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All about cost reduction, case histories and industry best practices. Group leader is Troy Taylor.

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Discussion Forum

Make sure you understand “DREAD” it’s all about change. 1 Reply

Started by Wayne Harris. Last reply by Donald R. Schwenke Nov 6, 2013.

Best Practices - Construction Safety 7 Replies

Started by Karen Fuller. Last reply by Katie Sowinska Sep 26, 2011.

Ladder Safety 5 Replies

Started by Jay D. Rohman. Last reply by Katie Sowinska Sep 26, 2011.

Tool Box Talks 9 Replies

Started by Rick Holm. Last reply by Rick Holm Feb 20, 2011.

How to react to tighter OSHA enforcement on making safety training easily understandable 4 Replies

Started by David Green. Last reply by AIRE Industrial Dec 11, 2010.

Use 5S methods to improve efficiency, safety 3 Replies

Started by David Green. Last reply by David Green Sep 14, 2010.

Lockout/Tagout: New thinking leads to better performance

Started by David Green Mar 15, 2010.

Extension Cord Conundrum 17 Replies

Started by Troy Taylor. Last reply by Jerald Wright, Jr Mar 10, 2010.

Metal working fluids & bacteria 3 Replies

Started by Troy Taylor. Last reply by Troy Taylor Jan 22, 2010.

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Comment by Michelle Sears on April 5, 2010 at 12:27pm
April is Injury Prevention Month - I'd love to hear the ways you prevent injuries in your business.
Comment by Toni Dugas on February 24, 2010 at 12:08pm
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Comment by Michael Moore on December 3, 2009 at 2:38pm
Welcome as part of the team Greg! Maybe all of us "old" dogs working in EHS can share and learn from each other. Great to have you with us.
Comment by Greg Brosey on December 3, 2009 at 2:36pm
Hello everyone. Just joined "Best Practices" today. I am looking forward to "adding my 2 cents worth" every now and then and learning a lot from the group!
Bit about me. Got my BS in Environmental Resourcement Management from PSU then went back to school as an adult and got my MS in Safety Sciences from IUP. Have been working in Safety (and dabbling in Environmental) for about 26 - 27 years now. For the past 3 years, I've been an "embedded" contractor at a local Steel Mill ... love the job and the people! While working at the mill, I've benefitted from working with 5 retired Federal OSHA Compliance Officers (two of whom were Area Directors) all the same time ! Talk about a great learning experience ! That's all I can think of for now.
Comment by Michael Moore on November 29, 2009 at 10:28am
Hello everyone, if you know of any good EHS, Safety jobs, please let me know. I am looking. Thanks.
Comment by Jeffrey Baker, COHC on September 29, 2009 at 5:29pm
Hello Everyone. I too am new here to Safety Community but do look forward to sharing information and ideas with everyone. I am the Industrial Services Manager at Central Florida Speech and Hearing. We provide hearing conservation program management/mobile testing as well as pulmonary testing in Florida and Georgia.
Comment by George Wilson Bowskill on August 25, 2009 at 5:40pm
Hi, to all I am new to safety community, and look forward to chatting with you all,
I am the mechanical engineer at a glass plant, I am also one of the facilities first responder and work closely with the plant safety manager I have just completed my Safety managers course, but have been involved in safety at various levels for the past 20 years both here and in the UK
Comment by Mike Maloney on July 7, 2009 at 5:28pm
Welcome aboard, Ben. I hope you'll find this to be a helpful resource.
Comment by Ben Lenchner on July 1, 2009 at 12:40pm
Hello.. Im new to the community and am looking forward to talking with you. I am the Safety Coordinator for a metal building components manufacturer. I am also a Firefighter & state certified First Responder.
Comment by Arlene Jones on July 1, 2009 at 10:43am
With all of the information I have given to you this should help you understand what I am working toward for companies and their employees. This should also clear up the issue you brought up with OSHA regulations. The H1N1 has made some changes for Safety Professionals to comply with to protect the workforce.

Who Should Plan for a Pandemic

To reduce the impact of a pandemic on your operations, employees, customers and the general public, it is important for all businesses and organizations to begin continuity planning for a pandemic now. Lack of continuity planning can result in a cascade of failures as employers attempt to address challenges of a pandemic with insufficient resources and employees who might not be adequately trained in the jobs they will be asked to perform. Proper planning will allow employers to better protect their employees and prepare for changing patterns of commerce and potential disruptions in supplies or services. Important tools for pandemic planning for employers are located at

The U.S. government has placed a special emphasis on supporting pandemic influenza planning for public and private sector businesses deemed to be critical industries and key resources (CI/KR). Critical infrastructure are the thirteen sectors that provide the production of essential goods and services, interconnectedness and operability, public safety, and security that contribute to a strong national defense and thriving economy. Key resources are facilities, sites, and groups of organized people whose destruction could cause large-scale injury, death, or destruction of property and/or profoundly damage our national prestige and confidence. With 85 percent of the nation's critical infrastructure in the hands of the private sector, the business community plays a vital role in en-suring national pandemic preparedness and response. Additional guidance for CI/KR business is available at:

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Make sure you understand “DREAD” it’s all about change. 1 Reply

5, 2013Now let’s imagine that you have managed to convince the CEO of the business to invest time and money in developing and implementing a new safety management system. You have trained everyone…Continue

Tags: systems, programme, management, Change, Safety

Started by Wayne Harris. Last reply by Donald R. Schwenke Nov 6, 2013.

Best Practices - Construction Safety 7 Replies

I am looking for some examples of companies best practices in construction safety. Thanks.

Started by Karen Fuller. Last reply by Katie Sowinska Sep 26, 2011.

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I am presenting at the Construction Safety Conference   "Ladder Accidents & Violations…an Unnecessary Expense"in Chicago in a couple of week. I am about done with my presentation and would like…Continue

Started by Jay D. Rohman. Last reply by Katie Sowinska Sep 26, 2011.

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