Articles by Larry Curtis CHSM

How to avoid knee-jerk, last-minute training

December 4, 2012
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

October 5, 2012
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
August 15, 2012

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
October 1, 2011
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?

September 14, 2011

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?

June 7, 2011
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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