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Six Areas of Safety Concern for Employees

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Summary of news release, National Safety Council, April 26, 2018 Fatal work injuries reached 5,190 in 2016, representing a third consecutive annual increase. Statistics show that certain situations or populations of workers are more likely than others to become injured or killed at work. The following six factors have particular significance for the health and safety of employees. Driving: In 2016,…

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Promoting Safety through a Culture of Caring in the Workplace

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Recently, The Phylmar Group’s Mark Katchen, worked with a client looking to acquire a small business of about 65 employees. In his tour of the facility, he was struck by two things: The company didn’t have many written programs that supported safety and health regulatory compliance It had a great safety record and hands on safety training Mark had a…

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An example of one of Elizabeth Treanor’s Memos to PRR Members

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Our chief Client Adviser Elizabeth Treanor brings with her decades of experience in law and is committed to improving workplace safety and health through informal networking, benchmarking, and developing responsible positions on regulatory issues. She regularly sends out memos to the PRR group about new bills and movement in legislation regarding current trends and issues in federal and state occupational safety and…

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Mark Katchen Featured in EBJ

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    Our very own Mark Katchen was just featured in the Environmental Business Journal. Here’s an excerpt of the Q&A article with him, courtesy of the EBJ: PHYLMAR NETWORK FILLS THE GAP BETWEEN GLOBAL EXPANSE AND LOCAL EXPERTISE For over two decades, The Phylmar Group has assisted Environmental Health and Safety Professionals in creating and maintaining safe and healthy…

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Elizabeth Treanor to Speak at the 2017 EHSCP Symposium

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    Our very own Elizabeth Treanor will be giving a presentation at the Environmental, Health & Safety Communications Panel Symposium (EHSCPS) September 19th – 21ST, 2017 in Little Rock, AR, to be held at the Little Rock Marriot Hotel Downtown.   The Environmental, Health & Safety Communications Panel (EHSCP) hosts this annual symposium to bring together environmental, health and safety…

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Upcoming EHS Events September-October

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  6th International Occupational Health and Safety Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, September 13-14, 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Indianapolis, IN, September 23-29, 2017 SPF Americas 2017, Chicago, IL, September 26-27, 2017 Mental Health in the Workplace Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, September, 27, 2017 Commit Forum: Role of the Corporate Responsibility Practitioner, MGM National Harbor, MD, October 11-12,…

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Upcoming EHS and Sustainability Events August-October

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    National Association for Environmental Management Corporate Sustainability Management Conference, Chicago, IL, August 1-2, 2017 EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 11-13, 2017 6th International Occupational Health and Safety Conference and Exhibition, Dallas, TX, September 13-14, 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Indianapolis, IN, September 23-29, 2017 SPF Americas 2017, Chicago, IL, September 26-27, 2017 Commit…

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Sustainability at a Crossroads; Summary Findings from the Sustainability Global Executive Studies, 2009-2016

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Summary of Report’s Introduction, MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group, May 23, 2017 In the final annual report of an 8-year study, we see that corporate sustainability finds itself at a sort of crossroads.  As companies continue to demonstrate workable and profitable sustainability strategies, current sociopolitical upheaval is a threat to reverse key gains made. Today, companies demonstrate…

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Upcoming Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Events June-September

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    Safety 2017: ASSE Professional Development Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO, June 19-22, 2017 National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) Women’s Leadership Conference, Portland, OR, June 20-22, 2017 Fleet Safety Conference, Schaumburg, IL, July 25-26, 2017 National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Indianapolis, IN, September 23-29, 2017 SPF Americas 2017, Chicago, IL, September 26-27, 2017

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EPA Takes Action to Postpone Costly Steam Electric Power Plant Effluent Guidelines Rule

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EPA, 25 May 2017 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt today signed a proposed rule to postpone compliance dates for the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for steam electric power plants (ELG Rule), which was published in November 2015. ‘This proposed rule is one of nearly two dozen significant regulatory reform actions I have taken during my short time…

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