Best Practices

Time to transition to safer chemicals

The flood of new chemical risk information won’t stop
To maintain pace with best practices, you need to get your workplace chemical management program well beyond OSHA compliance within approximately the next 24 months.

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Can’t get a handle on the OS&H workforce

So many people contribute to safety it’s hard to quantify it
When we visualize data in the NIOSH funded report, crunch numbers, and acquire additional data, who OS&H pros are just doesn't add up.

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How to update your managers on GHS

How to update your managers on GHS
Here are 10 pointers to consider when communicating to management.

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Choking on an overdose of credentials?

The EHS field is not fully defined in scope and function
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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