Tag: safety culture

Faces of EHS: The Future of Safety Culture

For our latest Faces of EHS feature, we are taking a look back at some of our guests in 2022 to see their answers to the question, “How will safety culture look in the future?” Here’s what they had to say. Rachel Walla-Housman I am actually super interested to see how Gen Z will handle […]

Back to Basics: Sustainable Safety Programs

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine the steps that EHS professionals can take to make their safety programs more sustainable. As initiatives like Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and Total Worker Health® begin to take hold within […]

The Importance of Psychological Safety in the Workplace

As health and safety professionals, our main goal is consistent across the board: keep our employees safe and send them home the same way they came to work. Often, we are referring to the physical safety and wellbeing of our employees. As leaders, we must remember the human factors associated with the workplace and how […]

Faces of EHS: Jessica Zirkelbach on Authenticity and Employee Engagement

Jessica Zirkelbach started her career 18 years ago in the Scientists and Engineers Early Development (SEeD) leadership program that she now champions. Across her career she has held various positions from project engineer, Lean leader, and process engineer to production engineer to operations manager of various units. As Jessica grew in her career, so did […]

Faces of EHS: Shannon Overland on Communication and Values

Shannon Overland co-founded a forestry contracting firm 31 years ago that continues to operate in the British Columbia forestry sector. She has worked in all aspects of the forestry industry including chainsaw operation and the heavy equipment operation of a forwarder in a cut-to-length logging operation. Concurrent to the forestry work, Shannon also maintained a […]

Ask the Expert: Claire Beich on Safety Programs, Investment, and the Future

In our latest installment of Ask the Expert, we hear from Claire Beich, the president and owner of Ascend Consulting EHS, LLC, about how to craft and invest in a safety program, and the future of technology and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives in the workplace. Here’s what she had to say. Q: What […]

Faces of EHS: Reggie Asare on Bringing Safety to the Forefront

Reggie Asare is a director of EHS in Texas for Skanska, one of the world’s leading project development and construction companies. He graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, earning a bachelor’s degree in construction management technology. Reggie joined Skanska in 2008 as a project engineer and soon he realized his true passion was […]

Faces of EHS: Jac van der Houwen on Being a Visible Role Model

Jac van der Houwen’s passion in life started with caring for the environment and ended up with a PhD in Environmental Chemistry at the Reading University in the U.K. After finishing a PhD, Jac concluded that science is great for understanding how things should and could work, but the value comes out of the experiences […]

Safety Standout Awards 2022: Meet Our Latest Honorees!

The winners of the 2022 Safety Standout Awards have been selected! Our latest honorees demonstrated a steadfast commitment to safety. Learn more here about our latest winners and runners-up, plus join us when we hold a virtual awards ceremony during our next EHS Now online educational experience in June. The EHS Daily Advisor Safety Standout […]

Faces of EHS: Shawn Galloway on Valuing and Prioritizing Safety

Shawn M. Galloway is CEO of the global consultancy, ProAct Safety. Shawn’s consulting clients include most of the best safety-performing organizations within every major industry. He is a trusted advisor, professional speaker, and author of several bestselling books on safety strategy, culture, leadership, and employee engagement. ProAct Safety was established in 1993 to help individuals […]