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Survey Shows more than 75% of EHS Executives Believe Public Disclosure of Workplace Injuries Encourages Employers to Improve Workplace Safety

BRENTWOOD, TN (August 2, 2017)—The EHS Daily Advisor® has announced the results of its OSHA Recordkeeping Standard and Electronic Submission Survey sponsored by Sphera, the world’s largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services. The survey, conducted in May and June of 2017, sheds light on how companies are faring in response to OSHA’s upcoming 1904 recordkeeping rule updates and what solutions are expected to help them with electronic submission.

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New Research from eCompliance and EHS Daily Advisor Shows Increasing Level of Worker Participation Improves Safety Performance

Participation Counts: A Look at Participation-Based Safety. The survey and its accompanying report, both sponsored by eCompliance®, provide insight into an emerging approach to EHS management, participation-based safety. The report highlights how safety leaders across a multitude of industries are encouraging employees to actively participate in workplace safety initiatives. The study was conducted in May of 2017 and illustrates the diverse opinions within the health and safety field regarding such issues as implementing behavior-based vs. participation-based programs, measuring safety participation, and management visibility into safety performance. The survey of over 500 EHS professionals includes findings such as:
  • 98% of respondents believe that increasing the level of worker participation in safety will improve safety performance.
  • While 72% of those polled believe management visibility into safety performance is “extremely important,” only 30% of survey participants said that management has “complete visibility” into safety performance at their companies.
  • The number one key initiative being prioritized by respondents in the next 12 months is “Improving communication between the front-line workforce and management.”
  • 15% of survey participants believe that behavior-based programs have a negative impact on safety culture, and 55% think participation-based safety is most effective.
  • 14% of survey participants don’t measure safety participation at all, and an additional 10% said that they don’t currently measure participation but plan to begin doing so within the next 12 months.
For more participation-based safety insights, download the full survey report here. About eCompliance

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Avetta and the EHS Daily Advisor® Announce the Survey Results for Supply Chains and Sustainability Research

BRENTWOOD, Tennessee (June 26, 2017)—EHS Daily Advisor® announces the results of their most recent survey, “2017 Supply Chains and Sustainability” sponsored by Avetta. The Supply Chain and Sustainability Survey was launched in mid-April 2017, and 379 environmental, health, and safety (EHS) professionals have shared their insights into how their companies are managing the safety risks that naturally occur in supply chains.

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American Workers Unprepared for Workplace Cardiac Emergencies, Surveys Find

With 10,000 Cardiac Arrests Annually in the Workplace, American Heart Association Launches Campaign Advocating for Workplace Safety Training and Public Access to AEDs

DALLAS, TX – JUNE 19, 2017 – Most U.S. employees are not prepared to handle cardiac emergencies in the workplace because they lack training in CPR and First Aid, according to new survey results from the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.

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Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Honored with the G.D Crain, Jr. Award for Editorial Excellence

Stephen D. Bruce, PhD, Managing Editor of HR Daily Advisor and several other leading BLR publications, will be honored with the prestigious Connectiv G. D. Crain, Jr. Award for a Distinguished Editorial Career. The Crain Award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of editorial excellence in business media. The award was established by a grant from the G.D. Crain, Jr. Foundation and will be presented by Rance Crain at the 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards Banquet in New York on March 31.

A prolific and award-winning writer and editor, Bruce has been following and chronicling the human resources scene for over 30 years. Having worked in HR for a Fortune 200 company and having been president of his own publishing company, he brings a broad practical perspective to his writing.

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BLR is Sold to Leeds Equity Partners, Enters Exciting New Strategic Merger

Brentwood, TN–December 9, 2016. Northcreek Mezzanine, Resolute Capital Partners, and founder Robert Brady announced today that they have completed the sale of BLR (Business and Legal Resources) to Leeds Equity Partners, a New York based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries.

Under the ownership of Northcreek Mezzanine, Resolute Capital Partners and founder Robert Brady, BLR has significantly transformed the business by breaking into new vertical markets, expanding its product portfolio, and successfully completing several acquisitions—all have positioned the company as a market leader in the industries served today.

“We are very pleased to complete the sale of BLR to Leeds Equity Partners,” said Barry Peterson, Managing Partner of Northcreek Mezzanine. “The growth of the company and the aggressive diversification of revenue channels the past few years has created a scalable platform for success. We congratulate Leeds on closing the transaction and partnering with a great management team.”

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Leeds Equity Partners Completes Investment in Simplify Compliance

New York, USA — December 7, 2016. Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today that it has invested in Simplify Compliance Holdings, LLC (“Simplify Compliance” or the “Company”). Simplify Compliance is a newly formed entity exclusively focused on the information and compliance solutions sector. Leeds Equity created this new entity through simultaneous negotiations and a merger of four market-leading companies: BLR (formerly Business and Legal Resources), and three portfolio companies owned by UCG; DecisionHealth, Argosy and CCMI. This strategic combination creates a leading provider of mission critical information, workflow solutions and services to the highly complex end markets of healthcare, human capital management, financial services, and telecommunications.

Simplify Compliance will be led by Dan Oswald, the current CEO of BLR, and headquartered in Brentwood, TN.

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