Safety Culture

Sold out: Sustainability topics at Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene (PCIH)

November 9, 2011

Another sign of the times, as industrial hygienists pack conference rooms at the PCIH being held this week in Baltimore to listen to these potentially career-changing sessions:
 


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Comments on replacing an aging EHS profession

November 9, 2011

I would echo that in the next 5-10 years we will lose a very large portion of our experienced professionals. The numbers in my company reflect the same. We could lose 70% of our SHE pros in 7 years. Universities are not able to attract quality students to SHE programs.


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What should tomorrow’s safety pro be studying today?

November 9, 2011

The job that safety professional will be doing in 2020 probably doesn’t even exist today.


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Union calls Upper Big Branch mine disaster “industrial homicide”

Massey kept two sets of record books
November 9, 2011

The United Mine Workers of America has released its investigation into the April 5, 2010 fatal explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine – South (UBB) in Montcoal, Raliegh County, West Virginia.


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Working teens and parents need to talk about work risks

November 7, 2011

In the US, 70-80% of teens work. As the fourth leading cause of death in youth ages 10-19, work-related injuries are an important preventable cause of death and disability in teens.


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What’s hot, what’s not at NSC 2011 Congress & Expo

November 2, 2011

We ended the Tuesday e-briefing from the National Safety Congress and Expo in Philadelphia with a reference to the current holy trinity of hot safety topics:  culture, leadership and engagement. Over the night (wonder what keeps editors up at nights?) we thought: where is the empirical evidence?


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OSHA’s Michaels targets texting while driving on the job

November 1, 2011

Noting that millions of workers’ jobs require them to drive, OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels is urging employers to enact policies that prohibit texting – a particularly dangerous part of the distracted driving “epidemic” that accounts for approximately 16 percent of traffic fatalities.


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Comforts of an aging EHS Nation

Bigger paychecks and longer titles
November 1, 2011
The first thing we noticed in this year’s annual White Paper EHS State of the Nation reader survey was age. 


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Flying solo

Is independent consulting still a good option?
November 1, 2011
What would you do if you lost your job today? 


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Q&A: Honeywell Safety Products CMO John Montigny

October 27, 2011

ISHN Editor Dave Johnson interviews John Montigny, Chief Marketing Officer for Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) a $2-billion business unit of the Honeywell Life Safety Division of Honeywell, Inc. Honeywell Safety Products (HSP) acquired Sperian Protection in September of 2010 combining with the earlier acquisition of North and Norcross to form HSP. 


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