Tamara Parris

Tamara Parris is the Director of Community Development at Safeopedia, and owner of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. Her passion is working with other EHS Professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking and connecting our industry peers to resources that will increase profitability and safety practices within their workplaces. Tamara has been in the Health and Safety field for over 20 years, her industry experiences include the Construction sector, CCTV and Security, and Commercial Retail industries.

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WIS #21 - Building Bridges: Creating Sustainable Inclusive Cultures WIS #21 - Building Bridges: Creating Sustainable Inclusive Cultures WIS #21 - Building Bridges: Creating Sustainable Inclusive Cultures WIS #21 - Building Bridges: Creating Sustainable Inclusive Cultures
Safety Talks #21: Preventing Injuries Through Building  Value Systems Safety Talks #21: Preventing Injuries Through Building  Value Systems Safety Talks #21: Preventing Injuries Through Building  Value Systems Safety Talks #21: Preventing Injuries Through Building  Value Systems
The Safety View: Meet the Author with Marion Kiely The Safety View: Meet the Author with Marion Kiely The Safety View: Meet the Author with Marion Kiely The Safety View: Meet the Author with Marion Kiely
WIS #20:  Leadership: Making Your Path for Influencing at Every Level WIS #20:  Leadership: Making Your Path for Influencing at Every Level WIS #20:  Leadership: Making Your Path for Influencing at Every Level WIS #20:  Leadership: Making Your Path for Influencing at Every Level
The Safety View: Mental Health and Impact on Safety The Safety View: Mental Health and Impact on Safety The Safety View: Mental Health and Impact on Safety The Safety View: Mental Health and Impact on Safety
Safety Talks #20: Rethinking PPE (or maybe it's  PPP!) Safety Talks #20: Rethinking PPE (or maybe it's  PPP!) Safety Talks #20: Rethinking PPE (or maybe it's  PPP!) Safety Talks #20: Rethinking PPE (or maybe it's  PPP!)
The Safety View: Meet the Author Rosa Carrillo The Safety View: Meet the Author Rosa Carrillo The Safety View: Meet the Author Rosa Carrillo The Safety View: Meet the Author Rosa Carrillo
The Safety View: Using Storytelling  as a Leadership tool The Safety View: Using Storytelling  as a Leadership tool The Safety View: Using Storytelling  as a Leadership tool The Safety View: Using Storytelling  as a Leadership tool
WIS #19 - Women Empowering Women: Taking the Lead in Leadership WIS #19 - Women Empowering Women: Taking the Lead in Leadership WIS #19 - Women Empowering Women: Taking the Lead in Leadership WIS #19 - Women Empowering Women: Taking the Lead in Leadership
Safety Talks #19: Management Best Practices for Safety Safety Talks #19: Management Best Practices for Safety Safety Talks #19: Management Best Practices for Safety Safety Talks #19: Management Best Practices for Safety
The Safety View: Adversaries or Allies, Uncertainty and Safety The Safety View: Adversaries or Allies, Uncertainty and Safety The Safety View: Adversaries or Allies, Uncertainty and Safety The Safety View: Adversaries or Allies, Uncertainty and Safety
WIS #18 - Value of Learning  Worker's Individuality WIS #18 - Value of Learning  Worker's Individuality WIS #18 - Value of Learning  Worker's Individuality WIS #18 - Value of Learning  Worker's Individuality
WIS #17 - Accidents Waiting in the Perfect Storm WIS #17 - Accidents Waiting in the Perfect Storm WIS #17 - Accidents Waiting in the Perfect Storm WIS #17 - Accidents Waiting in the Perfect Storm
Safety View: The Myth of Crisis Leadership Safety View: The Myth of Crisis Leadership Safety View: The Myth of Crisis Leadership Safety View: The Myth of Crisis Leadership
Safety Talks #18 - Heat Stress Preparedness Safety Talks #18 - Heat Stress Preparedness Safety Talks #18 - Heat Stress Preparedness Safety Talks #18 - Heat Stress Preparedness
Safety Coffee Chat: Behavior is the Least Reliable Intervention Safety Coffee Chat: Behavior is the Least Reliable Intervention Safety Coffee Chat: Behavior is the Least Reliable Intervention Safety Coffee Chat: Behavior is the Least Reliable Intervention
Safety Talks #17 - Beliefs and Myths in Safety Safety Talks #17 - Beliefs and Myths in Safety Safety Talks #17 - Beliefs and Myths in Safety Safety Talks #17 - Beliefs and Myths in Safety
Safety Coffee Chat: The 'Personal' Side of a  Workplace Accident Safety Coffee Chat: The 'Personal' Side of a  Workplace Accident Safety Coffee Chat: The 'Personal' Side of a  Workplace Accident Safety Coffee Chat: The 'Personal' Side of a  Workplace Accident
The Safety View!: The Paradox of Safety The Safety View!: The Paradox of Safety The Safety View!: The Paradox of Safety The Safety View!: The Paradox of Safety
WIS #17 - Levering our Safety Distributors as a Valued Partner WIS #17 - Levering our Safety Distributors as a Valued Partner WIS #17 - Levering our Safety Distributors as a Valued Partner WIS #17 - Levering our Safety Distributors as a Valued Partner
WIS #16 - Building A Partnership Between Safety Professionals WIS #16 - Building A Partnership Between Safety Professionals WIS #16 - Building A Partnership Between Safety Professionals WIS #16 - Building A Partnership Between Safety Professionals
The Safety View:  The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership The Safety View:  The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership The Safety View:  The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership The Safety View:  The Relationship Factor in Safety Leadership
Safety Talks #16 - Mask Safety: Vetting Your Distributors and Suppliers! Safety Talks #16 - Mask Safety: Vetting Your Distributors and Suppliers! Safety Talks #16 - Mask Safety: Vetting Your Distributors and Suppliers! Safety Talks #16 - Mask Safety: Vetting Your Distributors and Suppliers!
Safety Talks #15 - Importance of Hydration Planning In Our Workplaces Safety Talks #15 - Importance of Hydration Planning In Our Workplaces Safety Talks #15 - Importance of Hydration Planning In Our Workplaces Safety Talks #15 - Importance of Hydration Planning In Our Workplaces
Women in Safety #15 - How Does Psychological Risk Impact Safety and Our Business? Women in Safety #15 - How Does Psychological Risk Impact Safety and Our Business? Women in Safety #15 - How Does Psychological Risk Impact Safety and Our Business? Women in Safety #15 - How Does Psychological Risk Impact Safety and Our Business?
Safety Talks #14 - Internalizing Safety with Robert Pater Safety Talks #14 - Internalizing Safety with Robert Pater Safety Talks #14 - Internalizing Safety with Robert Pater Safety Talks #14 - Internalizing Safety with Robert Pater
Safety Talks #13 - Safety Professionals: Formal Leadership Roles and Government Planning Safety Talks #13 - Safety Professionals: Formal Leadership Roles and Government Planning Safety Talks #13 - Safety Professionals: Formal Leadership Roles and Government Planning Safety Talks #13 - Safety Professionals: Formal Leadership Roles and Government Planning
Safety Talks #12 - COVID-19: What Is Your Air Cleaning Plan? Safety Talks #12 - COVID-19: What Is Your Air Cleaning Plan? Safety Talks #12 - COVID-19: What Is Your Air Cleaning Plan? Safety Talks #12 - COVID-19: What Is Your Air Cleaning Plan?
Women in Safety #14 - COVID-19 Know Your Facts & Have a Safety Plan Women in Safety #14 - COVID-19 Know Your Facts & Have a Safety Plan Women in Safety #14 - COVID-19 Know Your Facts & Have a Safety Plan Women in Safety #14 - COVID-19 Know Your Facts & Have a Safety Plan
Women in Safety #13 - Do women need PPE designed for them? Women in Safety #13 - Do women need PPE designed for them? Women in Safety #13 - Do women need PPE designed for them? Women in Safety #13 - Do women need PPE designed for them?
Women in Safety #12 - Does our Organization’s Culture Impact its Safety Philosophy? Women in Safety #12 - Does our Organization’s Culture Impact its Safety Philosophy? Women in Safety #12 - Does our Organization’s Culture Impact its Safety Philosophy? Women in Safety #12 - Does our Organization’s Culture Impact its Safety Philosophy?
Women in Safety #11 - What Hiring Managers are Looking for in Their EHS Professionals Women in Safety #11 - What Hiring Managers are Looking for in Their EHS Professionals Women in Safety #11 - What Hiring Managers are Looking for in Their EHS Professionals Women in Safety #11 - What Hiring Managers are Looking for in Their EHS Professionals
Safety With Purpose #18 - Increasing Workplace Safety Awareness through Social Media Safety With Purpose #18 - Increasing Workplace Safety Awareness through Social Media Safety With Purpose #18 - Increasing Workplace Safety Awareness through Social Media Safety With Purpose #18 - Increasing Workplace Safety Awareness through Social Media
Women in Safety #10 - Impact of Well-being and Mental Health on Safety Women in Safety #10 - Impact of Well-being and Mental Health on Safety Women in Safety #10 - Impact of Well-being and Mental Health on Safety Women in Safety #10 - Impact of Well-being and Mental Health on Safety
Women in Safety #9 - Future of Safety: Let’s Get Innovative! Women in Safety #9 - Future of Safety: Let’s Get Innovative! Women in Safety #9 - Future of Safety: Let’s Get Innovative! Women in Safety #9 - Future of Safety: Let’s Get Innovative!
Safety With Purpose #17 - Leveraging Culture, Engagement and Community For Safety Performance with Andrew Sharman Safety With Purpose #17 - Leveraging Culture, Engagement and Community For Safety Performance with Andrew Sharman Safety With Purpose #17 - Leveraging Culture, Engagement and Community For Safety Performance with Andrew Sharman Safety With Purpose #17 - Leveraging Culture, Engagement and Community For Safety Performance with Andrew Sharman
Women in Safety #8 - How to Leverage Social Networking for Your Career Women in Safety #8 - How to Leverage Social Networking for Your Career Women in Safety #8 - How to Leverage Social Networking for Your Career Women in Safety #8 - How to Leverage Social Networking for Your Career
Women in Safety #7 - Leveraging Wearables: Increasing our Safety Performance Women in Safety #7 - Leveraging Wearables: Increasing our Safety Performance Women in Safety #7 - Leveraging Wearables: Increasing our Safety Performance Women in Safety #7 - Leveraging Wearables: Increasing our Safety Performance
Women in Safety #6 - Distracted Driving: Impact on Workers and Community Safety Women in Safety #6 - Distracted Driving: Impact on Workers and Community Safety Women in Safety #6 - Distracted Driving: Impact on Workers and Community Safety Women in Safety #6 - Distracted Driving: Impact on Workers and Community Safety
Women in Safety #5 - Ergonomics and Safety in the Workplace Women in Safety #5 - Ergonomics and Safety in the Workplace Women in Safety #5 - Ergonomics and Safety in the Workplace Women in Safety #5 - Ergonomics and Safety in the Workplace
Safety With Purpose #16 - Trends of High Performance Safety Companies with Andrew Sharman Safety With Purpose #16 - Trends of High Performance Safety Companies with Andrew Sharman Safety With Purpose #16 - Trends of High Performance Safety Companies with Andrew Sharman Safety With Purpose #16 - Trends of High Performance Safety Companies with Andrew Sharman
Women in Safety #4 - Helming Workplace Harassment and Bullying Women in Safety #4 - Helming Workplace Harassment and Bullying Women in Safety #4 - Helming Workplace Harassment and Bullying Women in Safety #4 - Helming Workplace Harassment and Bullying
Women in Safety #3 - Breaking Down Toxic Workplaces and Building Wellness Women in Safety #3 - Breaking Down Toxic Workplaces and Building Wellness Women in Safety #3 - Breaking Down Toxic Workplaces and Building Wellness Women in Safety #3 - Breaking Down Toxic Workplaces and Building Wellness
Women in Safety #2 - Learn the Error of Our Ways Women in Safety #2 - Learn the Error of Our Ways Women in Safety #2 - Learn the Error of Our Ways Women in Safety #2 - Learn the Error of Our Ways
Women in Safety #1 - Being Relatable as Safety Professionals Women in Safety #1 - Being Relatable as Safety Professionals Women in Safety #1 - Being Relatable as Safety Professionals Women in Safety #1 - Being Relatable as Safety Professionals
5 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Health and Safety 5 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Health and Safety 5 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Health and Safety 5 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Health and Safety


Executives can be reluctant to support safety initiatives. Find out how to break down those barriers and secure their buy-in.

5 Steps to Fitting Your EHSQ Strategy to Your Company's Business Goals 5 Steps to Fitting Your EHSQ Strategy to Your Company's Business Goals 5 Steps to Fitting Your EHSQ Strategy to Your Company's Business Goals 5 Steps to Fitting Your EHSQ Strategy to Your Company's Business Goals


Your safety goals aren't in competition with your business objectives. Find out how to implement a safety strategy that enhances your...

Top 3 Reasons Health and Safety Programs Succeed Top 3 Reasons Health and Safety Programs Succeed Top 3 Reasons Health and Safety Programs Succeed Top 3 Reasons Health and Safety Programs Succeed


If you're struggling with your EHSQ outcomes, take a cue from the companies that have succeeded in achieving theirs. Here are three...

Workplace Violence Prevention: What's Your Plan? Workplace Violence Prevention: What's Your Plan? Workplace Violence Prevention: What's Your Plan? Workplace Violence Prevention: What's Your Plan?


Workplace violence is a serious but often overlooked occupational safety hazard. Find out how to set up a plan to prevent and respond to...

Best Practices in Crisis Management Planning Best Practices in Crisis Management Planning Best Practices in Crisis Management Planning Best Practices in Crisis Management Planning


Having a good management plan plays a big role in whether your organization will recover from a crisis. Find out how to develop an...

A Leadership Revolution: How Transitioning to Modern Management Can Improve Your Health and Safety Processes A Leadership Revolution: How Transitioning to Modern Management Can Improve Your Health and Safety Processes A Leadership Revolution: How Transitioning to Modern Management Can Improve Your Health and Safety Processes A Leadership Revolution: How Transitioning to Modern Management Can Improve Your Health and Safety Processes


Organizations that are stuck in traditional management approaches are missing out on improving company performance. Follow these steps to...

The Importance of IAQ Control for Employee Productivity and Engagement The Importance of IAQ Control for Employee Productivity and Engagement The Importance of IAQ Control for Employee Productivity and Engagement The Importance of IAQ Control for Employee Productivity and Engagement


Neglecting indoor air quality can result in costly repairs, lost productivity, and higher turnover rates. Find out what you can do to...

6 Safety Best Practices to Build Sustainable Performance in Your Organization 6 Safety Best Practices to Build Sustainable Performance in Your Organization 6 Safety Best Practices to Build Sustainable Performance in Your Organization 6 Safety Best Practices to Build Sustainable Performance in Your Organization


Safety performance is not opposed to sustainable business performance; in fact, it supports and promotes it. Learn six safety best...

Q&A by Tamara Parris


Why do some executives not consider safety an important priority? Why do some executives not consider safety an important priority? Why do some executives not consider safety an important priority? Why do some executives not consider safety an important priority?


Getting executives working together to enhance the organization’s safety processes starts at the very top with effective leadership. This...

What is the value of aligning your safety initiatives to your business goals? What is the value of aligning your safety initiatives to your business goals? What is the value of aligning your safety initiatives to your business goals? What is the value of aligning your safety initiatives to your business goals?


When considering your business as a whole, it may seem necessary to align your safety initiatives to your business goals because they can...

Why do some companies fail with their Health and Safety programs? Why do some companies fail with their Health and Safety programs? Why do some companies fail with their Health and Safety programs? Why do some companies fail with their Health and Safety programs?


When a company fails with its Health and Safety program, it all comes down to three main issues:Companies need to establish a connection...

What is workplace violence? What is workplace violence? What is workplace violence? What is workplace violence?


While workplace violence has a variety of definitions, OSHA defines it as “any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation...

How can I motivate an organization to update its leadership beliefs? How can I motivate an organization to update its leadership beliefs? How can I motivate an organization to update its leadership beliefs? How can I motivate an organization to update its leadership beliefs?


Effective leadership is the key to running any successful business. Leaders play a crucial role in setting the entire company agenda by...

What should I track to take advantage of marginal gains in safety? What should I track to take advantage of marginal gains in safety? What should I track to take advantage of marginal gains in safety? What should I track to take advantage of marginal gains in safety?


That's a good question, because if you aren't going to track the changes you make, you won't see all of the small gains or how they add up...

Why are organizations not including IAQ assessments within their H&S programs? Why are organizations not including IAQ assessments within their H&S programs? Why are organizations not including IAQ assessments within their H&S programs? Why are organizations not including IAQ assessments within their H&S programs?


There are several reasons indoor air quality (IAQ) assessments may be left out of health and safety programs. From the lack of...


Occupational health and safety and sustainability are considered essential elements to the success of an organization’s business operations...