For UL, and almost all organizations, having solid planning in place ensures that you’re prepared to deal with emergencies in a controlled manner so that operations remain consistent and customer data is protected. Few companies experience testing of their business continuity capabilities by an event such as the one we encountered when the building housing […]
This week’s Daytona 500 race was full of excitement (wrecks, explosions with lots of fire). First, the race was delayed until Monday for the first time in 54 years due to excessive rain. Then, on Lap 2, Jimmy Johnson and Danica Patrick were taken out due to a clipping from another racer. It’s amazing that […]
My responsibilities as an EHS consultant with UL include sharing workplace safety trends with our staff and clients.
Independent audits and reviews are one very good way of evaluating a program objectively and accurately to determine vulnerabilities and risk. These plans and programs come in many forms and serve many purposes, ranging from EPA and OSHA compliance and Emergency Action Plans to Risk Management Plans, worst-case scenarios and Off-site Consequence Analysis to SPCC […]
For reasons that are too complicated to explain, I had the chance to meet with a Tarot card reader. I learned that my dog is incredibly happy, but I’ll want to keep an eye on her front right paw. Once we got those important matters settled, the card reader asked me what I wanted to […]
I am writing this blog while cruising at 39,000 feet traveling for ASSE’s SeminarFest.
Each year brings major news stories that illustrate the terrible consequences of inadequate safety, risk management and governance practices. 2012 is proving to be no different with a cruise ship catastrophe, mere weeks into the year. As of this writing – there are 11 people confirmed dead and 21 missing; and criticism has been rampant […]
I’m frequently asked my opinion about the most effective training format. Browsing through LinkedIn safety posts, I came across an interesting conversation where a safety manager was inquiring about the best way to conduct new hire orientation. This person was considering computer-based methods as an alternative to instructor-led training.
Congratulations to our technical support representative Colby Laughter, who was recognized as Help Desk Analyst of the Year by the HDI Music City chapter. Whether it’s taking care of our customers, supporting teammates, or improving our processes, he always takes it to the next level. I’m privileged to have Colby on our team and I […]
Training: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners
There has been a flurry of inquiries lately about when the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) certified National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners program will go into effect. The program has been under review for so long that people are starting to wonder if it will ever come to fruition.