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Keeping pace with the best: Here’s how to keep up with best safety practices

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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A reader of this column recently asked me, “How does someone keep up with best safety practices?” There is no easy answer.


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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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Age-friendly safety strategies

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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One in every five American workers will be over the age of 65 by 2015, and one in four Americans will be over 55 by 2020, according to NIOSH’s webpage “Healthy Aging at Work” established in March 2014.


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The rise of city-state health & safety laws

Are you ready for the local consequences?
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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Smoke-free workplaces are the norm across the nation.


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12 ideas to improve your safety programs

Major innovations to small tweaks
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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Looking to improve your worksite safety and environmental health programs?


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OSHA's annotated PELs and OELs

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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

By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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
By Dan Markiewicz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM
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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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Engage, Motivate, Reward.....Repeat: The proven tactic for long-term safe behavior

5/20/14
Online
Contact: Adam Thomas

On Demand 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.

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