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SH&E Industry 2015 Salary Survey, Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The purpose of this research project was to better understand compensation trends among Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) professionals. Since 2008, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has measured and reported salary and employment trend data as a service to its certificants and SH&E professionals. In 2015, BCSP hoped to develop a more complete SH&E employment trend and salary picture by inviting five partners to participate in the data collection process. Partners: ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers; ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene; AHMP - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals; AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association; and IHMM - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.


ASSE Safety Salary Survey - 2015, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago. The ASSE survey results are part of an expansive collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). A summary is provided and includes a link to download the full report.


World Day for Safety & Health at Work: A Look at Safety Through Different Prisms, Suresh Tanwar

An article discussing the increasing and changing focus on safety & health, particularly in India.


HazCom GHS: Helping Companies Comply, Tom Keelty, Steven Knoechel & Ryan Miller

In today’s fast-paced world, company leaders, managers and OSH professionals alike want the efficient, easy answer. Several GHS compliance deadlines are nearing in 2015 and one has already passed. All employers were required to have trained their employees on new label elements and the SDS format by December 2013. All chemical manufacturers, importers, distributors and employers must comply with the modified provisions of the final HazCom rule by June 1, 2015.


Lean Behavior-Based Safety: A Natural Evolution, Shawn M. Galloway

Any process that is not efficient (i.e., lean) in its search for increasing effectiveness will overburden those supporting it. Lean does not mean less. Rather, it is a focus on value-add and the continued identification and removal of activities and efforts that add waste, or, more simply put: greater value through less work. As the 1990s brought the popularity of lean methodologies and lean thinking, a natural evolution to Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) was not far behind.


Manage Safety to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims, Dave K. Smith

Research shows that consistent management of all workplace safety matters builds a safety culture that results in reduced workers’ compensation claim frequency. Learn how in this article.


Safety Management Systems: The Strategy of Efficiency When it Comes to Managing Safety, Chris Goulart, Joe Melton & Bashir Zayid

All organization, whether large and complex or small and simple, require some type of management system to oversee their safety efforts. The collective formal actions on the part of a company to manage safety activities are known as a safety management system (SMS).


Recommended Practices: Protecting Temporary Workers, OSHA

OSHA and NIOSH recommends best practices for staffing agencies and host employers to better protect temporary employees through collaboration and mutual collaboration.


Why Every Safety Professional Manager Must Understand the Ideas of Peter F. Drucker, Jay Brakensiek

There is a large body of literature on “Safety Leadership and Management.” Much of this body of information in the field does not make use of the key ideas and information developed by Peter F. Drucker, information that could increase its effectiveness. • Drucker’s work has not yet been fully applied to Safety Management. • Review and incorporation of Drucker ideas as core principles of Safety Leadership and Management would likely strengthen leadership and management in the safety profession. • KEY: Apply safety management principles in a more effective manner using Drucker Principles


Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships, Carol Keyes and Pam Walaski

Notes from the Safety 2014 Key Issue Roundtable - Expanding Consulting Opportunities through Relationships.


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The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.

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