Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

Meat Processing Still a Jungle for Workers

A new government report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) has found that injury and illness rates have declined in the meat and poultry slaughtering and processing industry even as hazardous conditions remain. The rates declined from an estimated 9.8 cases per 100 full-time workers in 2004 to 5.7 in 2013. However, the injury rate for […]

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Emergency Egress is Crucial for Safety

Emergency Egress is Crucial for Safety

More than 100 years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire cost the lives of 146 workers, most of whom were young, immigrant women. In that tragedy, the factory’s owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits–a common practice at the time–to prevent theft and prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks. The foreman who […]

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How Banorte Achieves Carbon Performance Excellence

How Banorte Achieves Carbon Performance Excellence

Recently implemented Mexican regulations mean that, since December 2015, all organizations must report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions form stationary and mobile sources, as well as direct and indirect emissions if these are more than 25,000 tCO2e. Grupo Financiero Banorte, the third largest financial group in Mexico, is meeting those new carbon regulatory requirements thanks […]

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State Reports on Workplace Health and Safety

State Reports on Workplace Health and Safety

Businesses are coming to the growing realization that health and safety management can have a huge impact on organizational productivity, worker well-being, morale, risk management, and operational costs. At the same time, the demographics of the workforce are undergoing a dramatic shift. The population is aging, more diverse, and becoming less healthy. Not only that, […]

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Natural Capital Valuation: A Mainstream Business Issue

Natural Capital Valuation: A Mainstream Business Issue

Applying natural capital valuation in mainstream business practices The global economy depends on the preservation of natural resources. Yet the majority of businesses have not traditionally placed a high enough financial value on natural capital – the products and services they derive from nature. Here, we consider how to apply natural capital valuation in practical […]

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Five Steps to EHS Reporting Compliance

Five Steps to EHS Reporting Compliance

Companies face a steep challenge in keeping up with the growth of regulatory change, successfully managing risk, and addressing enforcement issues. Lack of time and resources, language barriers, and the difficulty of standardizing global programs can also slow the path to ongoing compliance. In North America and Europe, regulations continue to evolve and multiply. Keeping […]

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Natural Capital Valuation: Why it Matters

Natural Capital Valuation: Why it Matters

Applying natural capital valuation in mainstream business practices The global economy depends on the preservation of natural resources. Yet the majority of businesses have not traditionally placed a high enough financial value on natural capital – the products and services they derive from nature. Here, we consider how to apply natural capital valuation in practical […]

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OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

OSHA Puts a Spotlight on Injury Data

A new final rule will allow OSHA to “nudge” employers into reducing injury and illness in the workplace by publicizing their data on the agency’s website. As of August 10, 2016, establishments in certain high-hazard industries with 250 or more employees must electronically submit injury and illness information from Forms 300, 300A, and 301; establishments […]

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