The Purpose of this Blog

I have been thinking about this blog for some time and finally got around to creating it.  In my mind a see a work space where I can spend a few minutes a week looking for, thinking about and documenting new ideas in EHS & Sustainability that will help my profession remain a vibrant source of value for industrial organizations.  I hope to have a few close friends and fellow practitioners adding to the ideas with thier own comments.

The picture in this post is of my own workbench in my tinkering workshop at home.  This blog space is my tinkering shop for different and forward focused concepts around protecting people, planet and profits.  I have read that a great source of innovation for a particular field is to look at other fields and knowledge centers to learn of their new ideas.  The innovation can occur when someone from one field adapts and applies another field’s good ideas.  I spend a fair amount of time tooling around on the web just looking for new ideas and will start trying to apply them to my field in this space.  Who know’s, I might just come up with a heck of a good idea…

One of the areas I think is ripe for new directions is that of leadership in the industrial organizational setting.  As my career has progressed I see the increasing value of being a good leader.  It it my experience that this facet of an EHS & Sustainability professional is the greatest determinate of success.  I have spent much of my career watching those I consider great leaders and I continue to look for such examples.  Since I’m in my 20th year in this vocation, I have honed my own leadership skills carefully and I believe I have some things to share also.

The main page of my blog will focus on leadership discussions applicable to EHS & Sustainability.  I have the sub-pages for more technical ideas in the EHS & Sustainability field.

So, we come to the end of my first post.  It feels pretty good to get started.  I am excited about the future of this project.

About Chet Brandon

I am a highly experienced Health, Safety and Environmental Professional for Fortune 500 Companies. I love the challenge of ensuring HSE excellence in process, manufacturing and other heavy industry settings. The connection of EHS to Sustainability is a fascinating subject for me. I believe that the future of industrial organizations depends on the adoption of sustainable practices.
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