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.               
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