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HSI's Chief Safety Officer, Jill James, chats with other safety professionals about how they came into their role as a safety professional, what they've learned along the way, as well as some of the highs and lows that come with job.

The Accidental Safety Pro HSI

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

HSI's Chief Safety Officer, Jill James, chats with other safety professionals about how they came into their role as a safety professional, what they've learned along the way, as well as some of the highs and lows that come with job.

    #85: How a Safety Pro Became a King (Part 2)

    #85: How a Safety Pro Became a King (Part 2)

    Receiving the title of “Chief” in a Northern Nigerian village isn’t very common, especially for an outsider from Tanzania. Neither is it common for tribal leaders to let an outsider help with the health and safety of their community. Both happened to Industrial Hygienist Manti Michael Nota. He has dedicated his career to improving occupational health in Africa. Currently, Manti is the Industrial Hygiene Project Coordinator & Nigeria Safer Mining Project Coordinator with Occupational Knowledge International (OKI)--- he is also a doctoral candidate. Our host Jill learns how Manti spent months building trust with tribal leaders to save the lives of hundreds through his work in preventing lead poisoning- and how his love for people continues to motivate him to do more.

    • 52 min
    #85: How a Safety Pro Became a King

    #85: How a Safety Pro Became a King

    Receiving the title of “Chief” in a Northern Nigerian village isn’t very common, especially for an outsider from Tanzania. Neither is it common for tribal leaders to let an outsider help with the health and safety of their community. Both happened to Industrial Hygienist Manti Michael Nota. He has dedicated his career to improving occupational health in Africa. Currently, Manti is the Industrial Hygiene Project Coordinator & Nigeria Safer Mining Project Coordinator with Occupational Knowledge International (OKI)--- he is also a doctoral candidate. Our host Jill learns how Manti spent months building trust with tribal leaders to save the lives of hundreds through his work in preventing lead poisoning- and how his love for people continues to motivate him to do more.

    Part 1 of 2.

    • 51 min
    #84: Science, Politics, and Safety. How Are They Related?

    #84: Science, Politics, and Safety. How Are They Related?

    Like many of you, John Morawetz’s safety journey was a twisted one; full of priceless experiences, opportunities, and knowledge. His childhood was a little different than most. As a middle-class kid of two professors, John knew more about graphs than most kids knew about sports. He turned his early passion for justice and people into a career in health and safety, becoming Director of ICWUC Center for Workers Health and Safety and recently winning APHA’s Eula Bingham Award for Excellence in OHS Education and Training.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #83: Why You Should Be Networking More

    #83: Why You Should Be Networking More

    From L'Oréal makeup to missile head manufacturing, 2020 NSC Rising Star Award recipient Laynnea Myles has seen it all when it comes to Environmental Health & Safety. Join Jill James as she unravels Laynnea's first steps in safety that turned into 17 years of networking, mentoring, and building others up. Learn how better networking can create a better community and keep more employees safe.

    • 53 min
    #82: Can Safety Training Be Fun?

    #82: Can Safety Training Be Fun?

    The President of SafetyFUNdamentals, Linda Tapp, joins us to talk about her unique journey in safety. What started as a mysterious loss control job opportunity turned into years of safety experience and consulting. Linda explains how she and her organization are putting the fun back into fundamentals, how accelerated learning techniques in safety are taking off, and how a cheesecake landed her an important job.

    • 55 min
    #81: A Rising Star in Safety: Carter Divine

    #81: A Rising Star in Safety: Carter Divine

    The National Safety Council announced its 12th class of Rising Stars in Safety, and we're not shocked that Carter's name was on the list! Through a high school project his junior year, Carter learned he might excel in the safety world. Like always, Jill asks about Carter's twisting path in safety which led him to be a safety manager within the Navy, overseeing projects across the U.S. Hear about Carter's exciting story that connects him even more with his dad.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Actionable + empowering!

I so appreciate the fantastic work that Jill is doing here! The Accidental Safety Pro is truly a must listen for anyone in the EHS space - no matter the topic, you're guaranteed to walk away with a handful of golden nuggets. Highly recommend!

PRCSGuru ,

Entertaining and informative podcast

Great podcast! Jill is a fantastic host, that has brought on a huge cross section of people involved in the many different sectors of the EHS community. It’s fascinating to hear about how other safety professionals started off in the industry and what things they have worked on and things they are currently working on. The only things I wish is that the episodes were more frequent and longer in length.

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