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Welcome to the Professional Safety articles section. Here you'll find this month's offering of articles that deliver cutting-edge information, lessons learned and practical guidance from practioners in the safety, health, and environmental profession.
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By Ron Gantt
HazMat transportation and required training is a complex issue to navigate. Developing a compliant training program encompasses many regulations, including overlapping mandates from different agencies and organizations. Integrating HazMat transportation training into existing training programs can help make those programs more effective and efficient. The author also provides an overview of which employees within an organization are required to complete HazMat transportation training.
By Mohammed Albattah, Marielle Roucheray and Matthew Hallowell
Although the number of high-performance sustainable buildings has grown rapidly in the U.S., recent studies show that these projects may increase worker exposures to hazardous construction environments. This article describes the development of a web-based prevention through design tool that utilizes data from recent research and the results of pilot testing the tool with active professionals working on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design projects.
By Darryl C. Hill and Kathy A. Seabrook
Sustainability is becoming a business practice driven by the investment community. Sustainable business practices can make the business and brand better and more profitable. Safety and health initiatives, particularly as part of a broad sustainability effort, can positively affect an organization’s brand and long-term viability. Successful SH&E professionals, who understand sustainability principles and can communicate with senior management using the language of business about how sustainability affects their organizations, will only become more relevant to their organizations and their sustainability strategy. SH&E professionals who align their organization’s safety and health initiatives with existing sustainability strategies can create value for their company’s overall workplace safety and health objectives.