GE VP Speech at VPPPA

GE’s philosophy: Fix systems, not people

By Dave Johnson
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By ISHN Editor Dave Johnson, reporting from the annual VPPPA conference: Mistakes will happen, it’s human error, people are people working within the context of systems, so GE takes people out of the equation and focuses on risk, the risks of the systems that employees work within, said Ann R. Klee, the VP for Environment, Health and Safety at GE, speaking at the opening session of the 30th annual meeting of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA), in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington DC.

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Deadlines for AIHce 2015 proposals are up ahead

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The American Industrial Hygiene Association is inviting OEHS professionals to contribute to next year’s AIHce by submitting a presentation in their area of expertise that will “inspire and energize” health care professionals with information, solutions, and best practices they will need to meet and excel in their daily workplace challenges.

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Tennessee OSHA co-sponsors 3rd Annual Safety Fest TN in Oak Ridge

More than 40 free safety and health training classes and seminars available
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Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA) has teamed up with the Oak Ridge Business Safety Partnership (ORBSP) along with dozens of other organizations to host the 3rd Annual Safety Fest TN. This year’s fest will be held in Oak Ridge from Monday, September 8, through Friday, September 12, and will feature experts leading more than 40 free classes and seminars, and a safety expo with 30 exhibitors from various companies in the safety and health field.

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World Congress to showcase integrated strategies for safety and health

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The XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work 2014 which opens in Germany on 24 August will showcase strategies that promote a workplace prevention culture.

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NIOSH Total Worker Health symposium is Oct. 6-8 in Maryland

First-ever international gathering brings together 500 agencies
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is preparing to host the 1st International Symposium to Advance Total Worker Health, which will be held October 6-8 in Bethesda, MD.

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Behavioral Safety Now (BSN) Conference Celebrates 20th Anniversary!

By Terry McSween Ph.D
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In 1901, a 63-year-old teacher, Anna Edson Taylor, plunged over the raging waters of Niagara Falls in a barrel. She survived and was the first person to try the stunt, but not the last. Of the 21 people who later purposefully dared riding the falls, 16 survived and five perished.

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Preview: 2014 National Safety Congress and Expo

Congress: Sept. 13-19; Expo: Sept. 15-17
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This year’s NSC Congress & Expo — the world's largest annual “must attend” event for safety, health and environmental professionals — is expected to draw more than 14,000 EHS professionals

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National Safety Council 2014 New Product Showcase

LFS GLOVE Booth #4417
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STRUCTURAL FIREFIGHTING GLOVE – 788. 3D style glove design provides comfort, fit, and enhanced dexterity. Certified to meet the latest NFPA 1972-2013 Structural Firefighting Standards.

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ASSE’s Safety 2014 Review

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A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11.

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Tweet about the 30th Annual National VPPPA Conference to win

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Are you planning to attend the 30th Annual National VPPPA Conference? Do you have a Twitter account? If so, you have an opportunity to win a prize!

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ASSE Safety 2014 Review

A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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