HSI September Newsletter
Your monthly digest of EHS, Compliance, and Professional Development resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone.
Calling all EHS Leaders! Participate in our 2024 Global EHS Readiness Index (GERI) Survey
Don’t miss your chance to join 1000+ Health & Safety leaders, spanning all industries, in a global movement that's setting the benchmark for EHS excellence.
As Health & Safety leaders strive to create sustainable, safer workplaces amidst rising complexity, many are reliant on outdated systems and processes that lack the scalability and data analytics crucial for minimizing organizational risk.
In recognition of this, HSI (in conjunction with Focus Network), is surveying industry leaders to chart a roadmap for modern EHS readiness, revealing best practices and areas of vulnerability. The survey will uncover:
- Requirements for mitigating EHS risk
- Areas of exposure and vulnerability for the EHS function
- EHS readiness and best practices
- The roadmap to EHS readiness
The survey closes on September 28th, so don’t delay!
OSHA Inspection Representatives
Newly proposed rulemaking clarifies that employees may authorize a third party to accompany OSHA compliance officers during workplace inspections, such as a translator to improve communications between OSHA representatives and workers.
Return to Office (RTO) Update
According to Resume Builder, 90% of company decision-makers recently surveyed reported plans to RTO by 2024, citing increased revenue, improved culture, and productivity benefits as the reasoning. Many employers are already requiring full or part RTO, like 2-3 days a week in the office. While employee surveys tell a different story, some data shows as low as 15% of remote workers wanting to return to the office.
HSI at Industry Events!
If you are attending industry events, be sure to visit HSI in the expo. We would love to meet you in person!
- Join HSI in Nashville, TN, at OHS Leaders Summit, September 26th - 27th to hear more about our single-source EHS Management Platform for all things EHS, training, compliance, risk management, and more.
- Visit HSI at the Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia, September 26th - 28th in Houston, TX. Stop by booth #1739 to learn more about industrial skills training and get a scavenger hunt item!
- Lead your organization to business resilience and register for the Verdantix EHS Summit in San Diego, CA, on October 17th - 18th.
- NSC Safety Congress and Expo, October 23rd - 25th: join us at booth #4339 in New Orleans, LA. Not only is Jill James participating in a panel on women in safety, but we’ll be recording the podcast in the booth. Check out the most recent episode recorded at ASSP this summer. Join us, share your story and help us celebrate the EHS professional!
LMS Enhancement: Favorite Courses
Users in our Learning Management System can now mark any course on their Additional Resources page as a “Favorite.” Any course marked as a Favorite will be listed on a new “Favorite Courses” area of their dashboard, which allows users to quickly find these courses.
This month's content release covers topics of supervision, leadership, effective meetings, and employee recognition. If you’ve struggled to manage while short-staffed, we’ve got a course for that too. And we’ve got a new series about distilled spirits, for our direct store delivery customers, or anyone who’s interested.
EHS Platform Update: Action Approval
While the ability to create and track actions has always been available in our EHS Platform, we recently unveiled a new feature that incorporates an approval workflow into the action system. When assigning an action, a user can now require an approval process. Once the action has been completed, the assigned approver will receive notification to review and approve the action or send it back for additional attention.
We’ve also included some enhancements in the Actions UI, allowing for increased visibility into the process and the users who are involved.
The Action Approval feature is fully integrated into all the main features of the EHS Platform, including importing/exporting, reporting, and automations.
Customer Story: Fraser Health - EHS Platform in Healthcare
One of the largest regional health authorities in Canada, Fraser Health, uses HSI’s EHS Platform to take their “department to a whole other level”. They built an internal housekeeping team from the ground up, customizing the EHS platform to meet their needs. Their HSI implementation involved in-depth, hands-on training, allowing them to create what they need, when they need it.
“We had a vision of what we wanted, but as we built, it grew, and it’s still growing. There’s no end to what we are going to be able to do with this program.”
[New Guide] Building a Culture of Psychological Safety
When employees feel psychologically safe, they are more focused, empowered, and productive. Psychological safety doesn't just improve the employee experience, it directly impacts business outcomes. Check out Blue Ocean Brain’s new guide to learn about the benefits of a psychologically safe workplace and how to build one.
Industrial Skills Webinar – Preparing Invertor Based Resources for Regulatory Changes: Efficient and Cost Saving Strategies for NERC Compliance Programs
October 3rd at 10 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. CT / 1 p.m. ET
Technological advances in inverter-based resources (IBR) are making a major impact on generation, transmission, and transmission systems. FERC and NERC are both taking actions that will result in additional regulations for Generation Owners with IBRs. Join HSI and Energy Central to examine the proposed changes, including who it will impact and how.
Survey: Women in Safety: We Want to Hear From You!
HSI’s own Jill James and two other esteemed female safety leaders are participating in a panel discussion at NSC in October on Advocacy, Allies and Resilience for Female EHS Professionals. We want to hear from you about your challenges, experiences and successes as a female in the EHS profession.
Guess the Movie Quote Answer
Thanks for playing along!
Quote: "By all means, move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me."
Answer: The Devil Wears Prada, (2006) Character: Miranda Priestly played by Meryl Streep