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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.

Sustainability and EHS pros: It's a no brainer

Sustainability is NOT spin in major corporations. It is about survival.
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Do you go with a management flow? Do you represent a management first?

I hope you reply because these questions are at the heart of workplace safety jobs.
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Poor education in the U.S. will hurt workplace safety

As far as our governments and corporations go, it’s all politics and optics. (bottom line) Most of the time the politicians and corporate leaders have no clue as to what goes on in safety and occupational health (S&OH) at their organizations.
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A conversation killer: “Ah, safety is only a regulatory thing”

I don't think companies shy away from talking about their safety performance, good or bad, because there is a lack of interests, OSHA paranoia, or inside counsel has frowned on discussing it publicly out of fear of lawsuits, even though some of this may exist in every company. I think the reason is much more simple and straightforward.
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Why can't I blog honestly about safety?

What’s up with not talking public on safety? Here's my (hopefully unbiased) reasoning in a word: FEAR!
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At age 72, “SafetyMan” still has the fire in his belly

At age 72, it seems right to retire and move back to my roots (NEBRASKA) so I announced my retirement. There was a big party, lots of gifts, lots of nice things said about me. Then I packed up and left. I retired for 12 hours and did not like it. An opportunity came my way...
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Companies talk up safety — but don’t want to talk about it

The fellow sitting next to me asked if we did these kinds of company profiles in ISHN. I said, “No, actually, a lot of companies don’t want to talk much about their safety.”

“Why’s that?” he asked.
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I2P2 will not be the end of human civilization

I must say that I'm amazed at the near-hysteria of some of your readers about having an OSHA leadership that actually tries to do its job rather than just process VPP applications and praise corporate declarations of their "commitment to excellence."
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"The Young Guns of Environmental, Health and Safety"

At the past several conferences that I've been to, I struggled to find more than 5% of the attendees under 45 years old.
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In my 50s and on the right track

After reading your article on the Second Half of Your Life, I realized that I am on the right track in what I am doing.
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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

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2014 October

This issue features articles about PPE safety and OSHA standards

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE


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