About Dr. Scott Harris

Dr. Scott Harris is the Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety, developing learning content and providing consultative services as part of thought leadership and safety culture development for UL clients. He is a member of the ASSE Oil and Gas Specialty, an advisory member of the Healthcare Practice Specialty and the AIHA Healthcare Working group, and a Course Director and Advisory Board member for the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at UNC – Chapel Hill. A former U.S. EPA Federal On-Scene Coordinator, Scott led and participated in nationally significant response efforts including Space Shuttle Columbia, New Orleans water search and rescue during Hurricane Katrina and BP Deepwater Horizon. Dr. Harris received his PhD in Environmental Science, with a specialization in Disaster and Emergency Management, from Oklahoma State University and holds degrees in Public Health (M.S.) and Geology (B.S.) from Western Kentucky University.

Oh, My Aching Back (Wrist, Shoulder, and Everything Else)

Oh, My Aching Back (Wrist, Shoulder, and Everything Else)

Merriam-Webster defines ergonomics as “a science that deals with designing and arranging things so that people can use them easily and safely.” It is a fairly simple description of a fairly complicated issue. All work involves some movement, even if the task is sedentary. Common examples in the workplace include material handling (lifting, pulling, pushing), […]

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Make Safety Stick. It Can Save Over Millions for Adhesives & Sealants Manufacturers

Make Safety Stick. It Can Save Over Millions for Adhesives & Sealants Manufacturers

The actual costs of workers’ injuries go beyond the obvious (e.g., hiring a temporary employee or covering workers’ compensation claims) and include indirect costs such as lost productivity and bottom-line impact. A lot of data is available to help adhesives and sealants manufacturers determine the actual costs of their workers’ injuries. By The Numbers In […]

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Worker Safety is Crucial Sustainability Component in Retail Trade

Worker Safety is Crucial Sustainability Component in Retail Trade

When you think of sustainability in the retail, you probably think of waste reduction, carbon emission reduction, land use, and supply chains. These are all crucial elements to a sustainability program, but what about the irreplaceable human assets? The Retail Trade sector (NAICS 44-45) employed 13.5% of the 2012 private sector U.S. workforce—about 14.9 million […]

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