The ILO Violence and Harassment Convention 2019: A Global Benchmark Towards Zero Tolerance for Occupational Violence and Harassment

by Nina Koivula 09 Jan. 2020

Violence and harassment at the workplace are complex phenomena associated with significant economic, social and human costs. Employers worldwide are increasingly aware of emerging requirements designed to protect worker safety and discourage behavior

In It for the Long Run

by Jessica Sarnowski, Head of Content Marketing & Thought Leadership 18 Dec. 2019

The holiday season is upon us. The smell of pine trees, the soft glow of lights on houses, and the biting cold air that promises snowfall in the very near future.

India Proposes to Mandate Corporate Social Responsibilities Expenditure Without Exceptions

by Sunita Paudyal 03 Dec. 2019

Global companies operating in developing countries greatly contribute to the respective countries’ economies. However, the processes that make companies successful may have unintended public and environmental health effects. In this respect, most

Occupational Health and Safety in the Entertainment Industry: Even Superman Needs Protection at work

by Olivia N. Maryatmo 19 Nov. 2019

 

When you think of the entertainment industry, you envision a talented ensemble cast and an intriguing storyline that you can relay to friends and family. If you watch a movie with stunts, you may be in awe of the actors and actressesand you may

EHS Regulatory Developments in South Africa May Have Far-Reaching Effects

by Abi O. Laniyan 06 Nov. 2019

 

South Africa has developed into something of a bellwether for environmental health and safety (EHS) regulation on the African continent. For that reason, the recent adoptions of a “carbon tax” and a ban on Persistent Organic Pollutants should serve

Putting Together a Winning EHS Team

by Jessica Sarnowski, Head of Content Marketing & Thought Leadership 24 Oct. 2019

Growing up in a household with a big time New York Giants fan, I spent quite a few Sundays watching American football. Succeeding in football, like most sports, requires strategy, the utilization of the right teammate at the right time and, of course,

Growing Commercial Solar Farm Industry in Queensland can Breathe a Sigh of Relief

by Tamlyn Jayatilaka 22 Oct. 2019

 

Investment in solar energy in Queensland remains attractive, with a controversial solar rule provision, governing projects 100kW and over, now omitted from the Electrical Safety Regulation 2013 (the Regulation). The provision—which would have made

Europe Making Strides in Curbing Plastic Waste and Litter

by Elise Saade 15 Oct. 2019

Plastic waste and litter are considered some of the most urgent problems faced by humanity and ecosystems.

New Occupational Health and Safety Hazards in the Face of a Changing Climate

by Nina Koivula 20 Sep. 2019

Climate change as a threat for health and safety at work

Global temperatures are rising and the frequency of extreme weather events is increasing. It is suggested that climate change will have an impact on all occupational health risks except risks

Phytopharmaceutical Use in France & Trending Stringent Regulations

by Magda Boulabiza 13 Sep. 2019

As the public grows more aware of the potential health impacts on their health that pesticides could have, some politicians they might have a role to play to speed up the legislative process. On May 18, 2019, the mayor of Langouët, France passed an