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KPA conducted an industry survey, in partnership with EHS Today, to analyze the impact EHS programs investment has on organizations. 

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We’re thrilled to share our collection of key takeaways from the 2019 State of the Industry: EHS Program Trends survey.

• What does an effective EHS program look like?
• How does your organization’s EHS program compare to industry benchmarks?
• What differentiates successful safety programs from those that underperform?

KPA answers these questions and many more from our study of these critical research findings.


The purpose of this study was to examine the use and importance of technology for EHS programs among high performing and low performing organizations. In October 2019, EHS Today and Informa Engage emailed invitations to 40,178 subscribers to participate in an online survey.

From October 9 to October 24, 2019, a total of 596 completed surveys were received, for an effective response rate of 1.4%. Of those, 556 were involved in their organizations’ EHS programs. The report is based on an analysis of those 556 respondents.

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