The Top EHS Stories From April 2020

Did you miss April’s top EHS stories?

We've assembled a list of 10 articles for you from EHS and global news outlets, industry leaders, and technology experts.

The 10 stories that made our list include COVID-19 resources and regulatory updates, sustainable investing opportunities, remote work and training considerations, and more.

COVID-19 Resources for EHS Leaders [Perillon]

To help you navigate coronavirus uncertainty, we’ve compiled a list of helpful, reliable resources from the CDC, OSHA, WHO, EPA and more.

Eyeing Orders to Quarantine, Businesses Ask: Who’s ‘Essential’? [EHS Today]

An exception to shelter in place rules has companies and trade groups clamoring for “essential business” status.

EPA Loosens Pollution Rules for Factories and Facilities During Pandemic [Environmental Leader]

Some environmental groups and former EPA officials see the move as an attempt to undermine environmental safeguards while the world is focused on COVID-19.

United Nations Says Global Emissions Likely to Increase Post-Pandemic [Environment + Energy Leader]

Reductions in commercial and industrial activity during COVID-19 have led to a dramatic drop in global emissions. But the UN warns it won’t last.

OSHA Publishes COVID-19 Recordkeeping Guidance [EHS Today]

OSHA has suspended enforcement of recordkeeping requirements for COVID-19 cases outside of healthcare and emergency response unless there is objective evidence the case was work-related.

Downturn Signals Opportunity for Climate-Aligned Investing [Green Biz]

As global stock markets decline, sustainable equity funds have fared better than their traditional counterparts. Demand for sustainable ETFs has also increased during the downturn.

As Working From Home Becomes More Widespread, Many Say They Don’t Want to Go Back [CNBC]

Employees who’ve gotten a taste of telecommuting say they want to continue once the economy reopens. Will working from home become the new normal?

Workplace Health and Safety: Choosing the Right Online Training Course [EHS Daily Advisor]

With opportunities for in-person training limited, organizations are looking to online courses to deliver health and safety instruction. Here are a few guidelines for selecting a training provider and courses.

Lisam Offering Free SDS for Disinfectant Products [Lisam]

Our parent company, Lisam, is offering two free SDS/labels for any company that is currently marketing cleaning products or disinfectants helping fight COVID-19.

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