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

MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Checked your chemical inventory lately?

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

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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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: "Observations of a road warrior"

I have a name for the various bad behaviors of drivers; some names I borrowed and some I came up with. Have you seen these poor driving behaviors before?
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: "Managing Worker Safety and Health"

From the moment I began reading "Managing Worker Safety and Health," I realized this was unlike any other OSHA publication. It was written in plain language and provided clarity on safety management that I found difficult to believe came from the government.
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If you haven’t focused before on controlling developmental toxicants, now is the time.
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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE


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