Articles by Dave Johnson

OSHA deputy outlines agency priorities

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?

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
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.”
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

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?

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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Another tragedy on Mount Everest: And we wonder why some people are risk-takers

In April, a high-altitude avalanche killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, according to news reports.


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How to withdraw from nasty habits – smoking, drinking and fast food guzzling

Hey Dave, Name's Joey, a new reader of yours who recently stopped smoking and is trying to take on some healthier habits. This is how I came across your blog while looking for some guidance on leading a better life - I read some of your articles and immediately subscribed. I wanted to send a suggestion for some content I know would be very helpful to me hopefully many others in my situation - a guide or suggestions on coping with "withdrawal" symptoms that smokers or fast food addicts feel.


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Work-life balance? It's really integration

Americans log more hours on the job than anyone in the industrialized world.


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Serious injuries and fatalities haunt the oil and gas industry

The world currently is in the midst of an oil and gas exploration and production (extraction) boom as demand for energy soars, especially in nations developing their industrial might such as China, Russia and Brazil.


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