EHS Today http://ehstoday.com/rss.xml en The Dimensions of Workplace Bullying Behavior http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/dimensions-workplace-bullying-behavior <div class="field-deck"> There are many different facets of workplace bullying, depending on the target of bully and how he/she wants to harm the victim. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The act of workplace bullying&nbsp;is not when a person simply acts rude toward another employee. Anyone, even the best of people, can have a bad day.</p> <p>It appears in several dimensions. It can be verbal and non-verbal. Workplace bullying can be in-your-face and it also can be hidden from the victim/target.&nbsp; The hidden behavior often is overlooked.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/dimensions-workplace-bullying-behavior" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/dimensions-workplace-bullying-behavior#comments Safety Leadership Training News Wellness Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:03:00 +0000 53891 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Is Your Brain Hardwired for Safety? http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/your-brain-hardwired-safety <div class="field-byline"> Esteban Tristan, Ph.D. </div> <div class="field-deck"> More than two-thirds of serious workplace injuries are the result of two causes: failure to adhere to life-saving rules and unexpected changes in exposure. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As organizations continuously seek to improve workplace safety, there is a growing focus on preventing serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs). These are the incidents that lead to lost time from work, life-altering injuries or even loss of life. For this reason, it is important to identify the types of events and situations that can lead to SIFs, and how we can prevent them.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/your-brain-hardwired-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/your-brain-hardwired-safety#comments Safety Leadership Health Safety Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:20:00 +0000 53881 at http://ehstoday.com A Modest Proposal to Save the Chemical Safety Board http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/modest-proposal-save-chemical-safety-board <div class="field-byline"> John Crosman </div> <div class="field-deck"> If the Chemical Safety Board is defunded, what does it mean for the industry as a whole and worker and facility safety? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Boom!</strong></p> <p>On April 17, 2013, the unthinkable happened in West, Texas, when a fertilizer storage facility containing 30 tons of fertilizer-grade ammonium nitrate detonated, killing 15 people including a dozen emergency responders and damaging or destroying 150 surrounding homes and businesses.</p> <p>How could this have happened?</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/modest-proposal-save-chemical-safety-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/modest-proposal-save-chemical-safety-board#comments EPA Emergency Management OSHA Industrial Hygiene Safety News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:23:00 +0000 53871 at http://ehstoday.com <p>We now know thanks to the findings of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board &ndash; a federally funded independent agency tasked with investigating industrial chemical accidents that is threatened with defunding in the FY 2018 federal budget proposed by the Trump administration &ndash; that a confluence of errors and missteps led to the tragedy at the West Fertilizer Co. facility.</p> Monsanto Responds to Glyphosate Cancer Allegations http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/monsanto-responds-glyphosate-cancer-allegations <div class="field-deck"> The multinational crop protection corporation responds to organic consumer groups and farm workers who allege the company’s flagship Roundup herbicide causes cancer. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Recently-released internal emails sent between Monsanto employees were &ldquo;taken out of context,&rdquo; according to a response from the company&rsquo;s corporate engagement representative.</p> <p>Communications between Monsanto employees were released as evidence in a lawsuit filed by California farm workers who allege that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, causes&nbsp;health problems including cancer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/monsanto-responds-glyphosate-cancer-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/industrial-hygiene/monsanto-responds-glyphosate-cancer-allegations#comments Health Industrial Hygiene IoT News Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:11:00 +0000 53861 at http://ehstoday.com Utah Lowers Legal Limit for Alcohol http://ehstoday.com/safety/utah-lowers-legal-limit-alcohol <div class="field-deck"> Utah Governor Gary Herbert signs act into law which lowers the legal BAC limit from .08 to .05. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Utah is the first state in the nation to lower its DUI limit from .08 to .05.</p> <p>State Governor Gary Herbert signed the legislation into law on March 23 in a move that safety organizations are supporting.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/utah-lowers-legal-limit-alcohol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/utah-lowers-legal-limit-alcohol#comments Health Safety News Wellness Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:56:00 +0000 53851 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Overweight and Unhealthy Americans: The Impact on Business [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/health/overweight-and-unhealthy-americans-impact-business-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Certain places are more responsible than others for tipping the scale in favor of bad health. To identify them, <a href="https://wallethub.com" target="_blank">WalletHub</a>&rsquo;s analysts compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key indicators of weight-related problems. WalletHub&rsquo;s data set ranges from share of physically inactive adults to projected obesity rates by 2030 to healthy-food access.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/overweight-and-unhealthy-americans-impact-business-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/overweight-and-unhealthy-americans-impact-business-photo-gallery#comments Health Galleries Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:50:00 +0000 53841 at http://ehstoday.com ASSE Recognizes the Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/asse-recognizes-anniversary-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire <div class="field-deck"> Occupational safety and health became front-page news 106 years ago on March 25 because of a workplace tragedy in New York City that claimed the lives of 146 workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Arguably, the turning point for occupational safety and health in this country was the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in lower Manhattan on March 25, 1911, when 146 garment workers &ndash; mostly young women from immigrant families &ndash; lost their lives attempting to escape the burning building. Fire exit doors were locked and other doors only opened inward, making it impossible for the onrush of workers to open the doors. A ninth-floor fire escape led nowhere. Fire department ladders and hoses could not reach the upper floors.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/asse-recognizes-anniversary-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/asse-recognizes-anniversary-triangle-shirtwaist-factory-fire#comments Safety Leadership OSHA Safety News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:09:00 +0000 53831 at http://ehstoday.com <p>A man walks past the Asch building in New York City, the site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire that killed 146 immigrant workers, most of them young women. Workers were locked into the factory during their shifts, preventing escape. New Yorkers watched in horror from below as workers leapt to their deaths from the windows above. Public outcry over the tragedy led to nationwide debate on workers rights and safety regulations and helped pave the way for strong workers unions.</p> Mario Tama/Getty Images Senate Votes to Eliminate Recordkeeping Update, President Supports Measure http://ehstoday.com/osha/senate-votes-eliminate-recordkeeping-update-president-supports-measure <div class="field-deck"> A joint resolution nullifying the Department of Labor's recordkeeping rule, published on Dec. 19, 2016, which clarified an employer’s “ongoing” obligation to make and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses, now goes to the president for his signature. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>On March 22, the U.S. Senate voted along party lines (50-48) to approve House Joint Resolution 83: &ldquo;Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of Labor relating to &lsquo;Clarification of Employer&#39;s Continuing Obligation to Make and Maintain an Accurate Record of Each Recordable Injury and Illness.&rsquo;&rdquo; The U.S. House of Representatives already had passed the measure, so it now goes to the president for his signature.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/osha/senate-votes-eliminate-recordkeeping-update-president-supports-measure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/osha/senate-votes-eliminate-recordkeeping-update-president-supports-measure#comments OSHA News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:24:00 +0000 53821 at http://ehstoday.com <p>The legislation was authored by Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), chairman of the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee, to block what he called &ldquo;an unlawful regulation&rdquo; from OSHA.</p> Engineering Company Fined After Falls From Elevated Platforms Injure Two Workers http://ehstoday.com/safety/engineering-company-fined-after-falls-elevated-platforms-injure-two-workers <div class="field-deck"> An aircraft engineering company in the UK has been fined after two men fell about 15 feet while they were carrying out checks at the tail of an airplane. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Two employees suffered serious injuries when they were knocked off of the elevated platforms they were using to conduct service checks on the tail of an airplane.</p> <p>Chelmsford Magistrates&rsquo; Court heard the case of the employees &ndash; an employee of Inflite Engineering Services and a worker from a temporary agency &ndash; who suffered broken bones after the fall at Stansted Airport on June 10, 2015.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/engineering-company-fined-after-falls-elevated-platforms-injure-two-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/engineering-company-fined-after-falls-elevated-platforms-injure-two-workers#comments Safety News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:01:00 +0000 53811 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock DuPont’s Nomex Flame-Resistant Fiber Turns 50 http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/dupont-s-nomex-flame-resistant-fiber-turns-50 <div class="field-deck"> The company's flame-resistant fiber originally was introduced as a response to fiery race car crashes. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>DuPont has announced a series of events and activities to mark the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of its Nomex heat- and flame-resistant fiber.</p> <p>Throughout the year, a series of celebratory events and activities will be held to mark the milestone.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/dupont-s-nomex-flame-resistant-fiber-turns-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/protective-clothing/dupont-s-nomex-flame-resistant-fiber-turns-50#comments Protective Clothing Safety Arc Flash News Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:40:00 +0000 53801 at http://ehstoday.com Safety Meets Finance: A Perfect Union Driving Bottom Line Results http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/safety-meets-finance-perfect-union-driving-bottom-line-results-processmap <div class="field-byline"> ProcessMAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Provided by <a href="http://www.processmap.com">ProcessMAP</a></em></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/safety-meets-finance-perfect-union-driving-bottom-line-results-processmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/safety-meets-finance-perfect-union-driving-bottom-line-results-processmap#comments Sponsored Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 53691 at http://ehstoday.com From Reactive to Predictive: How to Build a Preventative Safety Culture & Reduce Worker’s Compensation Costs http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/reactive-predictive-how-build-preventative-safety-culture-reduce-worker-s-compensation-cos-processmap <div class="field-byline"> ProcessMAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Provided by <a href="http://www.processmap.com">ProcessMAP</a></em></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/reactive-predictive-how-build-preventative-safety-culture-reduce-worker-s-compensation-cos-processmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/reactive-predictive-how-build-preventative-safety-culture-reduce-worker-s-compensation-cos-processmap#comments Sponsored Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 53681 at http://ehstoday.com 7 Steps to Health and Safety Incidents & Claims Reduction http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/7-steps-health-and-safety-incidents-claims-reduction-processmap <div class="field-byline"> ProcessMAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Provided by <a href="http://www.processmap.com">ProcessMAP</a></em></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/7-steps-health-and-safety-incidents-claims-reduction-processmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/sponsored/7-steps-health-and-safety-incidents-claims-reduction-processmap#comments Sponsored Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 53671 at http://ehstoday.com Five Common Safety Management Myths Debunked http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/five-common-safety-management-myths-debunked-processmap <div class="field-byline"> ProcessMAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Provided by <a href="http://www.processmap.com">ProcessMAP</a></em></p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/five-common-safety-management-myths-debunked-processmap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/five-common-safety-management-myths-debunked-processmap#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 53661 at http://ehstoday.com Preventing Avoidable Workplace Incidents in the Automotive Industry http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/preventing-avoidable-workplace-incidents-automotive-industry <div class="field-byline"> ProcessMAP </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp; 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height: 335px; margin: 5px; float: left;" />Let&rsquo;s say someone you care about &ndash; mother, father, wife, husband, partner, son, daughter, friend and neighbor &ndash; works in a facility that&rsquo;s had a history of serious injuries or illnesses. You know, like burns, amputations and broken bones that happen at work. Or head, eye or back injuries.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-congress-turn-its-back-safety-america-s-workers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/will-congress-turn-its-back-safety-america-s-workers-0#comments OSHA EHS OutLoud Blog Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:08:00 +0000 53771 at http://ehstoday.com The Real Reasons Americans Are Unhappy at Work http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/real-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-work <div class="field-deck"> Nearly half of us want to quit our jobs by the end of the year. Workplace expert Rex Conner explains why in this exclusive Q&A. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to work, Americans aren&rsquo;t happy.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/real-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/real-reasons-americans-are-unhappy-work#comments Safety Leadership News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:58:00 +0000 53731 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock OSHA Launches Campaign to Address Fatalities in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-launches-campaign-address-fatalities-kansas-missouri-and-nebraska <div class="field-deck"> The agency’s Safe and Sound Campaign encourages employers to review their safety and health programs for compliance and effectiveness. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A rise in fatality inspections in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska has OSHA calling on employers to rethink their approaches to worker safety.</p> <p>The agency recently launched its Safe and Sound Campaign&nbsp;to make companies more aware of the services it offers as well as address some common hazards in the region that have led to fatalities including confined space and struck by incidents.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-launches-campaign-address-fatalities-kansas-missouri-and-nebraska" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety-leadership/osha-launches-campaign-address-fatalities-kansas-missouri-and-nebraska#comments Safety Leadership Safety News OSHA Enforcement Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:45:00 +0000 53721 at http://ehstoday.com Ladder Safety e-Book Available for Download http://ehstoday.com/construction/ladder-safety-e-book-available-download <div class="field-deck"> If you missed the March issue of EHS Today, here’s your opportunity to download the special focus on Ladder Safety. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number.</p> <p>The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month.</p> <p>This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders in general industry and construction.</p> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" target="_blank"><strong>Download it here. </strong></a></p> </div> http://ehstoday.com/construction/ladder-safety-e-book-available-download#comments Construction OSHA Safety News Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:25:00 +0000 53711 at http://ehstoday.com Little Giant Ladders Fall Safety in the Manufacturing Industry http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry <div class="field-byline"> Andrew Miller </div> <div class="field-deck"> A leading cause of occupational injuries and fatalities is falls, and this article written by Dakota Safety President Andrew J. Miller offers five tips to promote fall safety in the manufacturing environment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Within the past decade, fall prevention violations are <a href="http://www.dakotasafety.com/blog/top-osha-violations/" target="_blank">No. 1 on OSHA&#39;s list of most-violated construction standards</a>, and they often result in tragic outcomes for workers and cost businesses a substantial amount of money and damage to their reputations.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/fall-protection/fall-safety-manufacturing-industry#comments Fall Protection Safety News Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:44:00 +0000 53601 at http://ehstoday.com <p>Loose electrical cords, wet walking surfaces and dirty or greasy boots are just a few of the hazards that can contribute to fall injuries.</p> Spring has Sprung: Five Habits That Can Irritate Allergies [Photo Gallery] http://ehstoday.com/health/spring-has-sprung-five-habits-can-irritate-allergies-photo-gallery <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Outdoor and indoor workers alike are gearing up for the first day of spring, also known as the beginning of allergy season to many.</p> <p>According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, and cat dog and rodent dander are among the most common allergies Americans face.</p> <p>Although facing them may seem just like another daily task to some, the AAFA estimates that&nbsp;allergies contribute about&nbsp;$17.5 billion in healthcare costs along with 6 million lost work and school days.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/health/spring-has-sprung-five-habits-can-irritate-allergies-photo-gallery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/health/spring-has-sprung-five-habits-can-irritate-allergies-photo-gallery#comments Health Industrial Hygiene Wellness Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:00:00 +0000 53591 at http://ehstoday.com Ladder Safety -- A Special Focus http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus <div class="field-image-promo"> <a href="/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop imagecache-linked imagecache-med_crop_linked"><img alt="" src="http://ehstoday.com/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/imagecache/med_crop/datasheets/thumbnails/EHS-Ladder1.jpg" title="" height="200" width="355" class="imagecache imagecache-med_crop" /></a> </div> <div class="node-body datasheet-body">More than 2,000 people per day are injured in ladder-related incidents, and the industry is taking major steps to reduce that number. The American Ladder Institute has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month. This collection includes articles about National Ladder Safety Month, ladder safety and the OSHA regulations related to the appropriate and safe use of ladders.</div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/datasheet/ladder-safety-special-focus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Construction Safety Gold Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:53:00 +0000 53701 at http://ehstoday.com The Trump Administration's Anti-Regulation Rhetoric Is Putting American Workers and the Environment at Risk http://ehstoday.com/blog/trump-administrations-anti-regulation-rhetoric-putting-american-workers-and-environment-risk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/ehstoday.com/files/uploads/uploads/2017/03/trump.gif" style="width: 563px; height: 350px; float: left; margin: 6px;" />As is well known by now, one of President Donald Trump&rsquo;s major campaign platforms was his promise to eliminate regulations that &ldquo;bloat government and kill jobs.&rdquo; It still remains to be seen how he intends to act on this promise, and how this might impact environmental, health and safety regulations, but his appointees to run the EPA, Scott Pruitt, and original appointee to run the DOL (OSHA), Andrew Puzder, are worrying signs d</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/blog/trump-administrations-anti-regulation-rhetoric-putting-american-workers-and-environment-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/blog/trump-administrations-anti-regulation-rhetoric-putting-american-workers-and-environment-risk#comments EHS OutLoud Blog Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:58:00 +0000 53581 at http://ehstoday.com The Federal Budget: What It Could Mean for Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment http://ehstoday.com/training/federal-budget-what-it-could-mean-occupational-safety-health-and-environment <div class="field-deck"> While the initial proposed budget is never the final budget, President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget has many in environment, health and safety worried. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney calls &ldquo;FY 2018 America First - A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again&rdquo; &ndash; President Donald Trump&rsquo;s first budget &ndash; &ldquo;fairly compassionate.&rdquo; But with a number of federal programs aimed at the elderly, children, workers and the environment facing deep cuts or complete elimination, environment, health and safety (EHS) professionals and others are concerned, particularly when combined with several Executive Orders signed since Trump took office.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/training/federal-budget-what-it-could-mean-occupational-safety-health-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/training/federal-budget-what-it-could-mean-occupational-safety-health-and-environment#comments EPA Environment OSHA Health Safety Training Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:41:00 +0000 53571 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock Contract Worker Dies at Goodyear’s Topeka Plant http://ehstoday.com/safety/contract-worker-dies-goodyear-s-topeka-plant <div class="field-deck"> The fatality takes place just weeks after Goodyear's $1.75 million settlement with OSHA. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>James Lay Jr., a 61-year-old contract worker, was fatally injured at Goodyear Tire &amp; Rubber Co.&rsquo;s Topeka, Kan. manufacturing facility on Tuesday, March 15.</p> <p>Kansas Personnel Services Inc., the staffing agency that employed Lay, and Goodyear have not provided a written statement, but the companies did acknowledge that OSHA investigators already were on the scene to determine what happened.</p> <p>So far, there have been no details released about the incident or the circumstances surrounding it.</p></div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/safety/contract-worker-dies-goodyear-s-topeka-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/safety/contract-worker-dies-goodyear-s-topeka-plant#comments Safety News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 16 Mar 2017 13:51:00 +0000 53561 at http://ehstoday.com Thinkstock NAEM Research Report: 2017 EHS & Sustainability Software Buyer’s Guide http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/2017-ehs-sustainability-software-buyer-s-guide-dakota <div class="field-byline"> Dakota Software </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In this survey, discover what attributes have been benchmarked in terms of meeting the needs of EHS & Sustainability leaders searching for a new software system. </div> <p><a href="http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/2017-ehs-sustainability-software-buyer-s-guide-dakota" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ehstoday.com/white-papers-and-case-studies/2017-ehs-sustainability-software-buyer-s-guide-dakota#comments Sponsored White Papers and Case Studies Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:50:00 +0000 53331 at http://ehstoday.com