Best Practices from Campbell Award Winners

Session 50: Safety Management Systems

Monday, October 22
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
George R. Brown Convention Center

Achieving and maintaining environmental, health, and safety (EHS) excellence is a process of continuous improvement, due primarily to the integration of EHS management into business operations. By submitting applications and undergoing rigorous onsite assessments of their operations, all recipients of the Robert W. Campbell Award have shown that an integrated EHS management system is crucial to building and growing a sustainable business.

This session will describe how the 2018 Campbell Award-winning organization has achieved success in protecting their workers, eliminating health hazards, improving the environment, and conserving energy, all while improving business performance and increasing profitability.

Examples will draw attention not only to the winner’s concrete EHS initiatives, but also to their impact. The major findings for best practices generally fall into five areas from Award winning application:

  1. Leadership – empowering all within the organization to lead on EHS
  2. Integration – incorporating EHS into all facets of the business
  3. Performance Measurements – gathering and using key performance indicators to monitor EHS systems
  4. Alignment – linking EHS goals to other organizational objectives
  5. Social Responsibility – promoting off-the-job safety and environmental initiatives

This presentation will look at each of these five areas, providing specific examples from the most recent Award winner. Organizations both large and small should find value in evaluating their own EHS management strategies against those considered best in class.

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