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How will EHS pros deal with skills shortage?

...and other insights from ISHN’s 28th annual White Paper Reader Survey

December 19, 2012
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State of the EHS Nation-

Exclusive results from ISHN’s 28th annual White Paper Reader Survey.

jobsAlmost one-half of EHS pros (49%) say their company encounters a shortage of qualified candidates when hiring. 51% say they don’t.

33% say this shortage is a significant problem.

More concerned: 60% of industrial hygienists say the skills shortage is a significant problem.

Not a problem: Most pros (58%) say NIOSH’s prediction of an EHS skills shortage in the next 5 years will have zero personal impact.

 One solution: 38% will identify/develop non-EHS pros to handle more EHS work in 2013.

Overall: 35% of companies are experiencing a shortage of skilled labor; 19% say they are not.

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