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You see it, you own it

By John Drebinger Jr.

More than 24 years ago when I began speaking to audiences about safety, this was the title of my presentation. I was reminded of it when I was being interviewed by Dave Johnson with ISHN www.ishn.com.


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Values – Strategies and safety excellence

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Providing a published document that states the organization’s values is a common business practice for many companies. This values document, in turn, should lead to strategies that help establish a culture that lives and delivers these values. Many times, employee safety is a stated value. 


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Acting ethically requires constant vigilance

By Thea Dunmire

Acting ethically requires constant vigilance.  One slip-up can have serious, long-term consequences. A recent news report demonstrates the importance of a strong defense when it comes to acting ethically.


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Big Whoop – Safety excellence awards

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Many private and public organizations publicize significant accomplishment of downstream safety measures, such as the reduction of injury rates. I am not fond of this recognition, but I do acknowledge that celebrating “an adequate number of injuries” seems to be a current weakness of our profession.


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

By Larry Curtis CHSM

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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Personality styles in meetings — which is yours?

By Dr. Isabel Perry

Everyone is a blend of all four personality types—dominance, influence, steadiness and consciousness. There is not right or wrong; most people tend to exhibit one or two styles.


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Where the leader goes, so goes the organization

By Dan O'Brien, CSP

The biggest thing preventing our safety cultures, performance and progress is the mindset of our leaders. Safety will never trickle up in an organization, never!


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Disciplining an injured employee for violating a safety rule

By Mark S. Dreux and Matt Thorne

Disciplining employees for violating safety and health rules is a critical component of any good safety and health program. OSHA's recent policy on employee discipline for violating safety and health rules undercuts the use of such discipline and encourages employees to consider possible claims for retaliation.


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OSHA’s I2P2 idea – Not quite gone and not forgotten

By Tom Lawrence CSP, P.E.

When OSHA released its Spring Regulatory Agenda, the Injury/Illness Prevention Program had been moved to Long Term Action. In the immediately previous regulatory agenda, I2P2 had been on the proposed rule schedule for September 2014.


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Is the Golden Rule selfish?

Since childhood, we have all been raised by the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Many would cite this ethical code as one of their aspirations by which to live, both personally and professionally.


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