Contemporary Issues Affecting Safety Program Operations

Contemporary Issues Affecting Safety Program Operations

Safety is actually the convergence of a variety of professional disciplines, thus changes and developments that affect the field can emerge from various sources. This professional development course is designed to address four contemporary issues confronting safety program operations:

  1. Safety’s role in mitigating insider security risks
  2. Ethical decision making and the link to safety culture
  3. Anticipating and adapting to change within your organization
  4. And the promise and peril of “citizen science”

Presenter Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CBSP, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPP, ARM

Dr. Robert Emery is Vice President for Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Professor of Occupational Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Bob has over 30 years of experience in health & safety and possess master’s degrees in health physics and environmental sciences, and a doctorate in occupational health. Bob is unique in that he possesses national board certification and registration in all of the main areas of health & safety; health physics [Certified Health Physicist, CHP], industrial hygiene [Certified Industrial Hygienist, CIH], biological safety [Certified Biological Safety Professional, CBSP], occupational safety [Certified Safety Professional, CSP], hazardous materials management [Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, CHMM], security [Certified Protection Professional, CPP], and risk management [Associate in Risk Management, ARM].

While managing a comprehensive safety program, Bob has authored over 70 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and book chapters on health and safety issues and has provided media interviews to major media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, LA Times, NY Times, ABC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, BBC, and NPR. He is a frequent presenter at the local, state, national and international level.

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