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

MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: In hard times... Here's how to avoid the axe

November 4, 2008
Organizations that represent EHS pros are ramping up efforts to help demonstrate the value of environmental health and safety functions.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Switching to a 10-hour workday?

October 3, 2008
This article reviews key safety and health considerations if employees work a cost-saving10-hour, four-day schedule.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Check your chemical inventory

September 2, 2008
Learn how to develop a restricted chemicals policy and procedure for your worksite.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Checked your chemical inventory lately?

August 1, 2008
Key initiatives will be developing locally, nationally and globally, making it imperative to keep an up-to-date restricted chemical policy.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Want to be a consultant?

June 30, 2008
About ten years ago, my corporate IH job was eliminated when our business was acquired by another company, but no problem — the loss opened the door for me to become a full-time consultant.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Researching best practice guidelines

June 1, 2008
When you are not very familiar with a topic, look for clues to determine if a guideline is/will become a best practice.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: OK, the microphone is yours

April 1, 2008
As your career advances you will give more presentations (either voluntarily or coerced). Take this opportunity, to learn seven of my key strategies on how to give an effective presentation.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Brass ring or the old thing?

March 1, 2008
The threat of a pandemic flu, or similar event, provides an opportunity for health/safety pros to step into a broader business role rather than be held within narrow technical boundaries.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: How to implement best practices

February 1, 2008
A best practice is often not what everyone else is doing, but is what is possible to achieve. Convincing someone of what is possible to achieve requires persuasive techniques that rely more on appeals rather than force.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: What is an e-forklift fast charge?

January 6, 2008
Moving materials efficiently at the Dana Corporation facility in Toledo, Ohio, from receiving, throughout production and shipping, is critical to their operation. When Dana decided to upgrade its fleet of LPG forklifts in 2007, management planned to achieve environmental, health and safety best practices.
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