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ASSE Safety 2014 Speaker Q&A with Scott Geller:

“Supervisors are too much into production and top down thinking”
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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Scott Geller, a distinguished professor at Virginia Tech and a senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions. Scott presented a talk at ASSE Safety 2014 on “The Psychology of Safety: Paradigm Shifts for Achieving an Injury-Free Culture.”


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ASSE Safety 2014 Speaker Q&A with Aubrey Daniels:

“Senior leaders must understand the science of behavior”
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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Aubrey Daniels, founder of Aubrey Daniels International, who presented a talk at ASSE Safety 2014 on “What Works Best Doesn’t Come Naturally: Leadership Actions for Preventing Loss.”


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ASSE Safety 2014 Q&A with ASSE President Kathy Seabrook:

“When you talk about risk, it’s the language of business.”
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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Kathy Seabrook, ASSE’s outgoing president, who has had her bags packed for a year as she has traveled the country and the globe on safety missions.


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Safety & health pros come in all stripes and colors

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There’s no such animal as the stereotypical safety and health pro. I’ll run through my own “who’s who” list of industry-based safety and health pros who have made an impression on me.


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OSHA deputy outlines agency priorities

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Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary at OSHA, give a quick, 20-minute snapshot of his agency’s current priorities on Wednesday, May 7 at an event sponsored by ASSE – “Occupational Safety & Health in Global Workforce Sustainability.” The half-day meeting was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Temp worker safety was at the top of Barab’s list. OSHA is concerned about fatalities among inexperience temps, many who will work numerous “first days on the job” in a year.


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What makes for a “high sustainability” corporation?

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Robert G. Eccles, a professor at the Harvard Business School, presented findings from a study he helped conduct on attributes of high sustainability companies on Wednesday, May 7 at an event sponsored by ASSE – “Occupational Safety & Health in Global Workforce Sustainability.” The half-day meeting was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.


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Searching for your safety champs

How to find talent for your voluntary activities
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Safety and health processes in the workplace are often facilitated by EHS professionals and driven by volunteers.


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Grainger’s expanding safety footprint

“Selling safety products is different than selling widgets.”
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Go to www.grainger.com and on the homepage you’ll find several references to industrial safety.


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International Glove Association meeting: Experts dissect OSHA & the economy in 2014

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The annual meeting of the International Glove Association (IGA) – IGA 2014 Glove Symposium — was held on the lush grounds of DisneyWorld’s Yacht Club resort in Orlando, FL, this past March.


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Can the safety and health profession survive the demise of the middle class?

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I’m looking at a photo sent by a reader that shows nine workers standing in a line – one woman and eight guys it appears to me – who form the team that starts safety meetings. All are wearing jeans. All are smiling. You can tell they’re good guys (and women). They’re workers, man, plain and simple. Eight of ‘em wear ball caps.


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