Tamara Parris

Community Manager of the EHSQ Community and owner of EHSQ Professionals group on LinkedIn. My passion is working with other environment, health & safety, and quality professionals to collaborate in thought leadership, networking with new people, and connecting industry peers to resources that drive continuous improvement in EHSQ.

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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...