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The Top EHS Stories from December 2020

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 new coronavirus vaccine developments, critical infrastructure vulnerabilities, a look back at 2020, and more. 


  1. Employers Weighing Whether to Make COVID-19 Vaccinations Mandatory [EHS Daily Advisor] Many employers already have policies requiring some vaccinations, such as flu shots. 
  2. Even With Vaccine, Companies Letting Employees Work at Home [EHS Today] According to a Gartner survey, 90% of companies will continue to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time. 
  3. Nashville Bomb Damage to AT&T Exposes Vulnerability of US Infrastructure [Newsweek] A former FBI official says the bombing should be a “wake up call” about the vulnerability of US infrastructure. 
  4. DOE confirms its systems were compromised by SolarWinds hack [Utility Dive] The electric sector is scrambling to assess its vulnerabilities. 
  5. Flashback: Revisiting Our 2020 EHS Trend Predictions [Perillon] Before we look ahead to 2021, we took a look back at our 2020 EHS trend predictions to see how well we did — or didn't — predict the future.
  6. The Top 2020 Trends in Sustainability, According to GreenBiz Readers [GreenBiz] In an otherwise bleak year, there were some bright spots for corporate sustainability. 
  7. Biden Picks Energy Sec Nominee [RigZone] President-Elect Joe Biden has selected former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm as his energy secretary nominee. Granholm’s agenda includes clean energy investments and deployments intended to create millions of American jobs.
  8. Council Post: Social Impact Should Be In Your Company's DNA [Forbes] More companies are recognizing the opportunity and responsibility to act as role models for social good. 
  9. OSHA Has Issued Over $3M In Coronavirus Violations [Facility Executive] Since the start of the pandemic, OSHA has issued citations totaling $3,403,139 as a result of 255 inspections for violations related to COVID-19.
  10.  The Future of Battery-Electric Vehicles for Fleets [GreenFleet] Whether in helping to reach corporate sustainability goals or reducing their overall carbon footprint, fleets are finding applications that make EVs essential for their business.

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