October 2018 Newsletter

Is the National Association of Safety Professionals Legit?

One question we hear quite often at NASP is, ‘Which certifications are actually legitimate in the arena of safety?’ There are certainly a number of certifications available for safety professionals pursuing credentials to increase their knowledge, improve their resume and provide a means for proving competency in a particular area….

AN UNCONDITIONAL COMMITMENT TO SAFETY: THE EDGAR SANCHEZ STORY

NASP Certified Safety Manager- New Orleans 2018 A driven advocate for employee safety, Edgar Sanchez knew years ago that he wanted to further his safety career to better facilitate the language barrier between the company he worked for and its large population of Spanish speaking employees. After finding an advertisement…

Marijuana and the Workplace

Under the Federal Controlled Substances Act marijuana is a Schedule I substance which means it has a high potential for abuse and does not have any legitimate medical use.  The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has considered reclassifying marijuana as a Schedule II drug but since has decided not to do…

What is Safety Differently?

Safety Differently is the name given to a movement within the safety industry that challenges organizations to view three key areas of their business differently – how safety is defined, the role of people, and the focus of the business. The term ‘Safety Differently’ was first coined in 2012 by…

Safety Improves with Self-Directed Work Teams

Would you like to take safety to the next level? Consider creating self-directed work teams. We’re social beings, so naturally we do better as a group. If you don’t have formal teams, you probably have some informal ones – we call those cliques. Self-Directed Work Teams Boost Safety There are…