Only ten percent of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News’ readers use online chat rooms and discussion forums, according to an ISHN survey. Why don’t EHS pros want to chat it up?
- Some discussion groups require you to sign in with a user name and password — and 60 percent of ISHN readers say they are turned off to sites that require registrations.
- Discussion topics or “threads” are often too narrow, too general, or too opinionated to attract a following.
- There are concerns about the quality of technical advice coming from unknown sources.
- Most EHS pros in industry are taking on more work and have less free time.