Haws® is pleased to announce that Quality and Compliance Manager, Melanie Mayer has been recognized by EHS Daily Advisor for Young Safety Professional Excellence.
Melanie has led many efforts to enhance safety and quality programs at Haws. Such activities include managing safety and quality teams, ensuring that safety standards and practices are communicated and adhered to by all employees regardless of their title, developing a LEAN Manufacturing internal training program, driving the SHARP (Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) certification, to name a few.
Corrie discusses Safety I, Safety II, and Safety III. Safety I is the current practice—injury prevention. It is slowly evolving into Safety II, which emphasizes human performance and systems controls. Safety III holds out the promise of reinventing the profession.
Sheila Eads, President and Chief Executive Officer of ERB Industries was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), at the association’s Annual Meeting in Arlington, VA. Craig Wallentine, Global Business Development Manager from DowDuPont, was elected Vice Chairman.
I've heard many safety professionals proudly declare that - "I'm not the Safety Police!" But what's wrong with being the Safety Police? • Police's mere presence on the road is a visual reminder to follow safe driving rules. People never drive more safely than they are near a patrol car. What's wrong with that?
A conversation among pros posted on the LinkedIn EHS Professionals discussion forum
May 27, 2014
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.
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.
New Synergist article examines the role of safety professionals in the movie industry
March 14, 2014
With the 2013 awards season recently wrapped up, the limelight is on the Academy Award-winning films, actors, actresses, and directors who walked away with the coveted Oscar trophies. However, the behind-the-scenes workers who make these movies possible are just as crucial to a film’s success—as well as those responsible for making sure that everyone working on movie sets goes home safe and healthy each day.
If safety is not in your job description, are you obligated to mention unsafe work conditions? That was one of the topics that appeared in the responses to a story featured on the ISHN website on July 18: “Safety pro asks, ‘Who can fight for my rights?’”
AIHA calls its members “occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.” That about covers it all. The organization says “members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day.” Note the inclusion of safety.