HSI December 2022 Newsletter

HSI December 2022 Newsletter

Your monthly digest of EHS, Compliance, and Professional Development resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone.


EHS Essentials: New, out-of-the-box EHS software solution

If you’ve wanted to get away from paper forms, but haven’t known where to start, HSI is excited to announce the release of EHS Essentials, templatized solutions for incidents, checklists, inspections, JSAs, and observations. Cost-efficient and quick to implement!

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OSHA 300 Logs are around the corner, are you ready?

Many of you have been neck deep in the stressful time that is the OSHA 300A form submission and are either grateful you don’t have to then submit your 300A data directly to OSHA or frustrated by this next step. Others of you might be thinking, I don’t even know what the 300A is or why February 1st and March 2nd are important.

Our expert on all things OSHA, Chief Safety Officer Jill James, provides you with all the information and resources you need to comply with annual reporting requirements.

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HSI's Blue Ocean Brain Wins Gold!

For the second year in a row, HSI’s own Blue Ocean Brain has won a Gold Award for Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation in Brandon Hall’s Excellence in Technology awards!

BOB Wins Gold 2022

DEI is a cornerstone of our Blue Ocean Brain content and a driving force behind our commitment to our client partners and our internal team. We remain grateful and inspired by our clients across the globe and their people who learn and grow with us each day. Read the post >>

Product Updates

ETD Monthly Release

Our monthly employee training and development release focuses on a significant update to our harassment courses, to coincide with new and changing laws.

The most significant update includes meeting the Chicago Bystander training requirements and other state-specific courses. We’ve also simplified the way state requirements are met through HSI courses. For a detailed list of courses, topics, and state requirements check out the release page.

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B.O.B's New Lesson Collection

Blue Ocean Brain’s new Lesson Collection packages offer expert-developed lesson journeys designed to help your company deliver on its learning and culture goals. Combining in-demand topics and award-winning content, Blue Ocean Brain Lesson Collections are comprised of off-the-shelf packs of 12, 24, 52, or 100 lessons specially curated to guide learners from awareness to action.

Choose from four categories: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Leadership Development; People & Culture; or Frontline Workforce.

LMS Platform Update

You asked, we answered!

The recent LMS platform update included more flexibility with how you can assign retraining dates (for recurring training requirements, like annual refreshers). The retrain date can be based either on date of completion or on a specific date you set as the administrator. More options for how you manage and track recurring requirements helps you stay compliant with regulations and meet the unique needs of your workplace.

New Course: Preventing Food Hazards Using HACCP and FDA FSPs

This course introduces key concepts about food safety, including types of food safety hazards and the principles of two food safety systems. It helps manufacturers prevent hazards from entering food, thus reducing liability, improving safety, and staying compliant with multiple regulations.

Not only are the HACCP principles presented in a condensed, easy-to-understand format, this course includes FDA Food Safety Plans (FSPs) components as well. The content is therefore applicable to employees who work in food manufacturing facilities that are either USDA- or FDA-inspected.

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Live Webinar Today! EHS for the Utility Industry

Join us today for a webinar that focuses on the challenges utilities face in managing incidents. We discuss how utilities can use an EHS platform to improve safety and enhance reliability. If you can’t attend, register to access the recording.

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Whitepaper: How to Calculate and Maximize the ROI of your EHS Platform

If your organization isn’t already looking at deploying an EHS software platform, you’re at risk of falling behind. Cloud-hosted deployments are now the standard across all industries. Aside from other benefits, they allow storage, analytics, and management of huge amounts of data

This whitepaper outlines how leadership needs to be thinking about the ROI of EHS systems and how you can get buy-in.

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Webinar Recording: Trends in Building Cultures of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Join Blue Ocean Brain CLO Claire Herring and DEI Advisor Karith Foster as they share best practices their clients are leveraging to move beyond mandatory DEI training to build employee experiences of belonging and inclusion.

Learn how your organization can align with current DEI trends through practical examples, success stories, and actionable tips that will help you drive true culture change.

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Case Study: Pepsi Streamlined Chemical Management With HSI Solutions

You might have heard of PepsiCo. They recently spoke with us about the complex and challenging task of chemical management and worker safety, and how HSI solutions help.

PepsiCo uses HSI chemical management solutions to do more than provide quick and easy access to potentially lifesaving SDSs for all their global workers; they use it for inventory management and reporting, even down to the specific components of each chemical.

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Guess the Movie Quote Answer

Thanks for playing along!

Quote: “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”

Answer: Movie: Elf (2003), Character: Buddy, played by Will Ferrell

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