The State of EHS in 2016

Jessica Lyons Hardcastle

Most environmental, health and safety professionals feel their department is understaffed and say it won’t be growing in 2016, according to Triumvirate Environmental’s first annual State of EH&S report.

The report analyses the direction of the EHS industry and forecasts trends for 2016 and beyond.

Four trends from the survey of about 200 EHS professionals include:

  1. Safety Is Number One. Safety was the most important trend and biggest challenge of 2016 across industries and experience levels. One respondent said the most important concern is, “maintaining EHS visibility and the critical importance of safety and environmental compliance to the senior/executive Leadership. EHS and its functions are taking a backseat to many other programs, and is becoming dispersed and diluted.”


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