Tag: safety culture

Faces of EHS: Mandi Kime on Healthy Workers and Psychological Safety

Mandi Kime has spent the last 15 years as the Director of Safety at Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington. Associated General Contractors of Washington is the Seattle-based chapter of the AGC of America. AGC is the largest and oldest construction association in the United States. The Washington Chapter represents roughly 600 employers in Washington […]

What We Learned From… EHS NOW: Safety Culture

EHS Daily Advisor held the EHS NOW online summit this week with two days of webinars focused on how to build an effective safety culture. Here is a rundown of everything covered during EHS NOW, including key takeaways. If you were unable to attend the live webinars, you can still watch them on-demand at the […]

Faces of EHS: Amanda Engstrom on Equity and Representation

Amanda Engstrom would compare their career to a choose-your-own-adventure novel. Following graduation from college with a degree in Environmental Studies and one year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, they initially focused on environmental site assessments and industrial hygiene (IH) services at an environmental and construction consultation company. Working as a consultant allowed them to […]

Back to Basics: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the importance of having a diverse safety culture. There are many factors beyond basic safety compliance that go into building a strong safety culture. One of […]

Faces of EHS: John White on Building Trust and Safety Culture

John White started his career as a federal OSHA health and safety officer in Washington, D.C., where he worked to keep employers in compliance of general industry standards. As his career progressed in the healthcare, construction, and manufacturing industries, he realized a better way to maintain employee quality. Now in his current career path, John […]

Faces of EHS: Michael Batts on Moving Beyond Compliance

Michael Batts’ career began in a farming ranching community working with his father in his shop learning the ins and outs of fixing and repairing things. In high school, he developed a love for auto sports and that ultimately piqued his interest in safety. His passion for safety and health grew as he entered the […]

Faces of EHS: Rod Courtney on Making Safety Part of a Company’s DNA

Rod Courtney began his career in the US military. He served as an Army Combat Medic from 1990-1998. He has been a Certified Safety Technician for 25 years and became a Certified Utility Safety Professional (CUSP) in 2019. In 2007, he went to work in the renewable energy sector building thousands of megawatts of wind turbines and […]

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 […]