The pandemic’s unintended consequences: EHS pros build skills, clout & confidence

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By Dave Johnson

EHS professionals have gotten the word for years in books, articles, conferences, webinars, podcasts and social media platforms. Build up your people skills and professional networks. Go out of your way to make contacts. Get exposure. Collaborate more. This is how the profession gains visibility and credibility.

Pros have been schooled in …

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Gaining momentum: Restricting & banning “forever chemicals”

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“The PFAS issue is analogous to climate change,” says Nathaniel Sponsler, director of the Apparel and Footwear International Restricted Substances List Management Group (AFIRM). AFIRM is one of three Phylmar Group® professional forums that bring EHS and sustainability professionals together to share best practices in workplace safety and product stewardship. AFIRM was established …

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Workplace Violence Often Goes Unreported

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By Dave Johnson, ISHN Editor-at-Large


“Americans sure are angry these days,” states a 2021 Mother Jones magazine.

Another talks of the country’s “collective rage.”

Anger is on the rise across U.S. society. The Covid-19 pandemic is an obvious contributing factor. A 2020 global study found healthcare professionals were roughly 50 percent more likely …

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December 2021 Chemical Safety & Regulatory News

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EPA announces forthcoming regulations to curb methane emissions from oil and gas sources

On November 2, 2021, the EPA announced a proposed rule aimed at reducing methane emissions from oil and gas sources. The proposed rule is part of the Biden Administration’s U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, which was simultaneously unveiled by the EPA …

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