In Turkey, temporary workers must receive the same OHS training as full-time employees

by Rakibe Kulcur 30 Nov. 2016

As of 11 October 2016, companies that hire temporary employees are required to comply with the restrictions and other provisions established by Regulation O.J.29854.

Italian Constitutional Referendum: What Could Change For The National EHS Regulatory Framework?

by Silvia Barlassina 16 Nov. 2016

On 4 December 2016, Italian citizens will vote for the much-anticipated “public consultation” (hereafter, the “referendum”) on constitutional reform. The “Riforma Boschi” (“Boschi Law”), with reference to the name of the Minister of Constitutional

Why 'Legal Register' is a Horrible Term and Needs Replacing

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 10 Nov. 2016

How would you define a 'legal register'? Where does the phrase come from?If you google the term 'legal register', which I did, you get a huge range of responses and your bedtime reading would be taken care of for several weeks.If you work with

The Future of EHS Compliance Management

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 31 Oct. 2016

Not that long ago, Amazon only sold books, in America. It was not a distant memory when Google was only a search engine.Today Amazon runs datacenters, makes TV shows, makes electrical equipment and (I checked) still sells books.Google, of course, is

In Pennsylvania, Metal or Plastic Parts Manufacturers are Subject to Amended VOC Emissions Limits

by Ruth White 26 Oct. 2016

On 22 October 2016, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) published two final rules thereby adopting volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions limits for the following operations: 

Water Contamination Trends Affecting Industry Today

by Enhesa 19 Oct. 2016

This is part two of “Between Flint and a Hard Place: A Confluence of Trends Regarding Water Contamination and Remedial Enforcement”, a three-part series.This post originally appeared on Enablon Insights. The first post identified how lead in the

Global Regulatory Enforcement Trends: More Complex than Dollars and Cents

by Jillian Bernstein 17 Oct. 2016

Regulatory enforcement is often discussed in terms of monetary penalties and jail time headlines that focus on a certain set of facts and circumstances that may not lend themselves to broader, big picture applicability. Enforcement is a complex tool

How Do You Prepare Yourself For Changes In EHS Laws?

by Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford 12 Oct. 2016

Did you know that Finland is in the early stages of proposing a new Act regulating Pressure Vessels?Did you know Argentina is drafting a law to make it compulsory for companies to have a Workers' Control Committee of Occupational Safety, Health and

Enforcement In Finland: Supreme Court Sentences Members Of The Board To Fines For Impairment Of The Environment

by Sonia Lemarchand 05 Oct. 2016

On 9 September 2016, in its Decision KKO:2016:58, the Finnish Supreme Court confirmed the Decision of the Vaasa Appellate Court of 29 February 2012 in a case where two board members of a facility producing potato flakes had been found guilty of

The Future of Chemical Registration Requirements in Asia

by Yuko Dvorak-Miyata 27 Sep. 2016

When combatting globally-acknowledged environmental and/or health concerns, governments rarely come up with a completely new regulatory framework from scratch. There are often pioneer countries that start paying attention to emerging technical or