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#87: What You Need to Know About Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

February 23, 2022 | 1 hours  2 minutes  52 seconds

A diversity certification might have just saved Clayton Sinclair’s marriage and life. Clayton shares his inspiring experiences, stories, and knowledge from his journey working in financial services to becoming the Director of DE&I at Blue Ocean Brain, an HSI company. Connecting the dots between inclusion and diversity with health and safety is easier than you might think. Learn how you can create a culture that is welcoming to all and sustainable for years to come.

#86: What Is Psychological Safety?

February 9, 2022 | 53 minutes  43 seconds

With a need for safer and healthier workplaces at the forefront of everyone's mind, you don't want to miss this conversation about psychological safety and how it's improving work culture across the country. Host Jill James talks to Claire Herring, CEO of Blue Ocean Brain, an HSI company and leading provider of workplace learning and professional development content. Learn how you can identify and implement psychological safety within your organization today.

#85: How a Safety Pro Became a King (Part 2)

December 29, 2021 | 52 minutes  47 seconds

Receiving the title of “Chief” in a Northern Nigerian village isn’t very common, especially for an outsider from Tanzania. Neither is it common for tribal leaders to let an outsider help with the health and safety of their community. Both happened to Industrial Hygienist Manti Michael Nota. He has dedicated his career to improving occupational health in Africa. Currently, Manti is the Industrial Hygiene Project Coordinator & Nigeria Safer Mining Project Coordinator with Occupational Knowledge International (OKI)--- he is also a doctoral candidate. Our host Jill learns how Manti spent months building trust with tribal leaders to save the lives of hundreds through his work in preventing lead poisoning- and how his love for people continues to motivate him to do more.

#85: How a Safety Pro Became a King

December 22, 2021 | 51 minutes  25 seconds

Receiving the title of “Chief” in a Northern Nigerian village isn’t very common, especially for an outsider from Tanzania. Neither is it common for tribal leaders to let an outsider help with the health and safety of their community. Both happened to Industrial Hygienist Manti Michael Nota. He has dedicated his career to improving occupational health in Africa. Currently, Manti is the Industrial Hygiene Project Coordinator & Nigeria Safer Mining Project Coordinator with Occupational Knowledge International (OKI)--- he is also a doctoral candidate. Our host Jill learns how Manti spent months building trust with tribal leaders to save the lives of hundreds through his work in preventing lead poisoning- and how his love for people continues to motivate him to do more. Part 1 of 2.

#84: Science, Politics, and Safety. How Are They Related?

December 1, 2021 | 1 hours  12 minutes  22 seconds

Like many of you, John Morawetz’s safety journey was a twisted one; full of priceless experiences, opportunities, and knowledge. His childhood was a little different than most. As a middle-class kid of two professors, John knew more about graphs than most kids knew about sports. He turned his early passion for justice and people into a career in health and safety, becoming Director of ICWUC Center for Workers Health and Safety and recently winning APHA’s Eula Bingham Award for Excellence in OHS Education and Training.

#83: Why You Should Be Networking More

November 17, 2021 | 53 minutes  50 seconds

From L'Oréal makeup to missile head manufacturing, 2020 NSC Rising Star Award recipient Laynnea Myles has seen it all when it comes to Environmental Health & Safety. Join Jill James as she unravels Laynnea's first steps in safety that turned into 17 years of networking, mentoring, and building others up. Learn how better networking can create a better community and keep more employees safe.

#82: Can Safety Training Be Fun?

November 3, 2021 | 55 minutes  18 seconds

The President of SafetyFUNdamentals, Linda Tapp, joins us to talk about her unique journey in safety. What started as a mysterious loss control job opportunity turned into years of safety experience and consulting. Linda explains how she and her organization are putting the fun back into fundamentals, how accelerated learning techniques in safety are taking off, and how a cheesecake landed her an important job.

#81: A Rising Star in Safety: Carter Divine

October 20, 2021 | 48 minutes  38 seconds

The National Safety Council announced its 12th class of Rising Stars in Safety, and we're not shocked that Carter's name was on the list! Through a high school project his junior year, Carter learned he might excel in the safety world. Like always, Jill asks about Carter's twisting path in safety which led him to be a safety manager within the Navy, overseeing projects across the U.S. Hear about Carter's exciting story that connects him even more with his dad.

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