Articles by Larry Curtis CHSM

Get off the EHS island: Translate the lofty ideals set by the C-Suite into real-world scenarios that workers understand

Whether you work in Aviation, Mining or the Zoo Industry, the EHS Department is often caught in the middle between the C-Suite and everybody else in the company.


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How to avoid knee-jerk, last-minute training

Do the right employees receive training? This relatively simple question can lead to confusion, contention, hurt feelings and boardroom brawls as the competition for scarce resources heats up.


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The value of professional certification

The number of available professional certifications, and the number of certified professionals, has been increasing at a very rapid rate.


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The culture of cash flow

It’s easy to turn a blind eye to it

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.


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Are you a “chief listening officer?"

Press the flesh and take your info to management
Why does safety get scrutinized in a way I don’t see human resources and quality professionals going under the microscope?


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Safety: have we lost our focus?

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.


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Is there a glass ceiling for safety professionals?

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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Distracted driving is a serious issue. This webinar will explore the types and sources of driver distraction, human factors that lead to distraction and the effect current laws have on the problem.

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