Tag Archives: Safety

OSHA: workplace safety & health align with sustainability

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GreenBiz magazine sat down with Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), and discussed how sustainablity is a movement providing “leadership, innovation and going beyond simple compliance” and that “worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program.”

Michaels noted in the Q&A that “Worker engagement is one of the fundamental tenets of a comprehensive safety and health program… Worker engagement… Read More

What’s the connection between sustainability and safety?

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Did you know that June is National Safety Month? To bring attention and awareness to the importance of safety – at work, at home, in transit and beyond – JLL is holding Global Safety Week from June 20th-24th. Below, JLL’s Bob Best discusses the important – and often unseen – connection between sustainability and safety. 

There’s no question that safety is a crucial part of our everyday lives – whether we’re at the office, at home with our families, or even on vacation. But have you considered the role that safety should play in your sustainability strategy?

The answer may be simpler than you think. How about this? Safety equals sustainability.… Read More

Climate Reality: Is Your Organization Prepared for the Effects of Climate Change?

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Contributor Carey Guerin-Oliver, VP of Learning and Development for JLL’s Energy & Sustainability Services group, discusses the importance of preparing your business for extreme weather. 

Sitting in the second row of tables at the latest Climate Reality Leadership training in Toronto, I was surprised.

As a sustainability professional in the real estate sector for the last 5 years, I am aware of the increasing number of extreme weather events, in large part due to… Read More

Is Safety Sustainable?

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Bob Best
Energy and Sustainability Services

 

 

What does “safety” mean and is it part of the effort to make buildings more “sustainable”?

The traditional view of “green buildings” is that they have less negative impact on the environment, as measured by such things as greenhouse gas emissions, waste sent to landfills and water consumption.  However, there is growing interest in making buildings more… Read More

Sustainability and Safety

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Michael Robbinson
Environmental Health & Safety

No matter what type of work we perform, we need to focus on doing that work safely, without injury to employees or to people in the communities where we work.  “Safety First” is a maxim that applies to “green jobs” too.

According to OSHA, green jobs are defined broadly as jobs that help to improve the environment… Read More