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