Safety Management Blog

Insights and trends to help you better manage your EHS program to improve compliance & workplace safety

Incident Management
Blog
Cary Usrey

Incident Management Best Practices

Incident Management and incident investigations are a core function of a safety management system. In this four-part series, several key concepts have been previously discussed. First, the purpose of incident management should be to learn and improve. Second, avoiding blame

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Chemical Inventory
Blog
Ralph Stuart

The Chemical Inventory Challenge

Hazardous chemicals of concern to the government can be found in essentially all workplaces. Buying these materials in more than consumer quantities brings the purchaser under the jurisdiction of a variety of federal, state, and local agencies, who have disparate

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Safety Management System (SMS)
Blog
Jim Loud

Safety Management System (SMS) vs. Program

In my over 30 years of assessing safety efforts, I have seen just about every good, bad, and ugly safety “program” you could imagine.  Many are merely versions of command and control where the workers are given the rules and

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Chemical Safety
Blog
Ralph Stuart

Assessing the Quality of Chemical Safety Information

On March 11, the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Health and Safety (CHAS) held an on-line “CHAS-chat” that discussed Quality Data for Safer Experiments. Given the increasing use of general-purpose search engines such as Google to collect hazard information,

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