Safety Culture

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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All eyes on sustainability

October 27, 2011

Last week in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, AZ under cloudless cobalt blue skies and 90-degree temperatures approximately 500 senior level environmental health and safety professionals met for two days at the 19th Annual NAEM EHS Management Forum.


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UMW: Massey guilty of “industrial homicide” at Upper Big Branch

Mine security chief on trial for lying to feds
October 26, 2011

As the trial of the former chief of security at the Upper Big Branch Mine gets underway this week, the United Mine Workers (UMW) are calling the 2010 fatal explosion at the mine an act of “industrial homicide.”


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Five ways to increase the sense of urgency in safety

October 26, 2011

Many safety programs never really get off the ground, despite being well-planned and well-intentioned. They are unable to overcome the inertia in the organization.


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Disney med head honored for occ safety, health innovations

October 26, 2011

Apparently "the happiest place on earth" also has one of the best occupational safety and health programs -- thanks to an award-winning physician.
 


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