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#102: Understanding Psychosocial Hazards in the Workplace

March 1, 2023 | 1 hours  4 minutes  28 seconds

EHS professionals have done a good job of mitigating physical hazards for as long as occupational safety has been an area of focus. But how do employers go about creating a work environment that is free from psychosocial hazards? Dr. David Daniels joins us in this episode to discuss what is the most significant hazard people are exposed to in the workplace, and how to identify and mitigate it. Dr. Daniels has an impressive résumé spanning more than 40 years — EHS professional, podcaster, speaker, President and CEO of ID2 Solutions, National Safety Council board member, thought leader, culture warrior — and his experience has shown him that nearly every incident could have been prevented simply by addressing the psychosocial factors.

#101: Why EHS Isn’t Just Morally Right, But Good Business Too

February 14, 2023 | 1 hours  07 minutes  28 seconds

Even though everyone understands that safety in the workplace is important, it can still be tough for decision-makers to get on board with making necessary, and lasting, changes. It’s easy to conduct an incident investigation and put a fix in place, but what about working to prevent incidents instead of just responding to them? Join Jill as she chats with Carla Davis-Madgett, who stumbled into a 38-year-long career as an EHS professional after recognizing her strengths and personal values; capturing the hearts and minds of leadership in order to create a continuous dialogue. 

#100: How Important are Soft Skills in Safety?

January 25, 2023 | 56 minutes  06 seconds

Fighting the “safety cop” stereotype can be a difficult task. This is especially true if you are trying to build your new career in safety. Nadia uses her natural leadership and relationship-building skills to unite her coworkers for the common good. Nadia Ullah Morin is a QHSE Lead at a water technology manufacturing company, with a background in biology, chemistry, and crude oil quality control testing. Although she may be new to the profession, Nadia shares the skills she learned from day-to-day team building, pushing back on the safety cop mentality, and paving her way to being a true leader in the EHS world. Learn how you can use your soft skills to bring people together and make safety everyone’s job.

#99: Cannabinoids, Immortal Cells, Baby Teeth, and a Passion for Helping Others

December 21, 2022 | 1 hours  01 minutes  45 seconds

How do you manage EHS at a company that produces cannabinoids and other psychedelic drugs to try to help with diseases? Listen to Chris Garza the EHS Manager at manufacturing company Benuvia. Like many of you, Chris had no idea what a certified safety professional was before he took the safety job. Chris Garza walks us through his inspirational story that starts with a very early passion for helping others and the world with his work. He started his career in the lab working on stem cell therapy and moved on to overseeing hazardous material disposal from electrical transformers. Chris is now the EHS Manager for Benuvia Manufacturing, with over 13 years of experience, and Principal Consultant for Feather and Mane EHS Consultants. Listen in as Chris explains why he believes the EHS profession is one of the most special.

#98: How to Use Data Analysis to Improve Your EHS Program

November 30, 2022 | 1 hours  04 minutes  3 seconds

There are many hats to be worn as a safety professional, and data collector/analyzer is often one of them. Jill sits down with Arianna Howard to better understand how safety data analytics and software systems play a role in the EHS environment. Arianna is a Manager of EHS IT Data Platforms and Digital Software Systems in the electric vehicle manufacturing industry. She has over 8 years of environmental, health, and safety consulting and industry experience focused on data management and information systems. Learn how you can better use data analysis and EHS software to create a safer and smarter workplace.

#97: Safety in the Bering Sea

October 19, 2022 | 1 hours  25 minutes  13 seconds

Alan Davis, CSP sits down with us to share his story of how he "accidentally wound up in a profession to prevent accidents". His story starts with a farm injury that ruled out a military career before it began, but gave him an opportunity to explore a career in safety. He eventually ended up overseeing safety at sea as the Director of Safety and Compliance at American Seafoods Company. With years of experience in Conducting In-Port and At-Sea Vessel Safety Inspections, including Machine Guarding, Work Practices, OSHA Compliance, Life Safety, and more.

#96: Understanding ESG as an EHS Professional

October 5, 2022 | 59 minutes  12 seconds

Many EHS professionals are trying to understand what it means to implement Environmental, Social, and Governance factors into their programs. Join us as Dolores Salman, CSP, walks us through her accidental safety journey and shares many key points in implementing ESG initiatives as an EHS professional and takes us past the basics of ESG. Dolores is the Global Head of Corporate & Studio EHS at a tech media and entertainment company and past President of the ASSP Los Angeles Chapter. Want to learn more about ESG? Check out episode #95 as our host, Jill James, explains the basics of ESG.

#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.

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