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How to update your managers on GHS

How to update your managers on GHS
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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?

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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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