Best Practices


12 ideas to improve your safety programs

Major innovations to small tweaks
April 1, 2014
Looking to improve your worksite safety and environmental health programs?

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OSHA's annotated PELs and OELs

March 4, 2014
The following quiz will help determine if you understand the changing landscape of chemical management and use of occupational exposure limits (OELs).

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Many U.S. health protections lag behind or don’t exist

February 3, 2014
Where do U.S. workplace conditions stand among other countries and how do these conditions influence the health of our nation? Let’s take a snapshot of conditions.

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Science wars: Are you a solider for truth?

Evaluate the evidence and make your risk determination
January 2, 2014
In November 2013 the American Council on Science and Health ridiculed Scientific American for publishing junk science.

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Time to transition to safer chemicals

The flood of new chemical risk information won’t stop
December 5, 2013
To maintain pace with best practices, you need to get your workplace chemical management program well beyond OSHA compliance within approximately the next 24 months.

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Can’t get a handle on the OS&H workforce

So many people contribute to safety it’s hard to quantify it
November 4, 2013
When we visualize data in the NIOSH funded report, crunch numbers, and acquire additional data, who OS&H pros are just doesn't add up.

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How to update your managers on GHS

How to update your managers on GHS
October 2, 2013
Here are 10 pointers to consider when communicating to management.

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Choking on an overdose of credentials?

The EHS field is not fully defined in scope and function
August 1, 2013
If you hold the CSP, OHST or CHST, the BCSP will allow you to fast-track to obtain a CET.

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How to stop a bad guy (gently)

Safeway suspended an employee who stopped an assault
July 9, 2013
In May, 2012 Safeway meat counter employee, Ryan Young, stopped a man from assaulting a pregnant store customer.

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How should you respond to an active shooter?

The Department of Homeland Security developed a website that provides all necessary training materials to deal with an active shooter
June 7, 2013
Where and when the next mass shooting event will occur cannot be known, but thinking it can’t be your workplace is naïve.

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Engage, Motivate, Reward.....Repeat: The proven tactic for long-term safe behavior

Contact: Adam Thomas
This presentation will cover examples of engagement tactics that were deployed and others where they could have been deployed to affect behavior change, recognition’s role in facilitating employee engagement, benefits of reinforcing safe work habits with a rewards component and best practices, common mistakes, and available resources for success. Read More


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