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Sustainability: Tough to teach old dogs new tricks

January 4, 2012

Another response to Dave Johnson's January issue editorial on taking personal responsibility for sustainability.


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Safety does have a PR problem

January 4, 2012

On ISHNs' Sharing Safety Solutions chat room we posed this question: Does the EHS profession have a public relations problem?


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Sustainability reporting enters a new phase, say experts

December 27, 2011

Reporting corporate economic, environmental and social performance is entering a new phase, moving from a pioneering and experimental practice to become standard practice, say sustainability reporting experts.


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Final report on Deepwater Horizon spill says more regulator training needed

December 27, 2011

A new report from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Research Council (NRC) on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill says offshore regulators need ongoing training, recruitment, funding and research and development in order to be effective.


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Lets see a felony charge for killing American workers

December 21, 2011

I would like to draw attention to the fact that not only do miners deserve better protection but all American workers deserve to have a safe and healthy workplace.


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Money can't buy you sustainable safety

December 21, 2011

I agree with the premise that $$ only drives algorithmic (my word) tasks. Safety is not algorithmic... it is heuristic. We are asking for strategies and decisions, not just following directions, to get real results.


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Corporations are not people

Sorry, Mitt, it’s not that simple
December 5, 2011
Last August while trolling for votes at the Iowa State Fair, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney created a little media stir when, egged on by an irate protestor, he said, “Corporations are people, too, my friend.” 


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Who “owns” EHS risk management?

New standards will revolutionize best practices
December 5, 2011
ANSI/ASSE Z690.2-2011 (Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines) and its companion standards, Vocabulary for Risk Management and Risk Assessment Techniques, were approved earlier this year.

 


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Seven crucial leadership skills

Extend your influence beyond technical issues
December 5, 2011
For all the talk about leadership in safety these days, just what are leadership’s core competencies?


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Does industry value safety?

We’ll find out in the next five years
December 5, 2011
A recent study by NIOSH examines the demographics of the occupational health and safety field.


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