The Top EHS Stories From September 2022

Did you miss September’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 Hurricane Ian’s environmental impact, the Nord Stream pipeline leaks, renewable energy job growth, and more.

1.  ‘It’ll Start to Kill Me.’ Hurricane Ian Caused Gas and Chemical Spills, Records Show [Tampa Bay Times] A national hotline is starting to record reports of spills and environmental problems in Florida that occurred during and after Hurricane Ian.

2. Nord Stream Pipeline Leaks Were Caused By Explosions, Seismologists Say [NPR] The explosions, which may have been deliberate, highlight the vulnerability of undersea pipelines. 

3.  Renewable Energy Jobs Hit 12.7 Million Globally [ILO] This represents an increase of 700,000 new jobs in one year, in spite of the energy crisis and COVID-19 pandemic. 

4.  What EHS Budgets Will Look Like in 2023 [Perillon] In 2022, budget trends reveal that companies are prioritizing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) in a big way. 

5.  Five Reasons Not to Ignore the Monkeypox Virus [EHS Today] Business leaders can apply the tactics learned from COVID-19 to this new contagion. 

6.  OMB Says EPA Proposed Rule to Designate PFAS As Hazardous Will Be Costly [EHS Daily Advisor] The EPA will be required to conduct a regulatory impact analysis (RIA) — something that is required for regulatory actions expected to exceed $100 million in implementation costs.

7. NSC Report Spotlights the Need To Expand Workplace Mental Health Services [Safety + Health] Half of large employers saw an increase in mental health or impairment-related absences and incidents.

8.  The Role of Psychosocial Safety in the Workplace [NAEM] Leaders need to focus on building psychosocial safety into their companies’ climates. 

9.  Get the Safety Career You Want With These Expert Tips [ASSP] Advice from two hiring and job search experts who work with safety and health professionals.

10.  Tools And Solutions That Stand Out From Climate Week [GreenBiz] Among the interesting developments discussed at The Climate Group’s annual summit were plastics accounting, net zero aluminum, and low-carbon 401(k)s. 

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