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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.

From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

By David Sarkus MS, CSP

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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Why should PPE be ergonomic? Top five reasons

By Tony Skelton

For most of us, our work has a pretty sizeable impact on our lives. Our ability to do our job – and to do it well – is something which we all value, for a variety of reasons. As such, it is no surprise that we should also value the equipment which helps us do a good job day in and day out.


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Personal risk assessment – complacency

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP

Repetitive tasks exist in most workplaces and wherever they’re present, so too is a frustrating safety risk. It seems like the more we perform a particular task, the better we should be at it. I guess that is true for the first few times we do a task, but then our human minds have a tendency to wander.


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An employer’s responsibility toward temporary workers

By Paul Giannetti

April 29th marks the one-year anniversary of OSHA’s Temporary Workers Initiative, which was launched to increase focus on the safety of temporary workers and ensure their protection from workplace hazards.


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What is a safety program policy?

By Linda Light
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In conducting OSHA training, I’ve found a common misconception about what a safety program policy is.


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Six simple ways to change your life

By Phil La Duke
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Years ago I worked in talent development for one of the largest faith-based healthcare systems in the United States. I left it to pursue other career goals but it never left me, at least not completely.


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How to create a safety culture: 3 easy steps

By Alison Grenkie
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There is a lot of emphasis placed on the importance of creating a “safety culture” within an organization – but what does this mean? And how do you do it?


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Over-confidence in protection & rescue – Conduct a personal risk assessment

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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A corollary to over-confidence in equipment is having too much confidence in our personal protective equipment (PPE).


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Safety Excellence: The six critical components

By Mike Williamsen Ph.D., CSP
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Dr. Dan Petersen was one of the great safety pioneers of the last 50 years.
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Learn all you can about your safety audience

By John Drebinger Jr.

As I was catching up on the goings on of my friends and family on Facebook, I stumbled on a story of a teacher who truly knows how to communicate with students. First, the teacher made it a part of the job as a communicator to know and understand the audience. We, as safety leaders need to do the same.


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