Workplace Bullying: How to Deal with Intimidation or Harassment at Work

Workplace bullying has become a hot-button topic over the past few years, with statistics suggesting that up to 35 percent of the work force have fallen victim to this alarming trend. Some suggest that bullying victims simply are people who “can’t take the pressure” at work. Not so, says Jeff Shane, vice president of Allison & Taylor Reference Checking. “Bullying has become an unpleasant fact of life in too many workplace environments. What makes it especially insidious is that it often continues even after someone has left a job, with the bully continuing to make their life difficult by them a poor reference to a prospective employer,” says Shane. Workplace […]

Then and Now: The Difference 4 Years Can Make in EHS Regulatory Focus Around the World [SLIDESHOW]

Figure 1 According to Enhesa’s database, roughly 500 additional environment, health and safety regulations were adopted in 2012 compared to 2009. Figure 2 In 2009, chemicals and air emissions were the strongest focus of environment, health and safety regulations in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Figure 3 There has been an overall growth in EHS regulations across the board in 2012. Product regulations increased in North America and Asia-Pacific, but dropped significantly in Europe. Figure 4 An increasing emphasis has been placed on health and safety issues in the last four years, as indicated in the first three areas of greatest expansion. Air emissions and hazardous materials management were not […]

Then and Now: The Difference 4 Years Can Make in EHS Regulatory Focus Around the World

In the last 4 years, environment, health and safety regulations around the world increased by 35 percent. Now is a key moment to be honest with ourselves. The increasing amount of global environment, health and safety regulation is utterly nerve-wracking. As an EHS leader, you might be bewildered by the notion that so much can happen so quickly. There have been exponential climbs in unexpected areas of the world and across topic issues you may not have been prepared to address. However, now is not the time to let intimidation run the show. It’s time to be in full control of compliance by understanding what truly is happening […]