Reduce Risk and Increase Employee Morale through Post-Acquisition Health and Safety Integration


By: Keith Green, CSP, CIH, and Shannon Barr

In this article, we explore how to achieve additional value in your portfolio company post-acquisition by improving the company’s Health & Safety (H&S) culture.

Why is it important to focus on H&S culture in your newly acquired portfolio company, or when integrating an add-on?

Not accounting for differences in workforce H&S culture can lead to declines in employee morale and collaboration efforts, potentially increasing H&S incidents.

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Is Your Portfolio Company’s Safety Strategy Built on Rocks or Sand?

By: Monica Meyer

As the song goes – The wise man built his house upon the rock and the house on the rocks stood strong.  The foolish man built his house upon the sand and the house on the sand went SPLAT!

If business strategy is still an evolving concept with new paradigms and approaches established every year, safety strategy has an uphill climb to reach great levels of effectiveness. As EHS Support has been involved throughout all ...

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Mock-OHSA Audit

By: Monica Meyer

OSHA enforcement has changed over the years and its bite now measures up to its bark. As of August 2016, fines for violations have increased by almost 60% from previous established maximums. If OSHA shows up at your door, it is not likely going to be a friendly visit. Your management team should be prepared for an inspection that will likely focus on worker complaints; however, once a compliance officer is in your facility, agency directives require the ...

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Implement a Health & Safety (H&S) Program in Your Next Acquisition to Protect your Resources and Secure a Positive Culture, Improving your Bottom Line.

By: Monica Meyer

Small to mid-size businesses have unique challenges with compliance in and management of occupational health and safety (H&S). Overall, workers in a small to mid-size business have a higher risk of workplace injury than workers in large firms, yet both workers and owners may not have a sense of this increased risk. These businesses are also more likely to face financial instability than larger firms. Together, these situations create a challenge in understanding and managing the risk of ...

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CONTRACTORS & TEMPORARY PERSONNEL: Who’s Responsible for Safety?

By: Monica Meyer

Headlines:

New Jersey: Temporary worker died in fall after being caught in a sorter.
San Francisco: Temporary worker at a facility that sorts packages died after being crushed by equipment.
Illinois: Temporary worker died after forklift he was operating fell between truck and dock.

Headlines like these are far too common and ever increasing.  Not surprisingly, there is a growing body of research showing temporary workers are at greater risk of workplace injury and illness than non-temps. The research points ...

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