Articles by Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM

How to be a change agent

Seek lasting change, not singular event changes
Safety pros can effect change by (1) rethink how change happens, (2) prep for change, and (3) seize the opportunity to effect lasting change.

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Keeping pace with the best: Here’s how to keep up with best safety practices

A reader of this column recently asked me, “How does someone keep up with best safety practices?” There is no easy answer.

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How to develop safety skills versus safety knowledge

Credential mills flourish because few people take the time to understand how the numerous and varied credentials from a state driver’s license, school diploma, and whatever title, such as CPR certification, are legally and ethically bestowed upon individuals.

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Age-friendly safety strategies

One in every five American workers will be over the age of 65 by 2015, and one in four Americans will be over 55 by 2020, according to NIOSH’s webpage “Healthy Aging at Work” established in March 2014.

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The rise of city-state health & safety laws

Are you ready for the local consequences?
Smoke-free workplaces are the norm across the nation.

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12 ideas to improve your safety programs

Major innovations to small tweaks
Looking to improve your worksite safety and environmental health programs?

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OSHA's annotated PELs and OELs

The following quiz will help determine if you understand the changing landscape of chemical management and use of occupational exposure limits (OELs).

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Many U.S. health protections lag behind or don’t exist

Where do U.S. workplace conditions stand among other countries and how do these conditions influence the health of our nation? Let’s take a snapshot of conditions.

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Out of balance: safety inspections vastly outnumber health inspections

FYI - Another "health" disadvantage:  OSHA inspections used to count 1:1; therefore, the agency conducted more safety inspections to save time (22 hrs safety inspection vs 34 hrs. health inspection). OSHA's 2014 FY budget propose 31,400 safety inspections vs 7,850 health inspections.

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Science wars: Are you a solider for truth?

Evaluate the evidence and make your risk determination
In November 2013 the American Council on Science and Health ridiculed Scientific American for publishing junk science.

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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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Leveraging Sustainability Initiatives to Benefit Your Community and Increase Compliance

This webinar will review how General Motors' Sustainability initiatives are being leveraged to improve the community and the environment, create efficient energy programs, improve sustainability tracking, impact on processes and overall reporting and improve overall social, environmental and corporate sustainability.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

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