphold global public health and safety. It means remaining committed to continuous improvement within health and safety by involving and encouraging employees to care, consult and actively participate.
Are you struggling with the neverending stream of regulatory requirements, fighting to secure compliance? Did your boss ask you to confirm that everything is compliant, whether it is in terms of environment, health and safety (EHS) or product stewardship? The creativity of the regulator seems endless. In your darkest moments, do you sometimes wonder whether they invent regulations just to keep us busy or make our lives miserable? How did we end up in this complex world of regulations and requirements? Is there an end in sight, or is there a way to manage the requirements proactively (rather than constantly being in crisis prevention mode)? As we look at how some of the most successful global companies have gone about this, we believe there is a way.
One of the oldest metrics used in the environmental health and safety (EHS) field is corporate injury and accident reporting. It is one of the few times when EHS data will often contribute directly to corporate annual reports. But is your reporting system state of the art or a relic from the past? Whatever the data you decide to include, you are either adding value or showing corporate weakness. As part of the Corporate EHS Standards Forum, we explored the current climate, the challenges faced, as well as key best practices.