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Are educational conferences still delivering?

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Blogger and futurist Seth Godin had a great post the other day about the importance of listening. And maybe that’s what associations should be doing more of when they talk about the next generation of their annual meetings, conferences and conventions—listening. As association professionals, we have lots of clever ways to talk to members through our communications and live events, but are we really listening to what they have to say?


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New AIHA president inducted at AIHce 2013

Group approaching its 75th birthday
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Barbara J. Dawson, CIH, CSP, began her year-long term as president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) at the group’s just-concluded AIHce 2013. Dawson will head up the international society, which represents 10,000 occupational and environmental health and safety professionals, until AIHce 2013, which will take place in San Antonio, Texas.


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Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, Ph.D., MBA, CSP, CET, Named New BCSP Chief Executive Officer

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The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is pleased to announce Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, Ph.D., MBA, CSP, CET, as the new Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2012


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AIHA and IAQA sign MOU

(Two associations will work together on air quality issues)
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The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) that establishes a working relationship between the two associations, allowing for knowledge sharing and issue collaboration.


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Strong association support for OS+H ASIA 2012

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OS+H Asia 2012, 8th Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition for Asia, will again have strong support from local and international industry associations.


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ASSE’s Aruna Vadgama recognized as 2012 CoPS Professional of the Year

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In recognition of her commitment to professional excellence, and dedication to the safety profession, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently named member Aruna Vadgama, RN, MPA, CPHQ, COHN-S, BCSP, BCPE, CHRM, SRN of Carlsbad, CA, the 2012 Council on Practices and Standards (CoPS) Safety Professional of the Year (SPY).


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Trucking industry group fights new driver rest rules

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The American Trucking Associations filed a petition this week with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final hours-of-service rule.


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Comments on replacing an aging EHS profession

I would echo that in the next 5-10 years we will lose a very large portion of our experienced professionals. The numbers in my company reflect the same. We could lose 70% of our SHE pros in 7 years. Universities are not able to attract quality students to SHE programs.


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Comforts of an aging EHS Nation

Bigger paychecks and longer titles
By Dave Johnson
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The first thing we noticed in this year’s annual White Paper EHS State of the Nation reader survey was age. 


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Safety confronts a leadership crisis

Fatalities, severe injuries & emotional health demand action
By Dave Johnson
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Distressing. Unacceptable. Mired in mediocrity. I’m paraphrasing, but that’s the essence of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) reaction last month to news from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that a total of 4,547 workers died on the job in 2010 compared with 4,551 from 2009. 


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