Safety Culture

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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Corporations are people

November 30, 2011

I worked for a large corporation in safety for 27 years. When I was selected to move into safety from engineering, I did not interview with a warehouse or a chemical processing unit. It was people. 


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AIHA® announces open comment period for ANSI Z10 standard

Comments accepted until January 9, 2012
November 28, 2011

The updated standard that defines minimum performance requirements for occupational health and safety management
systems (OHSMS) is now open for comment, according to the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).


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Has science lost its power of persuasion?

November 16, 2011

I am not a curmudgeon, but since Andy Rooney is no longer with us to continue his long-time “60 Minutes” tradition, I thought I would take a crack at being one…


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The Penn State scandal: Eyes wide open

November 16, 2011

The term willful blindness refers to an individual who could have known the facts of a situation, and should have known the facts, but deliberately blinded himself to the existence of the facts.


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The Culture of Hearing Loss Prevention: NHCA annual meeting, set for Feb 23-25 2012

November 10, 2011

The 37th annual meeting of the National Hearing Conservation Association is set for Feb. 23-25, 2012, in New Orleans.


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Many do not talk about their hearing loss

November 10, 2011

Many people with hearing loss choose to keep their problems to themselves, and do not get the support and help in the workplace that they require, according to a UK study.


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Small businesses exposed to racial, sexual harassment lawsuits

November 9, 2011

The number one concern of small business HR Departments (small businesses typically employing 10-500 workers) is exposure to workplace litigation risks not being addressed.


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