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.

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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High Flight Requires Risk

The passing of two of the great aviation masters in the last few weeks started me thinking about what forges great people like them.  The Aerospace Icons I am discussing here are Bob Hoover and John Glenn.  Both made incredible … Continue reading

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EHS Skills 101: The Science of Employee Involvement-Why Does it Work?

It has become a basic tenet of Safety Professionals that employee involvement is critical to program success.  The safety visionary Frank Bird was a very early proponent of employee involvement as a key to ownership of the safety process.  He … Continue reading

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CSR at a Darwinian Moment: What is the Path to Sustainability?

“During my tenure as CEO of BP I was an early proponent of CSR, but I think that the idea of connecting with society in this way is now dead.”  That quote stopped me in my tracks as I perused my copy … Continue reading

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Safety 2016 – Speakers, Students, and Vendors Create a Vibrant Atmosphere

I was asked to contribute daily as a guest blogger by ASSE for Safety 2016.  This post was my last but due to some IT glitches it was not posted to the ASSE website.  I think the learnings from the expo … Continue reading

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The Ace of Aces

I enjoy reading about people who have accomplished remarkable things.  The biographies of their lives are very interesting to me.  What were their childhoods like?  How did the events come together that led to their success.  What struggles did they … Continue reading

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1000 Tweets Later…

This blog post will generate my 1001st tweet.  It seems to me that 1000 tweets is a milestone.  I’ll celebrate it here.  I estimate that each tweet averages about 45 seconds to write.  When you do the math, it turns out … Continue reading

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The Beauty of the New Year

The sun rises on a new year.  I can see fifty years old from here…  I have learned many things in my life, some from the career within it.  Time stands still for no one. Meaningful to me here is General … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: A Word to Millennials…From A Millennial

A guest post by Scott Unruh In the EHS profession and manufacturing industries in general, we are starting to see an influx of Millennials entering the workforce. These “Young Pups” (still a nickname of mine today), are joining the ranks … Continue reading

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