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The Accidental Safety Pro
30 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
#74: Worker Memorial Day 2021
In this special episode of the podcast, we recognize Worker Memorial Day and remember those that have lost their lives while at work. Listen to a keynote speech given by our series host Jill James, about a tragic workplace fatality and the fallout from it.
56 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
#73: Safety Up North
In this episode of the podcast, series host Jill James interviews Ryan Quiring. Ryan is a 14 year veteran of functional safety engineering and process safety - and he’s been applying those principles to safety for the past six years. Ryan is also a Canadian native as well as the founder of his own company.
60 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
#72: Opiates and COVID-19
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, series host Jill James interviews Eric Persaud. Eric is a doctoral candidate in public health at the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, at the State University of New York, Downstate Health Sciences University, and Eric will soon be defending his dissertation. Eric has a lot of insight on ways the pandemic has affected us in ways that might otherwise go unseen to the general public, like the rise in opiate overdose deaths.
47 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
#71: OSHA is Considering an Emergency Temporary Standard
In this special episode of the podcast, series host Jill James interviews Mark Catlin. We have Mark in the studio today because OSHA is talking about issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
91 minutes | Feb 3, 2021
#70: From firefighting to ammonia
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, our guest is Gary Smith, President and CEO of the Ammonia Safety Training Institute. Gary has a remarkably storied carrer and a fascinating rise to where he is today. This is our longest episode ever because we couldn’t pack Gary’s story into just an hour. You won’t want to miss this one!
74 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
#69: Safety from every perspective
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, Series host Jill James interviews Paul Penn. Paul is a Swiss Army Knife of emergency management, environmental management, and health & safety management. His safety and advocacy work has been making waves in the safety world for decades. Listen to all the great stories, advice, and more!
49 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
#68: The Immediate Responder
In this week’s episode, series host Jill James speaks with Lindsay and Darcy, subject matter experts in Active Violence Emergency Response Training. Together, they’re the founders and directors of AVERT.
8 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
#67: I See You
In this unique episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, series host Jill James reaches out to everyone affected by the pandemic.
55 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
#66: Safety in the Sewer
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro, series host Jill James interviews Sheldon Primus. Sheldon is a safety consultant and trainer with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in environmental policy. He’s also a trainer for the Certificate of Occupational Safety Managers and Certified Occupational Safety Specialist programs of the Alliance of Safety Council, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Also, Sheldon is the author of “7 Steps to Starting a Profitable Safety Consulting Business” and the host of the weekly podcast, “Safety Consultant with Sheldon Primus.” This is an episode you won’t want to miss!
60 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
#65: Intergenerational Union Workers
Series host Jill James sits down with Ashlee in this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro. Ashlee is a safety professional from Pennsylvania with the United Steelworkers. She has seen many generations in her family become union workers, including herself. Listen now!
60 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
#64: Unions and Conservation
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro Podcast, Series host Jill James interviews Yodit. Yodit was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and is a 35-year-old educator in sustainability practices. She is also currently the coordinator of the environmental career worker training program at UCLA’s Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division. Come listen to them talk about safety, unions, and sustainability.
62 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
#63: Safety DNA
In this episode of the podcast, series host Jill James interviews Dr. Esteban Tristan. Dr. Tristan holds a Ph.D. in industrial and organizational psychology and is a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Society of Safety Professionals. He’s actively involved in applied research and has published articles in professional journals such as the International Journal of selection Assessment, the Journal of Organizational Psychology, the Journal of Safety Research, and EHS today. Listen to Jill and Dr. Tristan talk about safety DNA and much more!
49 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
#62: Take a moment for yourself
Podcast series host Jill James interviews Jonathan Rosen. Jonathan is a certified industrial hygienist and principal consultant, providing occupational safety and industrial hygiene services to labor unions, government agencies, and organizations throughout the United States. Come listen to Jill and Jonathan discuss the work he has done during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll learn more about industrial hygiene!
57 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
#61: On the Frontlines of COVID-19
In this episode of the podcast, series host Jill James speaks with Mark Catlin. Mark has previously been a guest for episode 11 and also our Special Dedication Episode to Dr. Eula Bingham. Mark is an Industrial Hygienist with MDC Consulting and Training in Maryland. Like many, Mark has been on the front lines throughout this pandemic, utilizing his talent, training and expertise to protect essential workers.
60 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
#60: The Legacy of Dr. Eula Bingham
In this episode, podcast series host Jill James is joined by Mark Catlin, an industrial hygienist from Maryland. This episode is a memorial dedicated to health and safety professionals—and workers—whose lives and professions were impacted by the work, research, and advocacy of Dr. Eula Bingham. Dr. Bingham passed away recently at the age of 90. She began her career as a toxicologist. She was the first woman to head federal OSHA under the Carter administration. She was a fierce advocate for worker training. If you’ve ever wondered how hazardous substance labeling came to be, well, that was Dr. Bingham. This is a can’t miss episode of the podcast.
48 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
#59: Distracted driving during COVID-19
In this episode, podcast series host Jill James interviews husband and wife team Jacy Good and Steve Johnson. Jacy and Steve are normally out touring the country giving speeches to high schools and businesses about the dangers of distracted driving. Jacy and Steve were called to the profession after Jacy’s parents were tragically killed by a distracted driver. Come and listen to their perspective on the effects COVID-19 has had on distracted driving.
25 minutes | May 27, 2020
#58: SAFER Update with Lorraine Martin - COVID-19 Special
In this episode, podcast series host Jill James is joined by Lorraine Martin, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. Lorraine returns with an update on the SAFER task force. SAFER stands for Safe Actions For Employee Returns. This task force, comprised of world-leading companies, is helping employers prioritize and plan for effectively bringing their employees back to work safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Come listen and see what has happened since we last saw Lorraine in episode 55.
71 minutes | May 20, 2020
#57: Finding the Courage with Scott and Krista Geller - COVID-19 Special
In this star-studded episode of the Accidental Safety Pro, series host Jill James gets the opportunity to interview Scott and Krista Geller, who have been teaching and inspiring generations of safety and health professionals. If you’ve ever said the words “behavior-based safety”, Dr. Scott Geller said them first, literally. He wrote the book Understanding Behavior-Based Safety. Dr. Geller is alumni distinguished professor at Virginia Tech and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the department of psychology and has been teaching for 50 years this year. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the association for psychological science and the world Academy of productivity and quality. Krista’s mission is to inspire people to take time to actively care for the safety of themselves and others. Dr Krista has a master’s and doctorate degree in human development Virginia Tech. Krista has been a researcher at Virginia Tech center for applied behavior systems and taught at Radford University, Virginia Tech and King College. Together, Scott and Krista founded the education and training organization, Actively Caring For People or AC4P. Come along for the ride as they discuss their areas of expertise and COVID-19
61 minutes | May 6, 2020
#56: Printing Companies, Paper, and Safety
In this episode of The Accidental Safety Pro, podcast series host Jill James is joined by Jeff, a seasoned safety & health professional with over 20 years in the industry. Jeff currently works as an environmental health and safety pro in a manufacturing setting in Wisconsin. Come listen as Jeff recounts his early days of safety, from getting his degree at UW-Stout to working in a paper mill, and much more.
25 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
#55: How we can return to work the right way - COVID-19 Special
In this special COVID-19 episode, podcast series host Jill James speaks with Lorraine Martin, President & CEO of the National Safety Council. This is Lorraine’s 2nd time on the podcast, having joined us for a live recording at the 2019’s National Safety Congress and Expo in San Diego. The National Safety Council is the nation’s leading safety advocate; last week NSC announced an effort to help employers create safe workplaces in a post Coronavirus world. The effort is called SAFER: Safe Actions for Employee Returns. Jill & Lorraine discuss the effort. This truly is an essential podcast episode!
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