Welcome to the Pro-Sapien EHS February news roundup!
The deadline for employers to submit OSHA Form 300A is March 2, 2019. The original deadline was December 31, 2017, then it moved to July 1, 2018. Let's see if it's pushed back again.
In other news: The inquisitive culture in health and safety; 10 tips for managing a digital EHS program; mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen; and deaths mount from high-speed police pursuits, despite calls to restrict them.
Read on for the full scoop.
EHS News This Month
OSHA to employers: Submit Form 300A by March 2
"The agency’s electronic recordkeeping rule applies to all establishments with at least 250 employees and those with 20 to 249 employees in certain industries with historically high occupational injury and illness rates." Read more »
Inquisitive culture in health and safety
SHP Online • Kendelle Tekstar
"In a human-oriented profession like health and safety, being curious about how businesses function and how the people within those organisations think, feel and behave enables health and safety professionals to create pragmatic, adaptable solutions, driving sustainable change in business environments that are often made up of diverse people groups." Read more »
10 Tips for Managing a Digital EHS Program
Safeopedia • Brad Hestbak
"Implementing and managing a digital Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program is an important step in overcoming the attitude that safety is merely an expense. Having access to your data shows, instead, that safety is an incentive for higher productivity and growth." Read more »
Mild steel welding fume reclassified as a human carcinogen
"As a result of The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) releasing new scientific evidence that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans, mild steel welding fume has been reclassified as a human carcinogen by the Workplace Health Expert Committee." Read more »
Deaths mount from high-speed police pursuits, despite calls to restrict them
ISHN • Thomas Frank
"The high-speed chase through residential streets in Evansville, Indiana ended badly, as police pursuits often do. The crash in November, 2017 added to a fast-growing tally of innocent bystanders and others who are killed when police chase drivers at dangerous speeds, usually for minor infractions and often in risky circumstances." Read more »