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  • Jan 5, 2017
    Commentary

    EHSFIT: New Year, New You

    New Year’s resolutions. Diet. Exercise. Quit smoking. Eat right. As EHS professionals, health and safety go hand-in-hand. There are a mass of articles right now touting how 2017 finally will be your year to get fit or be healthy. They’re published to get you excited and make you sign the dotted line for that year-long gym membership....More
  • Dec 1, 2016
    Commentary

    False Positive: Employers Should Re-Examine Drug Testing Policies 2

    As safety professionals and HR personnel, we have our employees conduct random, post-accident and new-hire drug tests as a condition for hire. Although the medical reviewing officer (MRO), gives them what they consider adequate time to submit proof of medication, what happens when they can't produce it because they have truly never even tried any drugs? Do we terminate the employee? Do we decide not to hire them? ...More
  • Oct 27, 2016
    Commentary

    Sincerely Stefanie: Upcoming M. Night Shyamalan Movie "Split" Vilifies Mental Illness 3

    I went to Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, a town about an hour or so southeast of the state capital of Columbus. Located a short walk from campus is the former Athens Mental Health Center, also known as The Ridges. The vast 1,000 acre hospital complex has a lurid history, known for experimental procedures such as the lobotomy. At its peak, the hospital treated more than 1,800 patients....More

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