HSI March Newsletter

HSI March Newsletter

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


Upcoming Webinar - Getting Started: How Technology Improves Utility Systems

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. CT / 10:00 a.m. PT

Join HSI and Power Grid International to discover how utilities can streamline safety, risk, and compliance processes. Our experts will demonstrate the simplicity of consolidating incident management, asset management, and other tasks into a unified software solution. Learn about how this can optimize your daily operations, from managing outages to relay testing and maintenance. Don’t miss this opportunity to revolutionize your workflow and ensure compliance.

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New Cal-OSHA Workplace Violence Law Effective July 1, 2024

California has become the first state in the country to pass a law mandating workplace violence prevention plans, employee training, and maintaining a violent incident log. The training mandate includes circumstances that require ongoing/additional training. 

While this might seem unimportant for those living and working outside of California, this is significant; California is often the first to act and is viewed as a bellwether for other states, who adopt similar legislation. 

Federal OSHA has/does cite employers under the general duty clause in place of having vertical standard like California. There are other state OSHA plans who have violence prevention regulations pertaining to certain industries, please review your state regulations.

HSI and our Chief Safety Officer, Jill James, have long promoted workplace violence prevention as a best practice for employee training, recommending inclusion of the topic in all employee training plans and offering courses to meet that training need. HSI is also now offering a California Workplace Violence Prevention Plan training course. The CDC and even OSHA have a webpage dedicated to the topic, including resources and information, despite it not being a federal mandate…yet.  

For more information on this law and its impact, click here. 

HSI has several resources available, including a blended Active Violence Emergency Response Training (AVERT) program that includes in-person instruction. AVERT gives you the tools to understand how to recognize warning signs, react quickly in an active shooter situation, and learn how to control bleeding in life-threatening situations. Learn more about CA SB 553 and the AVERT program.

Product Updates

New and Updated Courses

This month’s course releases include HR topics like codes of conduct, compliance, and cross-cultural considerations along with key safety topics addressing forklift stability, ergonomics, and working alone safely. In addition, to help organizations understand the provisions and requirements of the CA workplace violence prevention plan law, we’ve got a new course to walk you through it.

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Platform Update

Looking for better reporting in your EHS processes? HSI’s EHS system has a new Dynamic Dashboard feature that allows you to combine data from different solutions into a single view. For example, combine incident metrics with hazard or checklist data to create the view most important to each manager or user. The metrics and dashboard are rights-controlled and user-specific, so each dashboard will display different information and layouts depending on user rights.

Sample Dashboard: shown is a dashboard made up of 8 different panels from various solutions. Users will only see those panels that they have rights to view.

Sample Dashboard

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[New White Paper] How to Choose the Best Anti-Harassment Training Program

Hundreds of companies offer anti-harassment online training videos and learning management systems. How do you make an educated decision, especially one that’s so critical to building a workplace culture of respect, safety, and fairness? This paper can help.

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[New Case Study] Packaging Supplier Streamlines EHS Solution — One Platform, Many Solutions 

Read how Vanguard’s teams implemented online learning, incident management, vendor management and more EHS solutions. HSI's multi-use platform meets the needs of multiple departments, with each team setting up workflows and reporting specific to their roles.

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Qualified Electric Worker Training Needs Assessment  

HSI launched a new tool to help companies understand what training they need to meet OSHA’s Qualified Electric Worker (QEW) standards 1910.269 and 1910.332. Take our brief assessment to help connect the dots between your workforce training program and what OSHA requires.

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Guess the Movie Quote Answer

Thanks for playing along!

Quote: “The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven.”

Answer: Spinal Tap (1984), Character: Nigel Tufnel, played by Christopher Guest

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