Recent Articles

August 27, 2014 8:11 am
Ann Marie Dinkel, RLATG
It has long been said that when you need a network, it is too late to build one. How do you build a network for the next job, a new career path, or just to meet people with similar interests? According to one source, successful networking is building “sincere relationships based on mutual generosity.” You can’t build a network in a few days or on a tight schedule; it requires a long view and some work.
August 22, 2014 8:06 am
Stacy Pritt and Alison D. Pohl
Many animal researchers are familiar with electronically based protocol management systems used by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs). These systems are either created and sold commercially or written internally by an institution for its own use. The former system is usually referred to as “commercially available” while the latter system is usually referred to as “home-grown.”
August 15, 2014 9:23 am
Vince Mcleod, CIH
In our first installment we asked the question—Is safety too costly? We presented some recent examples of serious industrial accidents to illustrate a point—too many U.S. businesses are deciding it is. We conclude the article with one last example and then discuss the direction of business decisions regarding safety and our occupational safety culture.
August 13, 2014 8:15 am
Tony Rankin
Maintaining physical plant efficiency is not only important to control capital replacement expenditures, but it is also an essential component of industrial hygiene for employees of the organization. Industrial hygiene encompasses many things including non-pecuniary concerns like the indoor air quality of the facility, creating a desirable work environment, removing barriers, and more.
August 12, 2014 8:24 am
L.J. Rittenhouse
Investors in a hotel meeting room wait to hear presentations from two utility CEOs, a widely-followed financial analyst and a respected portfolio manager. As they speak, people in the audience read Blackberries and Wall Street Journals.  How do the CEOs get the audience's attention?
August 5, 2014 9:55 am
This set of tools provides a measure for how an organization is doing in terms of health and safety. These are used to monitor compliance, behaviors, and provide a yardstick for discerning progress.               
July 30, 2014 8:12 am
William R. Brody
In just the last few years, renovation and retrofit approaches for complex laboratories and vivariums have changed significantly in ways that have surprised even some of the most experienced operators of research and development (R&D) facilities. Some of the changes relate to evolving standards of care for subjects in animal research.
July 29, 2014 8:17 am
A manager’s procrastination tendency raises its ugly head, commonly, when planning for a new project. “Paralysis by analysis” becomes the mode of operation—or non operation. As a manager, your job is to get things done. Don't let procrastination keep you from getting there. If you think that procrastination is a problem for you, you have to deal with it.
July 22, 2014 8:39 am
In providing an effective safety and health program effective human resource management is critical. It includes development of accurate job descriptions to take into consideration job duties that may trigger the need for pre-employment evaluations and medical surveillance.
July 21, 2014 8:12 am
Helen Kelly and Laura E. Kelly
At one time scientists described DNA as fate. Now they know that DNA is potential, because experience—principally early life experience—plays a big part in how genes behave. The experience we’re talking about ranges from how your parents lived before you were conceived to how your mother felt and what she ate during pregnancy...
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