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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.

Dr. Michaels, don your flak jacket

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By Dave Johnson

The long wait is over. Last night, the U.S. Senate officially confirmed David Michaels, Ph.D, MPH, as assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health.
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The coming OSHA war

By Dave Johnson, ISHN Editor

The irresistible force of 20+ years of organized labor’s pent-up demand for OSHA action will meet the immovable object of organized business resistance.
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A dying profession?

By Jeff LaBelle, CIH, CSP

Unless national organizations begin stepping up high school and college age recruitment efforts, the entire landscape of the safety professional will change and soon.
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Videotape dangerous operations to reduce fatalities

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By Gary Rosenblum

If good video of the event is available to the public, even a single death can launch national coverage.
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Imbalance of values

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By Todd Guenther

Our country’s true Heroes – teachers, firefighters, police and military are struggling to make ends meet for themselves and their families.
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Our future is ours to define and implement

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It’s time to begin digesting and understanding what has happened recently but also what has been occurring over the last several years

by Aaron Chen, MPH, CIH
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Safety, but at what cost?

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I got let go because I was not billable.

by Barry R. Weissman, REM, CSP, CHMM, CHS-V, CIPS
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My friend, Senator Kennedy, who can fill his shoes?

We have lost another icon, some people would even call him a saint…

by Ron Hayes
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Recession impact: Has your EHS program been “devastated”? “No effect”?

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By Dave Johnson

A new John Zogby poll finds one-third of U.S. adults describe being seriously impacted by the current recession, including 14 percent who say their households have been "devastated." Also, only 41 percent of all adults expect their household financial situations to return to pre-recession conditions.

What about you personally, and your safety and health program?
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An overview of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative

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By Chris Laszcz-Davis, CIH, MS, REA

In 2007, Governor Schwarzenegger created the California Green Chemistry Initiative stating “a comprehensive and unified approach is needed to ensure good, accountable policy”. He encouraged the legislature and all interested parties to participate in the development of this Initiative. In April 2007, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), led by Director Maureen Gorsen, was tasked with developing the Initiative.
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