Ongoing learning is essential for every Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professional if you want to grow your career and effectively manage program initiatives in a fast-changing industry. And while in-person industry events may be put on hold, there are still other resources available to help you stay up to date on all things EHS and Sustainability related.
Webinars are a useful resource for professional growth that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your home office! There are several reputable organizations that offer live and on-demand environment, health, and safety webinars to help you learn and grow when it’s convenient for you.
So, when and where can you find these convenient learning opportunities? Look no further than our list of low-cost and free EHS webinars.
Where to Find Free Environment, Health, & Safety Webinars
Even if you’re contending with a tight budget, there are several organizations that offer free, insight-packed webinar learning opportunities. To make it easy on you, we’ve already done some of the research. Below are some free health and safety webinar resources to consider.
1. EHS Today
Who: You know EHS Today as a leading magazine for EHS management professionals in the United States. Via the EHS Today blog, EHS leaders can access industry news, updates, and trends. But the publication also offers a selection of webinars covering a wide range of topics.
What: EHS Today webinars offer information, advice, and analysis from industry leaders on a variety of workplace safety, sustainability, and risk management topics. As a sneak peek, here are some of the webinars that caught our eye:
- Best Practices for Your Employee Return to Work Strategy
- Your EHS 4.0 Survival Guide: Digital Transformation with New Technologies
- How is the Safety Industry Evolving?
Where: You can access the complete library of EHS Today webinars at https://www.ehstoday.com/webinars.
When: EHS Today typically rolls out about two-to-five new webinars each month. You can rewatch the webinars long after they’ve first aired, too.
Why: As the leading EHS magazine in the United States, EHS Today webinars can provide you with timely, relevant insights and advice from other industry pros. Plus, the webinars are free!
Who: Safety+Health is an environment, health, and safety magazine published by the National Safety Council, offering national coverage of occupational safety news and industry trends.
What: During most Safety+Health webinars, two or three industry professionals discuss the topic at hand. Topics range from common occupational health and safety issues, like compliance, to risk and contractor management, and virtually everything in between.
Where: Sign up for Safety+Health webinars at https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/webinars.
When: Safety+Health hosts roughly two webinars a month, and you don’t want to miss them. There is also a list of archived webinars so you can revisit old topics at any time.
Why: Safety+Health is an authority on a wide variety of safety issues, including working with animals, driving, heat stress, holiday safety, and office safety — just to name a few.
Who: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) needs no introduction. As a health and safety pro, you know that OSHA is the United States government agency that exists to set standards for safe and healthy working conditions.
What: OSHA’s free webinars typically last an hour and cover a wide range of occupational health and safety topics. Some topics discussed by OSHA experts include:
- Safety Training: How to plan effective strategies
- Effective Safety Leadership – Five Steps to Helping People Change
- Digitalizing the Process – Driving Safety Culture Through Modern Technology
Where: Online OSHA webinars are available at https://ohsonline.com/webcasts/list/webinars.aspx.
When: Offered two or three times a month, OSHA gives viewers plenty of notice when a new webinar is coming up. In addition, webinars are available on-demand after the live event has passed.
Why: OSHA sets the standard for workplace health and safety compliance, so who better to look to for ongoing learning?
4. Environment + Energy Leader
Who: Environment + Energy Leader (E+E Leader) is dedicated to providing news, best practices, and research on all things environment, energy, and sustainability.
What: E+E Leader offers live and archived webinars on topics related to environment, energy, and sustainability. They also offer other educational resources such as E-Books and Whitepapers.
Where: Check out all upcoming and on-demand webinars along with other helpful resources at https://www.environmentalleader.com/resource-hub/
When: Live webinars are typically offered twice a month along with a list of on-demand webinars available to watch at any time!
Why: E+E Leader works with a wide range of professional resources to help you gain insight and information on how to tackle the latest E+E challenges.
Where to Find Low-Cost or Free-With-Membership Environment, Health, & Safety Webinars
By paying a small fee, or becoming a member of some well-known, EHS-focused organizations, you can gain access to even more webinars that are chock full of industry knowledge, best practices, and ways to improve your sustainability strategy.
Check out these low-cost and free-with-membership EHS webinar resources:
5. National Safety Council
Who: The National Safety Council (NSC) is a nonprofit public service organization committed to promoting health and safety in the United States. The organization focuses on reducing the number of preventable deaths in the workplace, at home, and in the community through leadership, research, education, and advocacy.
What: With a membership to the NSC, you can download webinars, podcasts, safety videos, presentations, and toolkits to increase your knowledge about the EHS industry.
Where: Log in, become a member, or access the NSC’s webinar archive at https://www.nsc.org/membership/training-tools/webinars-audio-library.
When: The NSC invites users to download their webinars, so you can easily access them at any time.
Why: Education is a core tenant of the NSC, so you can expect the best, most up-to-date industry information. These exclusive webinars are only available to NSC members, which means by becoming a member, you’ll gain access to information others simply won’t find online.
6. National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM)
Who: The National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) is a professional association empowering corporate leaders throughout the country to advance environmental stewardship, create safe and healthy workplaces, and promote sustainability.
What: NAEM offers timely and relevant insights that will expand your knowledge of the EHS industry. NAEM webinars cover the issues that matter most to environmental, health and safety, and sustainability professionals, such as:
- Using Today’s Pace of Change to Elevate EHS&S in Your Organization
- Benchmarking Corporate Sustainability Priorities
Where: View the full NAEM webinar library at https://www.naem.org/what-we-offer/webinars.
When: Once or twice a month, NAEM releases an exclusive webinar available free to their members, and available to the public for a small fee.
Why: Webinars are one of NAEM’s key offerings. They are experts at creating webinars that engage EHS leaders in unique ways, while sharing industry updates and research.
7. American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Who: The American Industrial Hygiene Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting worker health and the prevention of injury, illness, and impairment.
What: The AIHA offers new and archived webinars covering topics such as hazardous disease, chemical use, air sampling, ethics, and more.
Where: Find out which webinars the AIHA is hosting next at https://www.aiha.org/education/eLearning/Pages/Webinar-Archives.aspx.
When: AIHA webinars typically last 60 to 90 minutes and the release schedule varies each month.
Why: Unlike most of our other favorite EHS webinar hosts, the AIHA most often covers topics of chemical use and safety in the workplace.
If you are looking for a slightly different format to stay up to date on EHS topics, check out some of the resources offered by TED.
Who: TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas on a global scale. TED offers powerful, educational content on subjects from science to business and everything in between.
What: TED has an extensive collection of videos covering an array of environmental topics. You can access most of their content for free but there is also a monthly membership option that gives members access to exclusive content and deeper discussions. Here are just a few videos that caught our attention:
- How Carbon Capture Networks Could Help Curb Climate Change
- Climate Justice Can’t Happen Without Racial Justice
Where: You can find resources on the topic of environment at https://www.ted.com/topics/environment
When: TED is consistently releasing new content including talks, podcasts, videos, and more. For a fee, you can sign up for TED Live to see the talks and discussions in real-time.
Why: TED draws content from a global community, offering different perspectives and insights on the timeliest and most relevant content.
EHS Learning Made Easy
Thanks to these organizations, ongoing EHS learning and training is now easier than ever before. Next time you’re looking to advance your education, or you’re hungry to learn about “the next big thing” in health and safety, turn to one or more of these resources to get the information you need to grow.
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