A conversation among pros posted on the LinkedIn EHS Professionals discussion forum
May 27, 2014
Project Safety Facilitator: With the implementation of the CSP and other certifications, why are many safety professionals without proper credentials allowed to have the positions of directors and managers? I have a MS in EHS and experience and credentials, but I still encounter colleagues with only experience and they feel as though education in safety doesn't matter, because they've been doing safety for well over 20 years.
Are all accidents preventable? The idealist says that, under the right circumstances and with early detection of risks and trends, they are. The realist says that given probability, massive exposure to risks, human nature and imperfect performance a certain number of accidents are inevitable.
New Synergist article examines the role of safety professionals in the movie industry
March 14, 2014
With the 2013 awards season recently wrapped up, the limelight is on the Academy Award-winning films, actors, actresses, and directors who walked away with the coveted Oscar trophies. However, the behind-the-scenes workers who make these movies possible are just as crucial to a film’s success—as well as those responsible for making sure that everyone working on movie sets goes home safe and healthy each day.
If safety is not in your job description, are you obligated to mention unsafe work conditions? That was one of the topics that appeared in the responses to a story featured on the ISHN website on July 18: “Safety pro asks, ‘Who can fight for my rights?’”
AIHA calls its members “occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.” That about covers it all. The organization says “members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day.” Note the inclusion of safety.