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How safety professionals can survive the shrinking middle class

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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

By Dave Johnson
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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

By Brenda Kay Zylstra
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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
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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
By Phil La Duke

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

By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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
By Dave Johnson
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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
By James E. Leeman Ph.D.
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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

By Nathan Crutchfield and James Roughton
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A management system requires timely and accurate information provided to an organization.


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