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The Top EHS Stories From February 2019

Did you miss February's top EHS stories?

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

The 10 stories that made our list include the plastic pollution crisis, smart tech solutions, leadership strategies for safety professionals, and more.

Solving the Plastic Pollution Crisis Requires Focus on Another ‘R’ - Responsibility [GreenBiz]

Companies must tackle the problem by reducing and reusing first, rather than skipping straight to recycling as the best solution.

7 Must-Have Smart Tech Solutions for Reducing Water Usage & Costs [Environmental Leader]

From flow management to leak detection, smart water management technologies can help reduce water waste and increase operational efficiency.

5 Leadership Ideas Worth Stealing From Tech [EHS Today]

Safety leaders can move manufacturing companies forward by taking a page from tech leaders’ playbooks.

Verdantix Forecasts the Connected Worker Devices Market Will Reach $4.3 Billion

[Business Wire]

Last year, we predicted that smart PPE would be among the top EHS trends last year. A new report Verdantix projected that spending on connected devices will continue to increase in the years ahead.

Workplace Bullying is a Workplace Safety Issue [EHS Daily Advisor]

Some EHS professionals may consider bullying an issue that falls on the shoulders of human resources (HR) to address. That’s a mistake, according to Catherine Mattice-Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP.

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Market is Expected to Exhibit US$ 8300 Million By 2024 [MarketWatch]

A new report shows that the environmental, health, and safety market has witnessed major growth due to increase in business investment in EHS software platforms and increased legal and statutory requirements.

Climate Change and the Threat to Companies [The Economist]

To manage the growing threats from climate change, firms urgently need to rethink how they approach climate risk.

OSHA to Employers: Submit Form 300A Data by March 2 [Safety+Health]

OSHA is reminding covered establishments that the new deadline to submit 2018 Form 300A data is March 2.

3 Ways OSHA Enforcement Will Change for Employers in 2019 [National Law Review]

Drones, random inspections, and increased fines will be among the ways OSHA inspections and enforcement are changing this year.

5 Reasons Why EHS Risk Management is Important [Perillon]

Organizations today operate in an increasingly uncertain environment, and are turning to EHS risk management as a way to get ahead of potential threats and opportunities.

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

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