Attending the ASSE national conference this week opened my eyes to new and innovative ideas coming out in the fields of safety and health. Walking and looking around the expo floor showed a plethora of new safety equipment and techniques to help employees work in safer environments.
This week, I attended Safety 2011 —The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) national conference. As an occupational safety and health graduate student, I was blown away by the learning opportunities available at Safety 2011. My favorite part was attending the informative seminars – especially Wild Wacky Effective Training and Culture vs. Climate.
An affinity for acronyms may not be a prerequisite for a career as a safety and health professional — but it helps. Our day-to-day responsibilities require us to know dozens of abbreviations. And though we share the same fundamental mission — keeping employees safe, healthy and on the job — we use a surprising range […]
When safety and occupational health professionals work together, the result is a safer workplace and improved health care delivery. Not only does a combined program aid in reducing injuries and illnesses, it can also be very cost-effective.
At PureSafety, we’ve always put a spotlight on the critical work done by health and safety professionals, but that spotlight will get even brighter as people outside these departments, and especially C-level executives, begin to recognize its potential to drive business performance.
Employers who understand the impact of employee absenteeism can take steps to control it. A total absence management program is a very effective tool for managing the issues relating to employee absences.