Safety Leadership en SLC 2017 Speaker Q&A: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls of Lockout/Tagout <div class="field-deck"> This upcoming session at EHS Today’s Safety Leadership Conference discusses some of the challenges confounding employers about lockout/tagout and offers guidance to employers to maintain compliance with OSHA’s lockout/tagout standard. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Collin Warren, a partner with Fisher Phillips, knows that lockout/tagout (LOTO) is one of the most demanding compliance issues for employers. As such, it generates OSHA citations that can be difficult to defend.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership OSHA Training News OSHA Enforcement Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:19:00 +0000 55751 at Safety 2017: The 7 Cs of Success <div class="field-deck"> Tom Morris, published author, philosopher and professor, spoke to ASSE Safety 2017 attendees about what mindsets are needed to achieve success. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A smile never left the face of Tom Morris as he energetically spoke to the general session audience at Safety 2017 in Denver.<br /> <br /> Aptly nicknamed, &ldquo;World&rsquo;s Happiest Philosopher,&rdquo; Morris drew on personal experiences as well as those of his friends to demonstrate the 7 Cs of Success. The key elements in the mantra are needed to meet and exceed any goals in life, he told attendees.</p> <p>The 7 Cs involve both inner and external mindsets and skillsets a person must realize in order to move forward and obtain success. They include:</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Safety 2016 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:35:00 +0000 55711 at SLC 2017: Speaker Q&A: Achieving Safety Excellence in Small- to Mid-Sized Companies <div class="field-deck"> Smaller companies present a different set of challenges when it comes to workplace safety. Speakers Bob Toohey and Paul English will tell 2017 Safety Leadership Conference attendees about what best practices they can use to achieve safety excellence. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>EHS Today&#39;s</em> 2017&nbsp;Safety Leadership Conference will be held in Atlanta, Sept. 11-13. &nbsp;Bob Toohey,&nbsp;CSP,<em>&nbsp;</em>Continental Mills will speak along with&nbsp;Paul English, safety director,&nbsp;CMC Steel Texas, in a session about using critical thinking and best practices to achieve overall safety excellence. This discussion&nbsp;is part of the Safety and Risk Management Track. Here is a preview about what to expect during the presentation.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:04:00 +0000 55701 at The Importance of Safe Behavior (Cannot Be Stressed Enough) <div class="field-byline"> David R. Leng </div> <div class="field-deck"> Regulations alone cannot improve safety. Buy-in at all levels is needed to change the culture. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although OSHA-compliant, many employers continue to have injured employees. DuPont demonstrated this point through a study of over 40,000 injuries, where it was revealed that unsafe actions caused over 80 percent of injuries. This illustrates that in order to reduce injuries, you need to improve your safety culture.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership OSHA News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:10:00 +0000 55641 at <p>Make safety everyone&rsquo;s responsibility, not just that of the loss control department or safety professionals on staff. Safety and productivity can work in harmony. In fact, the desired safer behavior can lead to increased production and profit.</p> Thinkstock Safety 2017: Q&A with Jeremy Bethancourt <div class="field-deck"> ASSE named Jeremy Bethancourt the 2017 recipient for its Safety Professional of the Year award. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>ASSE formally will honor Jeremy Bethancourt, LeBlanc Building Co.&nbsp;director of health, safety and training, at Safety 2017, which will be held June 19-22 in Denver.&nbsp;</p> <p>In an interview with <em>EHS Today</em>, Bethancourt explains what receiving the award means to him as well as what safety measures EHS managers can take to protect workers from heat exposure, falls and distracted driving.</p> <p><em><strong>How did you get involved in a safety role? Can you please give readers a little bit of your background.</strong></em></p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership News Thu, 15 Jun 2017 15:44:00 +0000 55611 at SLC 2017 Speaker Q&A: Navigating the Changing Currents of OSHA <div class="field-deck"> Navigating OSHA regulations and employment law is never easy, but speakers Todd Logsdon and Barry Spurlock explore recent OSHA rule and policy changes during their session in the Compliance Track at the 2017 Safety Leadership Conference. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>EHS Today is conducting Q&amp;As with speakers scheduled to present at the Safety Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Sept. 11-13. Todd Logsdon is a partner with Fisher Phillips and he will be co-presenting with Barry Spurlock, assistant professor, Eastern Kentucky University. Their session is scheduled for the Compliance Track.</p> <p><strong>EHS Today:</strong>&nbsp;What is the title of your presentation for EHS Today&rsquo;s Safety Leadership Conference 2017?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership OSHA News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 15:21:00 +0000 55601 at SLC 2017: Safety Leadership: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly <div class="field-deck"> Brian Grossguth will tell attendees why emotional intelligence is key to safety leadership during his Sept. 12 session at SLC 2017 in Atlanta. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>EHS Today&rsquo;s</em> Safety Leadership Conference will arrive in Atlanta Sept. 11 and conclude on Sept. 13. During the event, attendees will learn best practices in the following&nbsp;tracks: Safety &amp; Risk Management, Safety Technology, Construction and Compliance.</p> <p>The goal of the 2017 Safety Leadership Conference is to guide EHS managers to understand their roles, communicate to others about the safety process and improve the safety culture at their companies through session presentations, workshops, plant tours and keynote speakers.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Safety News Wellness Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:06:00 +0000 55591 at Thinkstock Superheroes of Safety: Who Inspires Us? <div class="field-byline"> Sandy Smith </div> <div class="field-deck"> Who inspired you in the past or inspires you now to work safe and work smart? Whose name pops into your mind if I ask: "Who do you consider to be an EHS leader?" </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few weeks ago, I asked these questions of our audience members: &quot;Who do you consider to be an EHS leader?&quot; &quot;Who motivated you to become a safety professional?&quot; and &quot;Who engages your brain when it comes to occupational safety and health?&quot;</p> <p>The response was amazing. I was hoping for three or four names that I could integrate into our traditional &quot;50 EHS Leaders&quot; roundup. Instead, this project took on a life of its own.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EHS Today Magazine Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 13 Jun 2017 16:13:00 +0000 55571 at Tesla: Is Safety Sacrificed to Production? <div class="field-deck"> A recent report from California group Worksafe claims Tesla’s total recordable injury and illness rates are significantly higher than the average for the automobile industry and Tesla fires back. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In April, workers at Tesla&rsquo;s facility in Fremont, Calif. requested copies of the company&rsquo;s OSHA Form 300, the log of work-related injuries and illnesses. An analysis of that data conducted by Worksafe, a California-based organization, appears to have shocked even Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who reportedly vowed to speak to injured workers and to perform their jobs tasks to experience first-hand their work process and safety challenges.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Safety Leadership Safety News Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:09:00 +0000 55521 at Tesla President Thomas Cecich: The Beat Goes On for ASSE <div class="field-deck"> Tom Cecich, CSP, CIH, is the outgoing president of the American Society of Safety Engineers. In an interview with EHS Today, he discusses the challenges the safety profession faces with the change in government administration as well as the strategic vision of the organization and the safety profession. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Change is the name of the game for Tom Cecich. During his tenure as president of ASSE, he has seen a shift in the way the organization utilizes technology for communication and education, worked directly with other board members on ASSE&#39;s first name change in 100 years and witnessed the outcome of a presidential election.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> EHS Today Magazine Safety Leadership Safety Tue, 06 Jun 2017 14:22:00 +0000 55421 at