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#95: What is ESG? Basics of What You Need to Know About Environmental, Social, Governance

September 21, 2022 | 34 minutes  27 seconds

Environmental, Social, and Governance has been a growing topic over the last couple of years. Never heard of it before? Well, you're not alone. Jill James takes the mic to explain ESG, why your company should care about it, and how you can prepare for ESG factors as a safety professional.

#94: The Foundation of Effective Training

August 31, 2022 | 58 minutes  20 seconds

Learn how you can be a better teacher, educator, and leader in the safety classroom. Our guest is John Mahoney, EH&S Training and Public Education manager at Avangrid. He is also a civil engineer, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and has been a volunteer firefighter for 48 years. Through many years of training and teaching across the country, John has gathered many foundational tips and tricks for effective training that he's graciously shared in this episode.

#93: Steps to Improve Your Safety Management Systems

June 15, 2022 | 1 hours  4 minutes  07 seconds

Have you been looking for ways to advance your safety management systems? Jon Liesmaki shares his 8-step guide to effective management systems and his 5 pillars in tackling leading and lagging indicators that you can use today. Jon has years of safety leadership and management experience, currently as Director of Environmental, Health, and Safety at Harmon Construction. Learn from someone who has been there how you can not only advance your company's safety systems but also how you can advance your career as a safety professional.

#92: How America's Unions Are Keeping Workers Safe

May 25, 2022 | 52 minutes  06 seconds

This week's guest is Rebecca Reindel, the Safety and Health Director at the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations). The AFL-CIO is the largest labor federation in the United States, representing 57 national and international labor unions with 12.5 million union members nationwide. Like many of our listeners, Rebecca's story didn't start out with a passion for safety, although her passion for people and worker's rights landed her a role as a Safety Pro. Learn how the AFL-CIO's Death on the Job report is raising awareness and keeping workers safe today.

#91: A Very Special 4th Anniversary Episode

May 11, 2022 | 59 minutes  13 seconds

Back when there were little to no podcasts for EHS professionals, HSI’s own Jill James started this one to celebrate and explore the journey and experiences of safety professionals. In this special anniversary episode, the tables turn as our host is in the hot seat. Our guest host is long-time friend Dr. Todd Loushine, who digs deeper into where it all started, some of Jill's favorite episodes, and the future of safety. Make sure to leave your feedback/suggestions on the survey below to help us improve in years to come!

#90: How to Reduce Burnout

April 20, 2022 | 51 minutes  40 seconds

Do you struggle with burnout at work? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone, studies show that up to 77% of the working population experience burnout at their job. This episode shines a light on this problem and the dangers of it in the safety industry. We discuss boundaries, burnout, and ­­strategies to both prevent and cope with burnout. Our guest is Subena Colligan, a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, and a health and safety coach and consultant at S. Colligan Coaching.

#89: How Are We Practicing and Advancing Safety?

March 30, 2022 | 1 hours  15 minutes  59 seconds

Scott DeBow is a highly collaborative, strategic thinker with 19 years of progressive leadership in the realm of Risk/Occupational Safety. Jill digs into the passion behind Scott’s goal of developing Safety Leadership across organizations with a targeted emphasis on system improvements, as well as understanding the unique risks and vulnerability of temporary workers. Learn how Scott turned an early career in the Navy into years of occupational health and safety innovation. Be ready to take notes, this episode is full of key takeaways!

#88: Human Resources Is Your Partner in Workplace Safety

March 9, 2022 | 51 minutes  4 seconds

Do you work closely with your Human Resource professional? We sit down with Tiffany Castagno to talk about the benefits of safety and HR professionals collaborating in an effort to improve physical and psychological health and safety. Tiffany is the CEO and Founder of CEPHR, an HR Consulting firm based out of Pittsburgh, PA with the goal of helping clients build out their teams, programs, and cultures. With over 14 years of experience, Tiffany knows what it takes to make a change. Learn how you can work with your HR professional to provide your employees with a better, safer human experience.

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