Ashley Gill (she/her) started her career in the scrap metal industry after graduation from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a B.A. in International Management. Witnessing a work-related injury was the catalyst to propel her into a career in safety. Now a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 15 years of experience, she strives to continue […]
In anticipation our EHS Leadership Week events next week, ask yourself: What’s your image of a good leader? Someone charming whom people want to follow? Someone who has a cool head in a crisis? Someone with a great idea? What about your health and safety leadership aspirations? If being a good leader isn’t something that […]
There is no doubt that 2020 has not been a great year for most organizations, no matter if you’re a business, a nonprofit, or a government agency. The multilayered impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s health and wellness and has pushed people responsible for workplace safety in directions they have […]
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to building a successful and sustainable environmental, health, and safety (EHS) program. However, according to Michael Miozza, an EHS Manager with mutual insurance company FM Global, there are a few key ingredients that every chef, excuse me, EHS professional should utilize to help build their organization’s safety program and culture.
On the road to becoming a safety coordinator; environment, health, and safety (EHS) technician; etc., you probably focused on developing the compliance expertise needed for the role. Without those skills, the job is virtually impossible. As you’ll quickly find out during your first few months, though, you’re not just doing a job; you’re leading others.
Because health and safety tend to operate alongside the hierarchical management structure of an organization (a situation sometimes conceptualized as an “information silo,” suggesting a degree of isolation), safety professionals may not think of themselves as leaders. But that doesn’t mean that safety professionals can’t implement the same leadership practices that company managers use to […]
Does your safety leader need to be a safety expert? Putting a safety expert in charge of building your safety culture may actually hold you back.