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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West Virginia Chemical Spill: How will it affect regulatory requirements and M&A transactions?


By: Bruce Martin

On January 9, 2014, approximately 10,000 gallons of the hazardous chemical substance 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (“MCHM”), a chemical used in the coal industry to “wash” coal before it is burned, leaked from a storage tank at Freedom Industries facility and flowed into the Elk River in West Virginia.  The release travelled 1.5 miles downstream to a water treatment plant, and contaminated a great deal the public drinking water supply. The 300,000 residents, schools, restaurants, and businesses in Charleston ...

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What’s the recipe for your Culture?


By: Bethany Evans

Corporate Culture.  It’s researched, reviewed, contemplated, then analyzed, written about, and talked about. How do some companies get it so right and how do some go so wrong? Is it really such an elusive concept to treat your employees and your clients well? We don’t think so either.

For EHS Support it’s simple.  Adhere to a set of company values that align with our personal values, and use a set of operating principles that guide us in our ...

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Expanding Our Roots


By: Kenny Ogilvie

As we knock on the door of the spring season, EHS Support is proud to welcome you to our blog. Here’s where you’ll find your only source for important industry related environmental management information, insight to innovative approaches to projects and challenges, and an inside look at our staff and the EHS Support culture. From explorations of our unique virtual communications model to interviews with our Technical Experts (yes, we have some wildly interesting people running around here!) ...

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