Articles by Thea Dunmire

Is an ISO Occupational Health and Safety Management standard on the way?

I have gotten the following question for several readers


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A job Is a dying concept

Dr. John Howard, Director of NIOSH, gave the keynote presentation last Tuesday (June 19, 2012) at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference (AIHce). In his talk, he focused on 7 trends that will define the future of occupational health and safety – demography, employment, discrimination, disability, governance, standards and professionalism.


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What are your safety and health principles?

I have been spending time reviewing the draft of a new ISO document – Guide 82 – Guide for addressing sustainability in standards.


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Quality is being driven by the risks of transparency; safety is not

There is a renewed interest in management systems on metrics. This interest seems to be driven by two organizational concerns – transparency and risk.


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Imagine a world without checklists

Checklists are essential to successful business operations. 


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Survival usually wins over safety

Decision-making is an important part of a management system. In particular, making decisions that appropriately take into account the interests of stakeholders is emphasized in all management systems, including OHSAS 18001.
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Management System Certification

When an organization starts considering certification of its environmental or occupational health and safety management systems, the question often arises, “What kind of training program do we need to have in place to be certified?"
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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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