Best Practices

Obtain special instructions before use

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

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

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?

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

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

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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: A dozen reasons to build a new skill

Evidence is mounting that children born in the U.S. today may be the first generation of children to be less healthy than their parents.

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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Welding and hex chrome health effects

Just a little exposure to hexavalent chromium may exceed the proposed REL. 

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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Time to manage psychosocial hazards

Psychosocial hazards should now rank equally in importance to managing workplace physical, chemical and biological hazards.

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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Conforming with consensus standards

Consensus standards are important because they establish quality and performance objectives for products or a process.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Feeling socially responsible?

Understanding ISO 26000 is important because the document may serve as an initiative to establish social responsibility requirements from other sources.
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