Wacky HSE Regulations from Around the World – Part 2: Growing Pains

In last week’s blog post I discussed, what I term, HSE first-world problems –  regulations that are overly complex that feed an industry of consultants, lawyers and bureaucrats with no approachable benefits to worker health or safety or environmental protection.Unfortunately, these overly complex HSE regulations are not a characteristic of only developed nations; there are […]

Do You Really Need an HSE Legal Register?

There are, at least to me, a surprising number of companies operating without any real idea of their worker health & safety and/or environmental regulatory obligations.  This is particularly true in developing countries, where there are undoubtedly many reasons for this lack of understanding of the HSE requirements:blissful ignorance, i.e., lack of awareness of the […]

Say it Ain’t So… Interest in Health, Safety and Environment is Declining!

I’ve been associated with the environmental consulting sector since the 1980s and more generally with HSE consulting and management for the last twenty years.   Over the last couple of decades, I have noticed a steady, albeit subtle, decline in awareness and interest from both the corporate and public perspective in environmental issues (and I also […]