Articles Tagged with ''safety''

Q&A with fall protection expert Nigel Ellis

Firefighters, ladders and skylights: What you need to know
March 4, 2013

Topic: Firefighters. Q) Has your company ever worked with firefighters to address their specific fall protection needs while performing their daily work duties? How so?


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Weekly News Round-Up

Water safety, safety standdown in W.V. mines
March 2, 2013

From OSHA Chief Dr. David Michaels talking to his troops to mixed reactions to a proposed fee on greenhouse gas emitters, here are the top OEHS-related news stories of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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Senior Leadership – Getting meaningful safety engagement from those at the top

February 28, 2013

Senior leadership is an easy target for most any complaint. Politicians, hourly workers, organized labor, front-line supervision and middle management all seem to blame ‘rich, uncaring upper management.’


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Safety in the oil and gas industry, hospitals

Michaels talks to OSHA employees
February 28, 2013

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Bleeding money: how much does safety really cost?

True costs go beyond PPE, wages paid to safety dept.
February 27, 2013

The unsafe workplace costs a lot of money. The financial magnitude of expenses incurred in operating an unsafe workplace must be understood. This examination of the true costs associated with poor safety uncovers how far they extend beyond simply counting the cost of safety glasses or wages paid to the safety department.


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2013 Award of Excellence nominations due

Awards recognize top CHSTs, OHSTs and CSPs
February 26, 2013

The deadline for nominating people for Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Awards of Excellence (AoE) is coming up fast. Nominations must be postmarked by Thursday, February 28, 2013 to qualify.


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OSHA heroes

Michaels talks to agency employees
February 26, 2013

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Stay the course: Michaels talks to OSHA employees

Excerpts from all-hands meeting speech
February 25, 2013

Last month, Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Dr. David Michaels held an OSHA Employees All-Hands Meeting. OSHA employees who were not able to attend the meeting in person were able to participate through the web.


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Weekly News Round-Up

February 23, 2013

From the safety culture in Texas to salary comparisons of safety professionals to OSHA’s VPP program and the importance of maintenance when it comes to SCBAs, here are the top OEHS-related stories of the week as featured on ISHN.com:


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Accentuate the positive

Sounds good, but companies just aren’t that interested in compassion and curiosity
February 22, 2013

I received an email today from a professor at the Harvard Medical School. He wants me to buy a “Special Health Report” from Harvard Health Publications on the subject of positive psychology. “Happiness can be elusive. It can be fleeting. Too often, it can be lost in our modern world's swirl of stress, multitasking, and 24/7 news,” the sales pitch begins.


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