#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.
#72: Opiates and COVID-19
April 7, 2021 | 1 hours 10 seconds
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, series host Jill James interviews Eric Persaud. Eric is a doctoral candidate in public health at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University, and Eric will soon be defending his dissertation. Eric has a lot of insight on ways the pandemic has affected us in ways that might otherwise go unseen to the general public, like the rise in opiate overdose deaths.
#71: OSHA is Considering an Emergency Temporary Standard
March 24, 2021 | 46 minutes 52 seconds
In this special episode of the podcast, series host Jill James interviews Mark Catlin. We have Mark in the studio today because OSHA is talking about issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
#70: From firefighting to ammonia
February 3, 2021 | 1 hours 31 minutes 20 seconds
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, our guest is Gary Smith, President and CEO of the Ammonia Safety Training Institute. Gary has a remarkably storied career and a fascinating rise to where he is today. This is our longest episode ever because we couldn't pack Gary's story into just an hour. You won't want to miss this one!