7 EHS Rules You Need to Know!


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Environment, health and safety (EHS) legislative and regulatory requirements across the U.S. are constantly shifting and evolving. But with an enormous amount of laws, regulations and rulemakings in progress at any given time, it's hard to separate the wheat from the chaff and determine which will have the greatest, most immediate impact on business. Here are the top 7 rules you need to know right now!

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7 EHS Rules You Need to Know!

  1. 1. EHS Regulatory Outlook:7 Business-Critical RulesYou Need to KnowPaul LeavoyRegulatory Affairs SpecialistIntelex Technologies Inc.All images Public Domainunless otherwise specified.
  2. 2. EHS Regulatory Outlook• Primarily U.S.• Still relevant to allmarkets• ALL industries, ALLregions
  3. 3. EHS Regulatory Landscape• Election delayed regs• “we can expect a flurryof activity”• Emboldened 2nd Term• Dr. David Michaels• Gina McCarthy• Stay the course, moreaggressively
  4. 4. 7. Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements• New reporting requirements• Moving from NAICS to SIC• Possible MSD• More incidents directly reported to OSHA
  5. 5. 6. Safety Incentive Programs• Concern over programs• Prizes, rewards, cash, parties for safetyperformance• Underreporting; compromised safety• Employer Safety Incentive and DisincentivePolicies and Practices• Enforcemento commitments by the company to revise its corporatewide incentive programto eliminate incentive payments based on the number of reported or recordedinjuries and illnesses• Reward for sound safety practices
  6. 6. 5. Environment• Slow moving• Power plants and refineries• No legislation required• 2007 Supreme Court Decision• Must regulate GHGs
  7. 7. 4. Affordable Care Act• Biggest expansion ofhealthcare sinceMedicare/Medicaid• Increases rate ofcoverage andreduces costs ofhealth care• What does it meanfor you?
  8. 8. 4. Affordable Care Act• Penalty for employers with >50 employeeswho don’t give health insuranceo Two years of tax credits to small businesses.o Credits reduced per additional employee.• Large, little impacto Plans in place• Small, little impacto Government grants and support• Medium, greatest impacto Little Government Supporto Need to implement programs
  9. 9. 3. Hazard Communication Standard• Minimizing exposure tochemicals• Aligning with globalstandardo Globally Harmonized System ofClassification and labeling of Chemicals(GHS)• Easier for workers tounderstand• Facilitate trade
  10. 10. 3. Hazard Communication Standard• Hazard classificationo Criteria for classification of hazards and classification of mixtures.• Labelso Chemical orgs to provide labels with harmonized word, pictogram,hazard statement for each hazard class and category.• Safety Data Sheets:o No longer MSDS. 16-section format.• Information and trainingo Employers have to train workers by December 1, 2013 on newlabels and safety data sheets.
  11. 11. 2. Whistleblower Rules• Key mandate of OSHA• Three new standards• Enforcement blitz, budget• Don’t penalize• Culture of openness
  12. 12. 1. I2P2• Injury and IllnessProtection Program• Minimize fatalities,save money• All businesses willrequire a formal SMSo Proactive, Preventiveo Track incidents, near misses,corrective actions, at-riskbehavioursPlanDoCheckAct
  13. 13. 1. I2P2• It will be modeledafter specificstandard or existinglegislation• Won’t reinvent thewheel…probably• OSHAS 18001, ISO14001, ANSI Z10• “The likely suspect”• California IIPP
  14. 14. ReviewRequirement Action WhenI2P2 Implement a safety management system 2013/2014Whistleblower Take whistleblowers seriously and never retaliate.Document and record whistleblower cases.Treat them as preventive opportunities.OngoingHCS Train employees on the new label elements and safetydata sheet (SDS) format.Dec 2013ACA Prepare for expanded coverage Dec. 1 2013GHG Plants and Refineries prepare for emissions standards 2013/2014Incentives Scale back or remodel incentive programs Q2/3 2013Recordkeeping Revise system to meet new recordkeeping requirements Q2-4 2013
  15. 15. About Us• EHS and Quality softwaresystems to managePerformance, Risk andCompliance• Over 700 clients• 600,000 system users
  16. 16. Questions?www.intelex.comintelex@Intelex.com1-877-932-3747