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Why Kathy Seabrook Believes in a Global Safety Perspective

Why Kathy Seabrook Believes in a Global Safety Perspective

It was 1990, and the European directives on safety and health at work were coming into use. Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFIOSH, EurOSHM, now the president of Global Solutions Inc., was an American expat working in the U.K.
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How to Make a CFO-Proof Case for Safety Training

How to Make a CFO-Proof Case

One of the biggest challenges safety professionals face is demonstrating the impact that safety has on the bottom line. Making a CFO-proof case for safety training can go a long way toward ensuring that the C-Suite recognizes the value of occupational safety and health and how it affects business performance.
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Why Deb Roy Says Total Worker Health is the Way of the Future

Why Deb Roy Says Total Worker Health is the Way of the Future

Total worker health. This phrase encompasses many different things and can mean different things to different people as they think about what it means to be healthy. For safety professionals, it’s a more comprehensive way of thinking about how they can Improve workplace safety and worker well-being.
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Five Ways Las Vegas is a Surprisingly Professional Town

Five Ways Las Vegas is a Surprisingly Professional Town

When many people think of Las Vegas, images of neon lights, spectacular shows, buffets, dancing fountains and striking it rich come to mind. Las Vegas is much more than that, however, and it can prove it. With a growing economy, expanding workforce and strong academic community, there are many facts about Las Vegas that may surprise you. Here are five things you may not know about Las Vegas and how it’s a surprisingly professional town.
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Safety Certification or Certificate: Which Is Best for You?

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The words “certification” and “certificate” sound similar. But in safety and many other professions, they signify very different things.

Both safety certifications and certificates can help you learn what you need to succeed, and many people ultimately earn varieties of both throughout their careers. If you’re deciding where to start, the first step is to assess where you are in your career. For example, some new college graduates start with a certification that will help them land their dream jobs. Some mid-career safety professionals seek out certificates that will help them move seamlessly into new industries.
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Communicating And Managing Risk

Thomas Kramer

One of the greatest challenges safety professionals face is managing the risks associated with an operation. Risk management depends in large part on effectively communicating risks to decision makers who have the power to address those risks, and instituting appropriate controls to mitigate risks and hazards.
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Human and Organizational Performance

Human and Organizational Performance

The human and organizational performance approach to safety understands that workplaces are complex and that many factors can lead to incidents and near-hits. There is not always one readily identifiable root cause of incidents, and in many cases, several factors contributed to an event.
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SeminarFest 2018 Preview: Effective Fall Protection Programs & Fall Protection Certificate Workshop – Thomas Kramer

Thomas Kramer At SeminarFest 2018, Thomas Kramer, P.E., CSP, managing principal of LJB Inc., will instruct an Effective Fall Protection Programs course, as well as the first ever Fall Protection Certificate Workshop. These sessions will teach attendees fall protection in accordance with the ANSI Z359 family of standards. Topics include conducting fall hazard assessments, establishing and evaluating the effectiveness of a managed fall protection program, understanding fall protection system use, limitations and restrictions, and developing fall protection system use and rescue procedures.
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SeminarFest 2018 Preview: 7 Insights Into Safety Leadership – Kristen Bell

7 Insights Into Safety Leadership

What does it take to be a great safety leader? Over a long career in OSH, Kristen Bell, partner at Krause Bell Group, has developed a number of insights into answering that question.
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SeminarFest 2018 Preview: From Project Manager to Project Leader – Heath Suddleson

Heath Suddleson At SeminarFest 2018, Heath Suddleson, PSP/DTM PID, president at the Project Leadership Academy, will present “From Project Manager to Project Leader.” In this course, Suddleson will discuss some skills that distinguish a project manager from a project leader, and how an OSH professional can implement those skills to drive success on projects and in companies.
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Seven Fundamental Leadership Lessons

Seven Fundamental Leadership Lessons

OSH professionals are always looking for tools to engage employees in safety efforts. While there are several skills a company can utilize to drive safety improvement, here are seven fundamental leadership lessons to help bring a team to a self-directed motivational state.
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How to Write a Company Health & Safety Plan

Follow these best practices for writing a workplace health and safety plan.

How to Write a Company Health & Safety Plan

As an OSH professional, part of your job is to create a health and safety plan for your company. With so many stakeholders - employees, mid-level managers, company leadership—this may seem like quite a challenge.
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5 Signs You Need to Improve Employee Safety Training

Signs You Need to Improve Your Employee Safety Training

5 Signs You Need to Improve Employee Safety Training

Workplace injury risks are not something to take lightly.

Whether you operate in the public or private sector, every employee in your company should have sufficient safety training.

It matters just as much for a new hire as it does for senior-level executive, and it applies to any industry. Work-related injuries can affect a construction worker on a busy site just as much as they can an administrative assistant in an office building.

Safety is everyone's concern, which means that proper employee safety training is everyone's responsibility.

Not sure how well your training is performing?
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My Insights from SeminarFest

First-time attendee, Mario Hidalgo, shares his experience at ASSP's SeminarFest 2017

Mario Hidalgo

Overall Experience

SeminarFest overall was a great experience! With this being my first time attending, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a well-organized event and this reflects the hard work from the ASSP Staff.
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SeminarFest 2017 Preview: Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant

Deborah Roy is one of several SeminarFest speakers ASSE is featuring in anticipation of SeminarFest 2017, set to take place Feb 9-16, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. She recently talked with us about Becoming an Effective Independent Consultant, one of the seminars she will present at this year’s SeminarFest.

How has the course evolved over the past 18 years?
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