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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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Dilemmas posed by EU’s REACH legislation

8 recommendations to handle stricter exposure limits
October 1, 2011
The European Union’s chemical management law known as REACH requires chemical manufacturers and importers to assess risks and describe conditions under which their chemical substances can be safely used. 


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The great challenge confronting EHS pros

It’s communication — is your message getting through?
September 1, 2011
According to the results of the American Society of Safety Engineers 100th Anniversary Essay Contest, the greatest challenge facing the environmental health and safety profession in the 21st century is communication.


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The U.S. unveils a wellness & prevention plan

How EHS pros fit into the national strategy
August 2, 2011
The National Prevention Council released the National Prevention Strategy in June 2011 as mandated by the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


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A Growing Obligation to Prevent Harm

Understand the meaning of “standard of care”
July 7, 2011
Should a New York Wal-Mart store have had a crowd control plan in 2008 that may have prevented an employee being trampled to death by shoppers during the store’s annual “Blitz Friday?”
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Obtain special instructions before use

May 25, 2011
Within the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) unstable explosives require the highest codification prevention precautionary statement P201 — “Obtain special instructions before use.”
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: YouTube and your reputation

May 3, 2011

If the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) doesn’t play up the very popular “Safety Dance” (Men Without Hats) song at their June 2011 annual meeting in Chicago, I think they will miss a big opportunity.


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BEST PRACTICES: Workplace safety as a public health issue

March 21, 2011

Did you know you were adopted? Maybe not you personally, but your field of work as an “Occupational Health and Safety Specialist and Technician” was adopted by the public health workforce.


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Want to engage your CEO?

March 1, 2011

CEOs perform best when they truly understand their organization’s entire DNA. To understand the DNA of an organization requires segments of the organization be examined, integrated as a whole, and then presented for management review.


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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Display your competencies

January 4, 2011

The best résumés use the right words to get noticed. The right words differentiate superior from average performers.


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