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ISHN editors and invited workplace safety and health thought leaders offer their cutting-edge views on the profession’s critical issues.

Would you like me to watch out for your safety off the job?

By John Drebinger Jr.
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I was sitting in my car after church waiting for my wife. As I sat there, someone got into the truck next to me.


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Run, Hide, Fight: Responding to an active shooter

By Bo Mitchell
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Since Sandy Hook, I get asked daily about "RUN, HIDE, FIGHT," the new response to an active shooter on a campus or in a workplace.


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Clark Kent – Developing Super-visors

Why frontline leadership is a major factor in every organization’s success.
By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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Fostering excellence in front-line leadership continues to be a significant need in the world today. 


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Keep risk assessment out of OSHA’s hands

By Tom Lawrence CSP, P.E.
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A commentary appeared in a recent edition of a national safety magazine.


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Wake up: The life you save may be mine

How a lack of sleep can affect worker safety
By Phil La Duke
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Tens of millions are spent reminding workers to work safely and be mindful of the many hazards they will inevitably face in the course of their workdays, but scare little focus has been cast on one of the biggest contributors to workplace injuries: the lack of sleep.


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Lose two fingers and be a safety champion?

The importance of educating workers about safety culture
By John Drebinger Jr.
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Have you ever had a discussion with someone who honestly believed they held safety as a value, yet they were so off the mark you were left speechless?


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A Level-One world

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

I use a concept called the Six Levels of Safety Performance as a practical model that takes an organization from a fundamental safety regs approach all the way through to an organization that is passionately engaged in leading the relentless pursuit of a zero-incident safety culture.


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“Don’t wear seat belts for safety”

"I would rather be in charge of my choices"

I read your rules article in the March 2013 issue of ISHN and would add that someone should point out the dangers of seat belts. My philosophy is that everything in life is a trade off. You say wear the beat belt for safety. I say don't wear the seat belt for safety.


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How often has someone you love driven under the influence unknowingly?

By John Drebinger Jr.

My wife and her friends love to go wine tasting. I am the perfect chauffeur as I don't drink and never have. This way no one has to give up anything to be the "designated driver."


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The greatest threat to safety might be your safety training

By Phil La Duke

To assert that most safety training sucks is to reveal no great insight; it’s practically an O’Henry short story: training professionals steer clear of safety courses for fear they might miss some important point and imperil the learners and safety professionals lack the requisite knowledge of knowledge of adult education to construct an effective course.


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