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It’s a waste of time denying the realities of being human

I Googled “accident definition” and up popped two variations, one I agree with and one I don’t.

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Who do you trust? Replacing cynicism with humanism

Today there is something of a trust gap in society. Just take this test — do you trust:

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Leaders need time to reflect, but who has the time or inclination?

A lecture on “Solitude and Leadership: If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts,” was delivered by William Deresiewicz to the plebe class at the United States Military Academy at West Point in October 2009.

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When it’s “Safety Last”

A mindset that challenges safety & health pros
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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The safety profession needs to be more shrill

A Harvard prof asks: What about safety as a “social movement”?
Robert G. Eccles, a professor of management practice at the Harvard Business School, didn’t mince words when he spoke at a sustainability and safety symposium

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G.M.’s CEO is the latest executive to see the light

Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the bottom right-hand corner of the section “Business Day” in The New York Times, is a boxed photograph of General Motors’ chief executive Mary T. Barra.

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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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Searching for your safety champs

How to find talent for your voluntary activities
Safety and health processes in the workplace are often facilitated by EHS professionals and driven by volunteers.

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Work-life balance? It's really integration

Americans log more hours on the job than anyone in the industrialized world.

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Leadership—the rest of the story

It’s not all about having heart, caring and compassion
My limit has been reached. I’m talking about leadership hero worship.

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By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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