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The Top EHS Stories From December 2019

Did you miss December’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 the Australian bushfires, proposed chemical reporting regulations, managing Gen Z workers, and more.

Australia’s Angry Summer: This Is What Climate Change Looks Like

[Scientific American]

Australia’s unprecedented fire season is largely the result of rising global temperatures.

CSB Proposes Regs on Chemical Release Incident Reporting [EHS Daily Advisor]

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has proposed a rule requiring owners and operators of stationary sources to report basic information about accidental chemical releases. The new rule would give owners and operators a four hour window after an incident to make a report. Comments must be submitted to the CSB by January 13, 2020.

10 Reasons Why a Safety Perception Survey Should be Your First Measurement Option [EHS Today]

We’ve been writing a lot about ISO 45001 in recent months, and the topic of how to get workers involved in safety comes up a lot. This article makes a strong case for the use of safety perception surveys to obtain safety improvement information from workers.

The Best Advice Sustainability Leaders Shared in 2019 [Environment + Energy Leader]

Meeting today’s sustainability challenges requires creative solutions. Learning about the tools, tactics, and strategies your peers are using is a great way to discover new ideas that might work for you.

Social Media: The New Capital Markets Activism [GreenBiz]

Consumers are turning to Twitter as a new way to voice their concerns and advance their causes.

What’s Ahead for the IoT in 2020 [IoT Business News]

There’s no doubt the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing EHS management. Mobile apps, smart PPE, and other connected devices have been widely adopted in the last few years — and that won’t be stopping anytime soon. Here’s what companies can expect from IoT in the coming year.

What Managers Need to Know About Working With Generation Z [The Balance Careers]

As Baby Boomers retire, they’re being replaced by a new wave of workers — Gen Z (the generation born between 1997-2012). To successfully manage this new generation, managers will need to understand how Gen Z'ers work and what they expect.

Boeing’s Darkest Year: A Look Back, and an Uncertain Path Forward [EHS Today]

Two manufacturing experts take a look back at the past year in Boeing’s history, and where the aircraft manufacturer goes from here.

UK Renewables Power Past Gas for First Time [Business Green]

The amount of electricity coming from renewables in Q3 exceeded the amount coming from gas, according to government energy trends data. Fossil fuel use has also dropped to an all-time low.

Flashback: Revisiting our 2019 EHS Trend Predictions [Perillon]

Each January, we make a list of the top trends and shifts we’re predicting in the industry. Before we look ahead to the new year, we thought it might be interesting to take a look back and see how well we did — or didn’t — predict the future.

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

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