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#80: Is Work Stress an Epidemic?

September 8, 2021 | 51 minutes  28 seconds

Jill James talks with Dr. Marnie Dobson about work stress and how it relates to workplace health and safety. She is the Director of the Healthy Work Campaign as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology. Through her years of research and analyzing results of work stress, we learn if it is, in fact, an epidemic. Although it can seem impossible to get rid of stress altogether, Dr. Dobson leaves us with solutions and resources to lower work stress in any industry.

#79: Police Officer Safety & Wellness

August 25, 2021 | 47 minutes  20 seconds

Jill James is joined by Jessica Toliver, who works as the Director of Technical Assistance at an independent research organization that focuses on critical issues in policing. Jessica explains her role in researching issues and providing best practice policies to agencies that need "technical assistance". Police funding and resource management are topics that this research organization tackles continuously. Jill uncovers the daily challenges that officers face when it comes to available resources, mental health, and finding an outlet. Officer wellness is an ongoing project, but Jess and her team continue working to improve how police services reach the public.

#78: Do I Want to Stay In Safety?

August 11, 2021 | 1 hours  5 minutes  10 seconds

Psychology, sociology, and safety; Erin joins us to share her unique perspective on safety. With 19 years of experience developing/managing EH&S programs, Erin has taken a step back to reflect on how safety really fits into her life. Learn how to reevaluate with our host Jill James and guest Erin Behlen.

#77: The Women of Safety Partners, Inc.

July 28, 2021 | 43 minutes  52 seconds

Jennifer Reilly talks about her journey in becoming the President and COO of the women-owned and founded Safety Partners, Inc. Jill and Jennifer discuss the not-so-linear path to becoming a safety professional and how it differs for everyone. Jennifer shares her early passion for science, the importance of managerial support, and her choice to pick safety over all other opportunities. Settled into her role, she is proud to share Safety Partner's focus on encouraging women to look into the career paths of science and technology. We are left with the idea that safety is a career that should be considered by more.

#76: Safety in the Shipping Industry is a Little Different

July 14, 2021 | 33 minutes  45 seconds

Jill is joined by Kristina, who is a safety manager with a shipping company in sunny Florida. Kristina explains how unexpected early experiences sparked her passion for safety. Through the conversation we learn more about Maritime safety, executive buy in, and how the sausage is made. Kristina also shares her safety experiences as she travels to the Caribbean Islands, where OSHA is not so prevalent.

#75: Finding the Best Way to Protect Your Workers

June 16, 2021 | 1 hours  5 minutes  41 seconds

In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro, series host Jill James interviews Dr. Rachael Jones, who is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine, as well as the Director of the Industrial Hygiene Program. Rachael is also Chief Editor of the Annals of Work Exposures and Health, the Journal of British Occupational Hygiene Society. Come listen to them discuss the creation of standards, Covid-19, and much more.

#74: Worker Memorial Day 2021

April 28, 2021 | 29 minutes  33 seconds

In this special episode of the podcast, we recognize Worker Memorial Day and remember those that have lost their lives while at work. Listen to a keynote speech given by our series host Jill James, about a tragic workplace fatality and the fallout from it.

#73: Safety Up North

April 21, 2021 | 56 minutes  1 seconds

In this episode of the podcast, series host Jill James interviews Ryan Quiring. Ryan is a 14 year veteran of functional safety engineering and process safety - and he’s been applying those principles to safety for the past six years. Ryan is also a Canadian native as well as the founder of his own company.

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