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Protecting the Health and Safety of Workers While Improving Operations

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) reminds employers and industry of the need to protect workers from the many occupational hazards they may encounter.


Lansing, MI – WEBWIRE

Effective occupational health and safety programs absolutely work to proactively identify, manage, and control workplace hazards that would otherwise cause injuries, illnesses, deaths, or damage to property.

Earlier this year, the Harvard Business Review published “7 Ways to Improve Operations Without Sacrificing Worker Safety,” an article written by David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH. Today, Dr. Michaels is a Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University, but from 2009 through 2017, he served as the United States Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, the longest serving in OSHA’s history.
 
The article discusses real-world experiences Dr. Michaels encountered during his years at OSHA. He shares his thoughts on the ways that companies can prevent catastrophic events and injuries through safety management and operational excellence. Listed below are the steps Dr. Michaels proposes CEOs, executives, and board members take to have fewer occupational injuries while improving operational performance. They include:

  • Start at the top
  • Use the right incentives
  • Don’t blame workers for injuries
  • Rethink how you think about injury rates
  • Focus on leading indicators
  • Embrace a safety and health management system
  • Welcome a regulator as a “cheap consultant”

 
“Effective occupational health and safety programs absolutely work to proactively identify, manage, and control workplace hazards that would otherwise cause injuries, illnesses, deaths, or damage to property,” said Jeffrey Miller, PhD, CIH® and Chair of ABIH®. “Best of all, this can be done while improving sustainability, productivity, and the bottom line. This is especially true when these initiatives are embraced from the top down. One group of dedicated professionals committed to achieving the goal of creating a safe work environment for all employees is Certified Industrial Hygienists. We encourage those in leadership positions to look to the expertise offered by the almost 7,000 CIHs employed worldwide that have proven to be essential in helping private employers, institutions, and government agencies improve the health and safety of countless workers and their communities.”
 
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene®, the Certified Industrial Hygienist® credential, or to locate a CIH® to perform industrial hygiene services, please visit www.ABIH.org, email abih@ABIH.org , or call (517) 321-2638.
 
About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene ®
Since 1960, ABIH®, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world’s largest organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH® is the premier credentialing body responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance, and ethics enforcement. Currently, more than 6900 people in 32 countries are certified to use the CIH® credential. ABIH® also administers the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP®) credential for established environmental practitioners and the Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) designation for early-career practitioners.


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