Recent Articles

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...
July 18, 2014 9:53 am
Donna Monroe and Matthew Roberts
The report just came back from the lab. The news isn’t good: The recent death is directly attributable to a known pathogen. This is going to mean days—if not weeks—of decontamination, overtime and (possibly) a black-eye to the facility’s reputation you've worked so hard to build. Let’s put this situation under the microscope and see what can be done to help your team. Welcome to CSI: Vivarium
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