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

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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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Do you have an iPod policy?

Is it OK to use an iPod at work? The debate grows as iPods become more popular. While some employers ban iPods, others encourage their use to reduce stress or boredom.
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MANAGING BEST PRACTICES: Seven tips for buffing your image

An image change could boost your career or job success and may even help improve workplace safety and health. Here are seven tips that might help you project a more appealing and winning image.
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