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How safety professionals can survive the shrinking middle class

On April 30th, Dave Johnson published an ISHN blog post entitled, Can the safety and health profession survive the demise of the middle class?1 I was curious about the question and offered the following response.


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How to develop safety skills versus safety knowledge

Credential mills flourish because few people take the time to understand how the numerous and varied credentials from a state driver’s license, school diploma, and whatever title, such as CPR certification, are legally and ethically bestowed upon individuals.


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Safety & health pros come in all stripes and colors

There’s no such animal as the stereotypical safety and health pro. I’ll run through my own “who’s who” list of industry-based safety and health pros who have made an impression on me.


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Help support ASSE’s Family Scholarship Fund

The Family Scholarship Fund (FSF) debuted at Safety 2013. One year later, as the fund balance stands at more than $100,000 and the first recipient has been selected, Henshaw is optimistic about how far this program can reach.


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Educated safety pros versus safety pros with experience – what’s the difference?

A conversation among pros posted on the LinkedIn EHS Professionals discussion forum

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.


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I would never belong to a group that would have me as a member

The rise of the self-loathing safety professional

Recently I was talking to colleagues on the subject of talking to strangers on airplanes. Like many safety professionals I spend a fair amount of time crammed into an uncomfortable seat, breathing stale air, and having my space invaded by a mouth-breather whose idea of a good trip is chatting up the stranger beside him.


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20 tips for being a corporate diplomat

Essentially all managers know the likelihood of going to jail for safety violations is practically zero.


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Do safety pros hate their bosses?

A Yahoo news story doesn’t paint a pretty picture
Whoa, you’re treading on thin, very politically incorrect ground here when one uses the word “hate.”


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You’ve been promoted to manage, now what?

Once they like you, the cats you herd are good companions
Clients and students of mine ask what they need to do to one day be chosen for the ES&H vice president role.


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Enhance your safety curator’s toolbox

A management system requires timely and accurate information provided to an organization.


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ASSE's Safety 2013 Review

A photo gallery from the Las Vegas Convention Center, where ASSE’s annual professional development conference was held June 24 to 27. All photos courtesy of the American Society of Safety Engineers.

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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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ISHN JAN 2015 COVER

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Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

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FDO JAN 2015 COVER

 

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