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#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.

#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.

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