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Environment, health & safety benchmark survey

Sunday, November 7th, 2004

Wondering how your health & safety department compares with those in other organizations? An environemnt, health & safety (EHS) benchmarks survey, recently released by the Bureau of National Affairs reports on a number of trends, including salaries, outsourcing trends, budgets and expenditures, and areas of responsibilities. The survey was conducted in conjunction with the National Association for Environmental Management. A free report on the EHS survey highlights is available in PDF. Among the findings:

  • More than half the EHS managers will have earnings of between $70,000 and $101,000 in 2004
  • There is about one EHS staffer for every 300 employees in the work force
  • The per worker median budgeted expenditure was $268, with roughly half of the respondents indicating projected outlays of $106 to $790 per employee.
  • Nearly 6 out of 10 respondents reported responsibility for EPA compliance, but fewer reported responsibility for OSHA compliance; nearly 25% reported that they had no responsibility for OSHA compliance.