About Jonathan Jacobi

Jonathan Jacobi, a Senior Environment, Health and Safety Advisor with UL, has more than 20 years of health and safety leadership experience. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and OSHA Authorized Outreach Trainer who earned graduate and post-graduate degrees in Occupational Health and Safety from Murray State University. Jonathan has played a leadership role in the creation and evolution of the UL Workplace Health and Safety online training library. Jonathan helped establish and currently leads UL’s OSHA Outreach Training Program. His insight and experience managing safety systems is shared with the health and safety community through various forms of consultation and thought leadership such as national seminars, presentations, articles, and white papers.

High-Reliability Safety Relies on Workers

High-Reliability Safety Relies on Workers

Preparing to write this article, I searched for information about critical plans going awry. I was looking for safety incidents illustrating why rigid, unquestioning follow through with initial plans and procedures isn’t always a good idea. Searching for the phrase “following through with a bad plan” provided more safety insight than expected. While search results […]

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Safety System Combats Mismanagement by EHS Assessment

Safety System Combats Mismanagement by EHS Assessment

Here’s a drill that might sound familiar. The corporate office (or some regulator) calls to announce an audit or assessment. Following “the call,” a series of short-notice meetings ensue to direct activities aimed at momentarily cleaning-up the operation to maximize assessment scores. The sprint leaves an organization tired, beleaguered, and for what? Window dressing, a […]

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Work-Related Heat Stress is Seasonal Health & Safety Issue

Work-Related Heat Stress is Seasonal Health & Safety Issue

Summertime heat, exercise, and outdoor work activities can cause heat-related illnesses ranging from heat exhaustion to heat stroke. Being able to recognize the signs of any type of heat-related illness is important, but it’s crucial when you’re putting in an 8-10 hour workday outside in the elements. There are simple preventative actions individuals and employers […]

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