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Top EHS Stories From June 2020

Did you miss June'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 impacts on various industries, 30 influential sustainability leaders, guidance for reopening your business, and more.

A COVID-19 Hit to Public Power? For Some, It's Not All Bad [Utility Dive]

Municipal utilities and public power companies have some unique advantages when it comes to dealing with the pandemic and economic recession.

The 2020 GreenBiz 30 Under 30 [GreenBiz]

GreenBiz has announced its list of the most influential sustainability leaders from around the world. You’ll find inspiration from young leaders who are championing climate justice, negotiating renewable energy contracts, cultivating a sustainable food system, and more.

OSHA Issues Compliance Guidance Regarding Reopening Amid COVID-19 [EHS Daily Advisor]

OSHA has identified six standards that apply to businesses that are reopening. The standards include respiratory protection, PPE, sanitation, hazard communication, access to employee exposure and medical records, and injury and illness reporting.

Sanitizing and Disinfecting Your Business During the Pandemic [EHS Today]

A look at how to select and use disinfecting chemicals, as well as the regulatory framework for sanitizing your facility.

Companies Urged to Fortify Supply Chains from Climate Change Disruption [Environment + Energy Leader]

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted vulnerabilities in the global supply chain. Sustainability experts say this is a preview of the challenges supply chains will face related to climate change.

Special Report: Millions Of Abandoned Oil Wells Are Leaking Methane, A Climate Menace [Reuters]

The leaks cause a myriad of damage, from groundwater contamination to public safety risks. Now, regulators, activists, and federal agencies are seeking out orphaned wells.

4 Technology Investments to Guide Manufacturers Post COVID-19 [IndustryWeek]

Manufacturers can leverage technology, including IoT and analytics, to adjust their operations and adapt to the new normal.

Racial Discrimination is Pervasive in America's Workplaces [EHS Today]

Too often, employers choose to ignore warnings about instances of racial abuse and aggression in their workplaces.

Virginia Propose Standards for Dealing with COVID-19 Following Hundreds of Complaints Against Employers [WHSV]

Virginia has become the first state to propose its own set of coronavirus safety rules after hundreds of workers filed complaints against employers across the commonwealth.

The Business Value of Safety [Perillon]

We’ve compiled the data to show just how much value the safety function contributes — not just in terms of cost reduction but also in productivity, employee morale, and shareholder value.

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

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