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When senior leaders get a dangerous “exemption”

April 25, 2014

My name is Jason Swaim and I am a reader of your magazine. I read an article you wrote entitled "Leadership- The rest of the story.” The company I work for sent the whole company leadership, including myself, to "Dave Ramsey's Entre-Leadership program."


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From Dubai (or anywhere in the world) – one vision, one standard

April 24, 2014

I am very fortunate to be able to travel the world through my work. I just got back from Dubai and had a great trip!  It is so interesting to see other parts of the world and experience different cultures. In fact, I spoke to a group with participants from every corner of the world, and I do mean every corner.


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How the EHS System can optimize your organization’s incident rate

April 21, 2014
To maintain a high level of safety within your organization, the ability to be proactive in addressing all incidents that occur is key.


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NY manufacturing co. reduces workers’ comp costs by $200,000

OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program used at facilities in five states
April 18, 2014

VonRoll USA, Inc. -- which manufactures insulating materials, resins, varnishes and mica -- has decreased its injury and illnesses rates to “considerably below industry averages,” according to OSHA, which worked with the company under its On-site Consultation Program.


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Safety: Finding the Right Mix of Idealism and Realism

April 17, 2014

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.


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How to create a safety culture: 3 easy steps

April 16, 2014
There is a lot of emphasis placed on the importance of creating a “safety culture” within an organization – but what does this mean? And how do you do it?


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From the online “EHS Professionals” discussion group

How do you deal with abusive workers in your workplace?

Question posed by Tamara, a health and safety professional
April 16, 2014

A company should have a Code of Conduct that is understood through training and sign offs. After that it's a matter of implementation and enforcement. Usually these behaviors are a sign of larger issues that must be investigated and dealt with.


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Safety Excellence: The six critical components

April 15, 2014
Dr. Dan Petersen was one of the great safety pioneers of the last 50 years.
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Cardinal rules – Influencing noncompliance

April 8, 2014

Our personal risk tolerance is directly influenced by the severity of the outcome. If there is a high cost associated with a risk, we are more prone to comply with the rules set in place. While writing this post, I am reminded of today’s airline industry.


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Contractor safety management – A frontier in safety that must be improved

April 1, 2014

A number of companies have made significant improvements to their safety cultures. Their progress is so dramatic, they often come to the realization that it is highly probable that their next fatality will come from a contractor they hire. To safety leaders, this is not an acceptable risk.


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EVENTS

Gas Detectors: The most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors

Contact: Adam Thomas
Learn the most common mistakes people make when using atmospheric monitors. Join Bob Henderson from GFG Instrumentation for this educational webinar. Read More

What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Global Harmonization & Hazard Communication Standard

11/14/13
In 2012, OSHA enacted its Global Harmonization Standard which included significant changes to its Hazard Communication Standard. Join Ed Foulke Jr. as he provides a detailed explanation of OSHA’s changes to the Hazard Communication Standard and discuss steps that your organization can take to meet your obligations under this new standard. Read More

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

5/20/14
Online
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

Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership

6/18/14
WCC Complex, Harvard Law School
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
United States
Learn to create a culture open to sustainability, enhance organizational performance through green growth, and identify best practices for driving sustainability.

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Radiological Emergency Planning: Terrorism, Security, and Communication

7/28/14
Harvard School of Public Health
655 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States
You will gain skills to effectively plan for and respond to radiological emergencies as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the public during a crisis.

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National Safety Congress & Expo

9/15/14
San Diego, CA
United States
The NSC Congress & Expo is your opportunity to meet with thousands of safety, health and environmental professionals who share the desire to better themselves.

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