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NSC 2014 Speaker Q&A with Terry Mathis: The boss of work should be the boss of safety

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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Terry Mathis, who presented a talk on “Should the Safety Department Manage Safety” at the National Safety Congress & Expo, Sept 15-17, in San Diego.


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NSC 2014 Speaker Q&A with Shawn Galloway: Individual careers evolve from being the grunt to the guru

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ISHN conducted an exclusive interview with Shawn Galloway, who presented a talk on “Becoming a Rising Star – The Ideal Safety Career Path” at the National Safety Congress & Expo, Sept 15-17, in San Diego.


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GE embraces human and organizational performance

By Dave Johnson
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Mistakes will happen. It’s human error. People are people working within the context of systems, so GE takes people out of the equation and focuses on risk, the risks of the systems that employees work within, said Ann R. Klee, the VP for Environment, Health and Safety at GE, speaking at the opening session of the 30th annual meeting (Aug.  25-28) of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA), in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington DC.


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Flying in a cloudbank of hazards with no instruments

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I’ve been in the safety business for 45 years.


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Firms are like the Titanic – thought to be invincible

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Something is wrong — possibly our conventional safety management principles and science are not only losing their impact, but are now contributing to failure. 


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When it’s “Safety Last”

A mindset that challenges safety & health pros
By Dave Johnson
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We are going through a news cycle now when it can be too easy to argue that too often safety is the last thing people are thinking about.


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How to be a change agent

Seek lasting change, not singular event changes
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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Safety pros can effect change by (1) rethink how change happens, (2) prep for change, and (3) seize the opportunity to effect lasting change.


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GE VP Speech at VPPPA

GE’s philosophy: Fix systems, not people

By Dave Johnson
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By ISHN Editor Dave Johnson, reporting from the annual VPPPA conference: Mistakes will happen, it’s human error, people are people working within the context of systems, so GE takes people out of the equation and focuses on risk, the risks of the systems that employees work within, said Ann R. Klee, the VP for Environment, Health and Safety at GE, speaking at the opening session of the 30th annual meeting of the Voluntary Protection Program Participants’ Association (VPPPA), in National Harbor, MD, outside of Washington DC.


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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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ASSE recognizes three members as Fellows and Safety Educator of the Year

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The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) has awarded three members, Gary Barnett of Ocean New Jersey, Thomas Cecich of Apex, North Carolina and Don Jones, Sr. from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Fellow Honor, its highest distinction, recognizing their lifetime of commitment to worker safety and their leadership in the occupational health and safety field.


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Corporate Safety Management

9/15/14
Des Plaines, IL
United States
Corporate Safety Management provides a forum to share challenges, craft solutions, and implement the necessary skills to be successful in positioning safety in your organization.

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A gallery of photos from the sprawling Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 8-11. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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