EHS Matters

Welcome to the Campbell Institute's EHS Matters blog where relevant and engaging EHS news takes center stage. Here you will find articles that our members and leadership have found to be insightful and important to furthering the discussion on EHS and how it shapes our organizations. 


Symposium Speaker - Rob Fisher


Debate: "What's the Next Big Thing in EHS?"

What is really the next big thing in EHS? Some answers - leading indicators and analytics and human performance - present strong cases. Others - leadership engagement - may seem basic but are more important than we th… Continued

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Symposium Speaker - Dr. Kirstin Ferguson


Connecting EHS and Your Board

How do you gain directors' attention on EHS before the next serious injury or fatality occurs? Our opening keynote offers insights and examples for making it "real" and getting to the issues that matter with your board, even if you… Continued

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Symposium Speaker - Steve Bowen


Emergency Preparedness in a Changing Climate

What can industry, government, and insurers do together to protect people and their communities from the next disaster? This panel offers the opportunity to learn from a cross-section of stakeholders who will open up new approache… Continued

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Symposium Speaker - Dev Jani


Emergency Preparedness in a Changing Climate

What can industry, government, and insurers do together to protect people and their communities from the next disaster? This panel offers the opportunity to learn from a crosssection of stakeholders who will open up new approaches… Continued

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IIHS tightens criteria for recommended used vehicles for teens


 ARLINGTON, Va. — The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is applying more stringent criteria to its list of recommended used vehicles for teens, as recent safety improvements have percolated down to lower-cost used cars, SUVs, minivans and pickups. 

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2017 Innovation Challenge winner announced


This year's Innovation Challenge winner is...drum roll please... Washington River Protection Solutions! Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) is reducing the environmental risk posed by 56 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste stored in 177 underground tanks… Continued

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Safety leadership in the boardroom


Safety leadership efforts generally focus on managers and supervisors with very little attention placed on the role of the most senior leaders in business. So what can safety leadership look like in the boardroom?

Frequently safety leadership research focuses on the behavio… Continued

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Justin Dugas on Fatigue


I recently had the chance to participate in the NSC's Fatigue Blue Ribbon Panel discussion, and it was truly eye-opening.  We've known for years that rotating shifts, extended work days/weeks, and external factors related to the demands of life can lead to lack of adequate rest… Continued

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Use of the Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) in Fitness For Work Assessments


We all are at increased risk of making errors at home or at work that could result in injuries when we are not alert (i.e., fatigued). However, for some of us, due to the nature of our jobs, alertness is a much greater safety issue than for others. The consequences of errors can impact not … Continued

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National Safety Council - Fatigue Initiative


About 13% of workplace injuries can be attributed to sleep problems, according to a study published in 2014 in the journal Sleep Medicine Reviews [1]. In fact, nearly 38% of the U.S. workforce is sleep deprived [2] - resulting in decreased attention to the job at hand. In July 2016, Nationa… Continued

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USG's winning application now available


Each year, an organization demonstrating that a well-integrated EHS management system leads to proven success in EHS practices and enhances the business' productivity, that also shows consistent improvement or sustained leading performance and financial management, is awarded the highes… Continued

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Fatigue-risk in the Workplace


Fatigue is an unavoidable vulnerability in the workplace, humans are not machines and need rest and recuperation to function properly. Fatigue describes feelings of tiredness, sleepiness, reduced energy and increased effort needed to perform tasks at a desired level. Fatigue affects our abi… Continued

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Developing an effective safety governance framework


While they may not be involved in day-to-day management of a company, board members influence the tone and safety culture of an organisation through the questions they ask, the focus they place on key organisational issues and the messages they given during direct interactions with employee… Continued

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OSHA sustainability white paper release


"Sustainability strives to balance social, environmental, and economic considerations to achieve long term success and viability. Responsible firms currently embrace the triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit to achieve sustainability goals. While these efforts have mostly fo… Continued

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Staying safe this holiday season


Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...those six words elicit a warm feeling of joy and happiness but let us not get distracted by the possible safety hazards involved. This holiday season, we want to keep that fire controlled and supervised. By Mid-December many of us have visited, and will … Continued

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