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Are Your Employees Aligned with Your Purpose?

June 27th, 2017

In collaboration with fellow B-Corp, Imperative and Ascendant Global Leadership (AGL), SHERPA Sustainability Institute expands its 2017 Research Study on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The focus is on understanding how to better align frontline workers with the values and purpose of the company. The research team’s hypothesis is that there is a disconnect in behavioral […]

ISO 45001 Update

June 27th, 2017

ISO’s first standard for occupational health and safety management systems is moving toward the final approval stage November 2017. The expected publication date is February 18, 2018. The voluntary standard provides the requirements for implementing a management system and framework that reduces the risk of harm and ill health to employees. ISO 45001 follows in […]

Points of Light

June 26th, 2017

Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, announced the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they […]

Keep It Cool this Summer and Help Reduce Energy Waste

June 22nd, 2017

From CSR: To kick off the first day of summer, there’s an easy way to keep it cool and save energy – and the environment – in the process. Generation 180, a non-profit creating a cultural shift in energy awareness and clean energy adoption, is urging shoppers to Keep It Cool and identify stores with […]

Safe + Sound Week

June 14th, 2017

On June 1, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the designation of June 12-18, 2017, as “Safe + Sound Week,” a new nationwide effort that calls on organizations of all sizes in a wide range of industries to raise awareness of the value and importance of workplace safety and health programs. […]

Business Will Continue the Journey to Deliver the Paris Agreement

June 5th, 2017

Leading businesses have the solutions, the innovation and the will to reduce the global emissions needed to deliver the Paris Agreement. In the same way that the science of climate change is clear, robust and incontrovertible, the business case for climate action is also irrefutable. This is not about responsibility; climate action simply makes sense […]

Is There A Correlation Between Higher Injuries and Production Demands?

May 30th, 2017

Ask any safety professional and without hesitation they will answer, ‘of course’! Now a study confirms the relationship between an increase in injuries, and even fatalities, when the focus narrows to meeting earning forecasts. The increase in injuries is 5 – 15% higher in fact, and significantly higher in firms that barely meet forecasts compared […]

OSHA Resource: Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

May 25th, 2017

This site has tips for getting started, continuous improvement, core elements of an effective program, tools, case studies and more. A safe workplace is sound business.

Next Generation of Worksite Wellness

May 1st, 2017

Highlights from the presentation at the AAOHN 2017 International Conference. Today, many worksite wellness programs emphasize physical health, focusing on health risk factors, and disease management in order to reduce healthcare costs. Yet, the history of health promotion has holistic and broad roots. Health is a complex biopsychosocial concept. As such, complete health and health […]

Align Occupational Health & Safety as a Business Strategy

May 1st, 2017

Highlights from the workshop presented at the AAOHN 2017 International Conference. Many leaders in the health & safety field believe that it is not just important that we demonstrate value, but that it is critical to our professions that we do so. It is also imperative that we align our services and programs to the […]