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The Top EHS Stories From October 2020

Did you miss October'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 an increase in sustainability reporting, COVID-19 vaccine considerations for employers, and more.

New Report Shows an Increase in Companies Publishing Sustainability Reports Compared to 2018 [Environment + Energy Leader]

Sustainability reporting increased among companies of all sizes in 2019, according to research by the Governance & Accountability Institute.

Customer Demands Are Driving Sustainability Goal-Setting Into a New Era [NAEM]

A new NAEM report shows that customers are the most important stakeholders influencing companies’ environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agendas.

COVID-19 Reveals, Reshapes Employee Concerns, Study Finds [EHS Today]

Workers want their employers to prioritize physical safety, emotional well-being, and job security.

EPA @ 50, and What it Says About You and Me [Greenbiz]

Since its passage in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has helped protect the health of people and the environment. Today, continuing efforts are needed to renew public engagement and reestablish the EPA as an independent, science-based agency.

Biggest Carbon Dioxide Drop: Real-Time Data Show COVID-19's Massive Impact on Global Emissions [Science Daily]

The unprecedented decline in emissions offers insight into the steps that could be taken to stabilize the world’s climate post-pandemic.

Business Group and Major CEOs Support Carbon Price Tag, Other Measures to Address Climate Change [EHS Daily Advisor]

The Business Roundtable, which includes CEOs from over 200 leading U.S. companies, called for a market-based emissions reduction strategy that includes carbon pricing.

BlackRock Pushes for Global ESG Standards [Financial Times]

The asset manager says a uniform framework is necessary for investors to understand the risks companies face.

US Department of Labor's OSHA Announces $1,603,544 In Coronavirus Violations [OSHA]

The violations include failures to establish a written respiratory protection program, provide fit testing and training, and record illnesses on OSHA recordkeeping forms.

Top Ten Considerations for Employers When it Comes to Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Programs [Seyfarth Shaw LLP]

With the possibility of one or more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available by the end of the year, here’s what employers need to know about their legal obligations and potential liabilities.

How to Improve Corrective Action Follow Up [Perillon]

Time and time again, preventable accidents and costly violations occur because corrective actions were never completed. So why does this keep happening? And, more importantly, what can be done to stop it?

Is there another great article we didn't include? Let us know in the comments below!

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