Larry Curtis, CSHM, has been executive director of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) since 2007. Larry spearheaded the initiative to get the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification accredited. This was accomplished in February of 2009. Visit www.ishm.org.
The Penn State topic is way too complicated to sort out in a short email. (It may never be fully understood). At one time I worked for a large construction company that had a good safety culture, yet when there was an issue of challenging a client on unsafe procedures the construction company always backed down.
I try to stay abreast of the safety profession by reading several magazines and websites monthly. In addition, I am fortunate to talk to a number of highly skilled safety mangers on a frequent basis and I blatantly pick their brains as much as possible.
The idea for this discussion came about a few months back when I was talking with a fellow safety professional. He has been a Corporate Safety Director and a Global Safety Director for several years and he told me that he would like to be a VP of Safety before he retires.
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