The Top EHS Stories From January 2022

Did you miss January’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.

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The 10 stories that made our list include a permanent COVID-19 safety standard, tips for winter safety, ESG as a market driver, and more. 

OSHA's Next Move: Agency at Work on Permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard [EHS Daily Advisor] OSHA has withdrawn its emergency temporary standard (ETS) that would have required COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing. Now the agency is moving forward with plans to issue a permanent rule to the same effect. 

NSC Presents 2022 CEOs Who 'Get It' [National Safety Council] Because safety culture starts at the top. 

Safety Leadership: Safety Leadership in 2022: What's New? [Safety + Health Magazine] “How leaders set the tone and how they own the results – and all things in between – affect exposure, because their messages and actions carry weight,” says David Musgrave of DEKRA.

Four Steps to Stay Safe and Operational During the Winter [EHS Today] With major winter storms disrupting much of the country, planning for severe weather should be a top priority for safety professionals.

7 EV Van and Truck Companies With Big 2022 Plans [GreenBiz] In 2021, the global electric truck market size was valued at $670 million and is projected to grow by 23.5 percent between 2020 and 2030. Here are some of the companies vying for that revenue.

Coffee May Become More Scarce and Expensive Thanks to Climate Change [The Conversation] Under a moderate climate change scenario, the world could lose half its best coffee-growing land. 

Expect ESG to Drive Markets in 2022 [ETF] “We are seeing 2022 as the year when ESG not only becomes mainstream, but it starts driving markets a lot more,” says Aniket Shah, the global head of ESG and sustainability research at investment banking company Jefferies.

People Moves: IFRS Foundation Seeks 11 Members to Work With ISSB's Faber [IPE] Members will Work alongside the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and develop NEW IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

The ESG Regulation Picture for 2022: Five Key Questions for Business [Mint] US regulators will release proposals on climate and diversity; China may update its emissions-trading system; the EU mulls the meaning of green.

What is "Holistic ESG", Anyway? [Perillon] By now you’ve probably heard the term “holistic ESG”. But what exactly does it mean to have a holistic approach to ESG, and how do you achieve it?

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