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#21: ASSP’s Emerging Professionals Roundtable

3/13/2019
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In a podcast first, series host Jill James sits down with three emerging professionals affiliated with American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). With pathways to safety as unique as their backgrounds, our guests on the 21st episode share important commonalities: formal education in occupational safety and internships.

Duration:00:46:37

#20: Get up on the roof or find a new job.

2/27/2019
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Robert came to safety through a popular pathway—the trades, skilled labor. As a teenage apprentice electrician, Robert was struck by an arc flash. Then, as a carpenter, he slid off of a roof without any fall protection gear.

Duration:00:42:24

#19: Other kids didn’t grow up around safety. We were doing fire drills in our house once a quarter.

2/13/2019
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Contrary to the theme of the show, Chevon was seemingly born to the safety occupation. That’s what happens when your mother is a professor of occupational health and safety.

Duration:00:51:49

#19

2/12/2019
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#18: If I don’t remember that, then I don’t need to be doing safety.

1/30/2019
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Podcast series host Jill James connects with Certified Safety Professional Rick, a home grown pro with over 30 years of experience.

Duration:00:45:09

#17: First Year Safety Pro Syndrome

1/16/2019
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Series host Jill James connects with Katie, one of the few who began higher education with a focus on occupational safety, earning a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in health and safety.

Duration:00:49:42

#16: These guys really lived safety. It wasn’t just a flavor of the month.

1/2/2019
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From starting his career as a chemist at a nuclear facility to becoming an operations manager at a hydro plant and on through his recent retirement, our guest Harold talks with series host Jill James about his path towards becoming a safety pro.

Duration:00:58:34

#15: I can die on that hill and make it better for somebody else.

12/5/2018
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Our host, Jill James, sits down to have a conversation with Linda Martin, 2018 President of the Board of Certified Safety Processionals, chair of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals Foundation Board, and recipient of the 2018 Marion Martin Award recognizing influential women in safety.

Duration:00:52:21

#14: Guess what I did to a turkey today?

11/21/2018
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In this episode of the podcast, series host Jill James reconnects with Dr. Amy Orders, Managing Director of Emergency Management Mission Continuity, with North Carolina State University. You’ll also explore two paradigms of adult education: Problem-Based Learning and Authentic Learning. Also, there’s a great story involving fall protection harnesses and a literal leap of faith off of a 2-story building.

Duration:00:52:36

#13: The real test is, ‘Can we change other people’s minds about this?’

11/7/2018
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Podcast series host Jill James connects with filmmaker Dave DeSario, an unlikely workplace safety champion and outspoken reform advocate. Learn about the safety nuances and pitfalls of non-traditional employee-employer relationships, the correlation between workers’ compensation systems and increase in temp staffing nationwide.

Duration:01:06:00

NSC Live: “I always tell people it’s a sales job. You’re really essentially a salesman.”

10/26/2018
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Jill James, Chief Safety Officer and show host, talks with Justin, a VP of Safety, with an oil and gas company in Texas–live from the Expo floor of the NSC Congress.

Duration:00:17:52

NSC Live: “A recovering liberal arts student.” with John Dony

10/26/2018
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​This episode features John Dony, Director of the Campbell Institute and Director of EH&S at the National Safety Council. He sits down to talk with host and Vivid's Chief Safety Officer Jill James, live on the Expo floor of the NSC Congress, about the work and research taking place at the Campbell Institute.

Duration:00:19:25

NSC Live: “Eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime.” with NSC President Debbie Hersman

10/24/2018
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Series host Jill James sits down with the President and CEO of the National Safety Council, Debbie Hersman. Together they discuss safety legislation, being a "worst case scenario mom", and the new mission of the NSC - eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime.

Duration:00:27:28

NSC Live: “I think this would be a great way for us to fund steel toe boots.”

10/23/2018
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Russell, a electrical safety pro from Texas, joins us live on the floor of the NSC to talk with our Chief Safety Officer and host Jill James.

Duration:00:21:15

NSC Live: “People were making bets on how long I could make it.”

10/23/2018
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Our host Jill James sits down with the Safety Training Ninja, Regina McMichael from the Learning Factory, live from the floor of the NSC Expo.

Duration:00:41:13

#12: The Swiss cheese model of accident causation.

10/17/2018
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Learn about the life of a young safety professional on the road, covering 400K miles from plant to plant in America’s heartland. Paul’s also got a bunch of near-miss stories any safety pro will connect with, along with advice for building safety “street cred”, and having rewarding experiences working with Millennials.

Duration:00:56:03

#11: Crab asthma.

10/3/2018
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You’ll learn how Mark’s blue-collar upbringing influenced his perspectives on occupational safety, and how a 7-year adventure in Alaska working as one of about 15 industrial hygienists in the entire state, solidified his professional interest (along with some measure of local celebrity) by offering the truly unique experience of working with under-served native American communities.

Duration:01:00:40

#10: It’s not about being more careful.

9/19/2018
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Podcast series host Jill James speaks with Scott, a safety engineer in the telecomm industry, and published author. An 18-year professional safety veteran, Scott started his journey as an undergraduate psych major when a summer job at the local factory gave him his first taste of occupational safety.

Duration:00:49:53

#9: Safety? In that industry? All I can think of right now are Buzz and Woody.

9/5/2018
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Ever wonder what occupational safety looks like for a Hollywood studio? This episode of the podcast finds series host Jill James talking with Carolina, a safety leader at Pixar. You’ll learn about building trust with regulatory bodies, how occupational safety is managed for Pixar’s 1400 employee, multi-building campus, and, once more, that hazards are present in all working environments.

Duration:00:58:48

#8: I have to tell you, those science teachers love to accumulate chemicals they shouldn’t keep.

8/22/2018
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This discussion covers Cheryl’s 10-year journey of safety leadership in the pipeline industry, where she’s writing confined-space entry programs, and is responsible for the wellbeing of thousands of employees across 12 states. Also, she talks about what it’s like to work along with 100 other safety professionals in thesame organization. And if you’re interested in high-level incident investigation and accidents with Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) potential, this episode is a goldmine.

Duration:00:51:39