Author Archives: Chet Brandon

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.

Sustainability of EHS: Educating the Next Generation of Safety Professionals

I was recently asked by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) to assist them in the creation of video lectures regarding a wide range of subjects related to excellence in the practice of occupational safety and health in America’s … Continue reading

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Business Rediscovers that It’s About More than Maximizing Shareholder Wealth

A leading business association just published an updated definition of the purpose of a corporation that represents a paradigm shift in corporate governance.  The Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies.  For over 30 … Continue reading

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Tried and True: Written Procedures are a Foundation of EHS Success

I often look to NASA and the Apollo missions for examples of safety methods that were/are successful in the harshest of environments –outer space.  The moon landing missions in particular represent risk management, safety engineering and operational control tools that … Continue reading

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Safety in Aviation and Beyond

In the Fall of each year the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) publishes a pair of reports on accident trends and safety in aviation.  The reports are published though AOPA’s Air Safety Institute.  The reports are the Joseph T. Null … Continue reading

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Successful Job Transitions for HSE Pros

Seasoned professionals know that there is a method to the madness of a transition into a new role. Young professionals however are frequently not aware. Continue reading

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The Coming of Organizational Transparency: This is the Moment for OSH

The time is here for occupational safety and health professionals to take our seat at the table of corporate governance and transparency is our path. The increase in organizational transparency ushered in by the internet and the use of artificial intelligence to crunch big data into never before seen levels of useful information for all. OSH skills are key to future organizations success. Continue reading

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Technology Designers Must Begin the Journey to Safety

Uber self driving car accidents and the facebook data scraping scandal are the most recent indications of a significant risk in the technology industry: the lack of mature safety processes.  The icons of the “hot industry” of the 21 century … Continue reading

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Job Satisfaction, the Secret Ingredient for Exceptional Employee Involvement

Job satisfaction is a key ingredient in safe workplaces, and we have forgotten that in our rush to more efficient jobs. Continue reading

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OSHA’s Top Citation: Fall Protection: New Gear, New Regulations and New Standards – What Every EHS Pro Should Know!

By Guest Blogger: Allyson Clark Plan, Provide and Train– is OSHA’s slogan for fall protection – sounds easy enough, Right? Well except that for the last 10 years, fall protection has been the number one issued citation by OSHA for construction … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: 10 in Demand Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Certificates

If you are looking for advancement in your EHS career pathway and you are seeking to be more diverse in choosing your industry, certificates are often a go to mechanism for HR recruiters wanting to distinguish candidates from the competitive crowd so pursuing one can be beneficial to your career. Continue reading

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