Articles by Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Safeway suspended an employee who stopped an assault
July 9, 2013
In May, 2012 Safeway meat counter employee, Ryan Young, stopped a man from assaulting a pregnant store customer.
The Department of Homeland Security developed a website that provides all necessary training materials to deal with an active shooter
June 7, 2013
Where and when the next mass shooting event will occur cannot be known, but thinking it can’t be your workplace is naïve.
New laws could create EHS practice opportunities
May 9, 2013
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.
It’s a new world for your worksite chemical management
April 2, 2013
Driven primarily by GHS (Global Harmonization System for chemical management), managing workplace chemicals is undergoing profound global change.Read More
Canada’s new standard can be a model
March 7, 2013
This past January 2013, Canada became the first country in the world to issue a standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
February 1, 2013
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.
Resolve with a letter of interpretation
January 3, 2013
To fully comply with OSHA requirements, you must understand the agency’s intent as well as letter of the law.
December 4, 2012
Carbon monoxide, primarily as a by-product of combustion, is a colorless, odorless gas that may cause illness or death at sufficient concentrations.Read More
Have you found yours?
November 1, 2012
Early in my career as an EHS pro, my peers and I believed that joining an association such as ASSE or AIHA, obtaining credentials such as CIH and CSP, getting an advanced degree, followed by progressive increases in pay, usually by doing similar work in another organization, defined career success
Many companies are overly cautious
October 5, 2012
OSHA’s December 1, 2013, HazCom/GHS training deadline means that within approximately one year the majority of America’s workforce will obtain a revised picture for precautions when working with chemicals.Read More