As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) continue to crack down on non-compliance, EHS managers are faced with increasing challenges. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in major fines and have long-lasting effects on businesses. By staying up to date on regulatory changes and requirements, companies can avoid financial risk and maintain consistent EHS compliance.
As a Safety professional myself, I would also add that “no” positive results are possible in this field with the “Cop on the Beat” approach. You must be a “hands on”, “on the floor” type of leader and instill both an open dialog and employee involvement in order to enact lasting change. My approach has always been that “We are all equals and my employees input with regards to safety, is as important as my management team.” It will bring about change, if you have the personality to motivate, involve and reward your company’s employees. – Jack Benton
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The nom de guerre “Champions of Compliance” is in some respects why so many EHS Managers flounder in their roles. EHS Managers shouldn’t be champions of compliance; it puts them in the role of “safety cop” the obstructionist jerks who can’t tell you how to do something but are quick to tell you how you CAN’T do it. If we must be champions of anything let it be Champions of Continuous Improvement or Champions of Change.
Phil La Duke
Well said Phil! This infographic doesn’t speak exactly to your point, as it should, thus me adding my thoughts that are right in line with yours!