The two-million-square-foot Kay Bailey Convention Center in Dallas, Texas is bustling with activity, with thousands of safety professionals in town for the American Association of Safety Engineers’ Safety 2015 sorting out their schedules and heading to various sessions.
Is your mind working for you or against you? That’s one of the questions being posed to attendees of Safety 2015 going on in Dallas, by a speaker who says positive intelligence can help people achieve their peak performance.
OSHA last week issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction eye and face protection standards by incorporating by reference the three most recent versions of the American National Standards Institute Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection standard.
In an age where academic degrees may be literally printed from home, some experts are calling for the development of minimum requirements to accredit academic programs in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession.
In addition to providing opportunities to network with EHS colleagues, the midday meals at Safety 2015 in Dallas June 7-10 will offer some additional benefits. Additional fee and/or pre-registration is required for some sessions.
Safety professionals who are heading to Texas June 7-9 for the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) Safety 2015 convention will do some networking over Texas-sized BBQ of brisket, ribs and chicken (with all the fixin’s) at Eddie Deen’s Ranch, a downtown Dallas fixture.
Top executives from the energy, construction and entertainment sectors will be among the participants at this year’s Safety 2015 Executive Summit Panel, which lets convention attendees hear how corporate leaders feel about important safety issues.
Mentors help ease learning curve for new safety hires
December 8, 2014
Companies that support a robust mentor program for new safety employees are more apt to reduce the learning curve they face and retain their services longer, an important feat considering competition to keep them will rise with an estimated 25,000 safety practitioners retiring by 2016.
OSHA’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) was vigorously debated yesterday (10/20/2014) at the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s annual Fall Conference, held in Arlington, VA. The presidential-style debate featured I2P2 supporters James Thornton, CIH, CSP, director, health, safety and environment, Newport News Shipbuilding, div. of Huntington Ingalls Industries; and Charles Redinger, president of Redinger 306, Inc. I2P2 opponents were Tom Lawrence, Safety and Compliance Management; and David Sarvadi, Esq., Keller & Heckman, LLP, Washington, DC.