Best Practices

Choking on an overdose of credentials?

The EHS field is not fully defined in scope and function
August 1, 2013
If you hold the CSP, OHST or CHST, the BCSP will allow you to fast-track to obtain a CET.


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How to stop a bad guy (gently)

Safeway suspended an employee who stopped an assault
July 9, 2013
In May, 2012 Safeway meat counter employee, Ryan Young, stopped a man from assaulting a pregnant store customer.


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How should you respond to an active shooter?

The Department of Homeland Security developed a website that provides all necessary training materials to deal with an active shooter
June 7, 2013
Where and when the next mass shooting event will occur cannot be known, but thinking it can’t be your workplace is naïve.


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Are you a healthcare provider?

New laws could create EHS practice opportunities
May 9, 2013
Is an EHS pro also a healthcare provider? The question is relevant because existing and proposed federal and state laws make special provisions for healthcare providers.


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Get acquainted with global databases

It’s a new world for your worksite chemical management
April 2, 2013
Driven primarily by GHS (Global Harmonization System for chemical management), managing workplace chemicals is undergoing profound global change.


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Don’t ignore mental health issues

Canada’s new standard can be a model
March 7, 2013
This past January 2013, Canada became the first country in the world to issue a standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.


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Inform employees of risks to unborn children

February 1, 2013
In 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in UAW v Johnson Controls that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended by the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), forbids sex-specific fetal-protection policies.


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OSHA compliance questions?

Resolve with a letter of interpretation
January 3, 2013
To fully comply with OSHA requirements, you must understand the agency’s intent as well as letter of the law.


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Residential CO detectors: Good enough to use at your worksite?

December 4, 2012
Carbon monoxide, primarily as a by-product of combustion, is a colorless, odorless gas that may cause illness or death at sufficient concentrations.


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Calling all mentors

Have you found yours?
November 1, 2012
Early in my career as an EHS pro, my peers and I believed that joining an association such as ASSE or AIHA, obtaining credentials such as CIH and CSP, getting an advanced degree, followed by progressive increases in pay, usually by doing similar work in another organization, defined career success


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