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CSR YEAR IN REVIEW: A Rapidly Changing Landscape, by Judi Freyman

Judi Freyman, leader of the Western Occupational Safety and Health network, has been following developments in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Judi published an article intended to provide overview information to help Mercer ORC Networks members track and monitor developments for future planning. The article is available below.

Judi Freyman Quoted in Inside OSHA Online Article on New Cal/OSHA Chief

Judi Freyman, principal, Mercer ORC Networks, Western Occupational Safety and Health Group, is quoted in an article posted April 24 to Inside OSHA Online. The article is entitled, “Newly Named Cal/OSHA Chief to Refocus on Serious Hazards, State Plan" and is available below for download.


Mercer ORC Networks' Frank White Among "50 Most Influential EHS Leaders"

In its June edition, EHS Today lists the 50 living EHS leaders it believes are having the most impact on workplace safety, health and environmental management. Among this select group is Mercer ORC Networks' Frank White, who is included among those the article designates as “Gurus.” 

ORC Recommends OSHA Shift Focus to Risk Reduction – OSHA Chief Avows Interest in Management Systems

At the “OSHA Listens” public meeting, held March 4 in Washington, DC and attended by a large number of OSHA stakeholders, ORC Senior Vice President Frank White outlined three ways the agency could improve its policies and programs.

ORC Testifies at OSHA’s Public Hearing on Aligning Hazcom Rule with GHS

At a March 3 Informal Public Hearing in Washington, DC, ORC Senior Vice President Frank White and EHS Networks Director Ann Brockhaus voiced support for OSHA’s proposal to align its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

ORC Worldwide Supports Harmonizing OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard with the Globally Harmonized System

OSHA has issued a proposed rule to align the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) with provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Published in the Sept. 30, 2009 Federal Register (74 FR 50280), the proposal requested interested parties to submit comments by Dec. 30.

OSHA Nominee Michaels Could Move Agency to Emphasize Risk Assessment

David Michaels, President Obama's nominee to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, could ultimately move the agency toward an approach that vests with employers more responsibility for identifying and assessing risks, ORC Senior Vice President Frank White, told the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), in an article published August 13 in the Safety and Health Reporter. To read the rest of Mr.

OSHA Urged to Consider Risk Assessment Rule as a Possible New Regulatory Approach

ORC Senior Vice President Frank White is quoted in an article devoted to OSHA reform that appears in the June 4 issue of the Bureau of National Affairs’ Occupational Safety and Health Reporter.  Mr. White was on a panel of experts at the 2009 American Industrial Hygiene Association conference, and the panel endorsed, among other ideas,  an employer risk assessment standard as a new regulatory approach for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  

Surviving Hard Times: Connecting Risk Control to Primary Business Objectives

 ORC Senior Consultant Dee Woodhull has written a column that is published in the May edition of ISHN.

 Entitled, "EHS Worldwide Horizons: Savvy Pros Flag Process Problems," the article explains how EHS professionals can go from being regarded as expendable to valued as essential. 

ORC Testifies at House Hearing on Flu Preparedness

At a May 7 hearing held by the House Committee on Education and Labor, ORC Worldwide Senior Consultant Ann Brockhaus explained how many leading companies are ensuring that workers are protected from emerging infectioius diseases, such as the H1N1 influenza virus. 

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