What Are the EHS Programs’ Highest Priorities?
The outcomes are known. We are pleased to provide you with the most recent research results from the State of the Market: EHS Program report for this year. We’ve been working on the report, which surveys trends in environment, health, and safety programs, in partnership with EHS Today for three years.
Come along with us over the next weeks as we explore the facts and our conclusions in an easy-to-read manner.
The upcoming subjects are available here:
Which EHS program priorities are most important?
The Greatest Difficulties EHS Programs Face
What Are the EHS Reporting Priorities of Your Peers?
How Do Businesses Use Technology in Their EHS Programs?
How Your Peers Assessed Their Involvement in the Safety Program
Does the performance of safety programs affect EHS software?
Now, let’s go into the data.
What Are the EHS Priorities of the Companies for the Upcoming Year?
We asked respondents in the poll what the main objectives of their EHS programs are for the upcoming year. Reducing incidents will be the primary focus of most organizations’ EHS efforts; 58% of respondents said that their substantial emphasis on the topic is planned in this regard.
The four main priorities for EHS programs, regardless of industry or size of firm, will be:
effectiveness of training;
adherence to regulations; and
Data Slicing According to Company Size
Sustainability emerges as a top priority for larger businesses (1,000 employees or more) (69%). The fourth most important area of focus for respondents in smaller businesses (fewer than 200 employees) was standardizing risk assessments. Large and mid-sized businesses, on the other hand, gave it a lower ranking.
The Industry Determines The Changes in Focus
Compared to other industries, the construction and heavy manufacturing sectors evaluated effective training higher (78%).
Standardizing risk assessments is going to be a major area of concern, according to respondents in heavy manufacturing (70%).
Like with bigger firms, both light and heavy manufacturing (63% and 76%, respectively) place a high priority on sustainability.
Examining the Reasons
We asked respondents to list their reasons for wanting to reduce incidents, with the goal of lowering the greatest priority for EHS managers. The program performance and human impacts were combined in an intriguing way to produce the findings.
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