Landra Raible

3,812 Flips | 18 Magazines | 3,679 Likes | 3 Following | 59 Followers | @LandraRaible | Engineer, learner, organizer, counselor, INFJ. I became an engineer to change the world for the better. And I take the hard right over the easy wrong.

Safety 2018: Where Are You in the Transition to Risk?

Workplace safety is evolving as safety professionals seek to shift the philosophy of their organizations away from one of basic compliance to one …

San Antonio

EPA Will Deny Good Neighbor Petitions from Delaware and Maryland

In a proposal, the EPA indicated that it intends to deny five petitions from the states of Delaware and Maryland, which asked the Agency to find that …

Natural Gas

The Costly, Dangerous Effects of Substance Use on the Job

June is National Safety Month, an observance organized by the National Safety Council (NSC) with the goal of raising awareness of the leading causes …

University of Chicago

Federalism and Water Rules: The States Weigh In - EHS Daily Advisor

The current administration’s two-part rulemaking to first rescind and then replace the prior administration’s Clean Water Rule to define the Clean …

New York State

How to Respond When Hiring Managers Ask You to Work for Free

When a hiring manager asks you to work for free as part of the interview process, these are 4 ways to respond.<p>The interview process has changed dramatically in the last decade. Companies are spending millions of dollars trying to improve how they hire. Why? The cost of turnover is huge. Some …

Employment

Google diversity report: Black women make up only 1.2 percent of its U.S. workforce

Google released its annual workforce diversity report Thursday, marking only modest changes from last year. The company remains mostly white and male. But the report offers a better view of what the workforce looks like as the company revealed its gender breakdown across ethnicities for the first …

Women of Color

Manitoba workplaces can no longer demand women wear high heels

A bill to ban Manitoba bosses from requiring employees to work in high heels has been approved.The Progressive Conservative government opted Thursday …

High Heels

Germany will fail 2020 climate goals, now eyes 2030 target

Germany's environment minister says the country will likely miss its target of cutting carbon emissions by 2020, an embarrassment for a government that wants to lead the charge on limiting climate change.<p>Minister Svenja Schulze said Monday the goal of cutting carbon emissions by 40 percent compared …

Carbon Emissions

I Spoke With Female Asylum Seekers Being Held in Prison. What They Told Me Is Haunting.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal on the administration's new "zero-tolerance" immigration policy.<p>Last month, on May 7, the Trump administration announced a new …

Immigration

Theranos founder fooled investors with the promise to revolutionise healthcare – it offers three big lessons for companies

Less than three months after being charged by the US Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC) with “massive fraud” and barred from being the CEO of a …

Theranos

The China-India rivalry is causing an ecological disaster in the Himalayas

Chinese and Indian competition on their shared Himalayan border is more likely to create a slow-moving environmental catastrophe than a quick military or nuclear disaster.<p>The Himalayan plateau plays a crucial role in Asia. It generates the monsoonal rains and seasonal ice-melts that feed rivers and …

India

Americans view child abuse and neglect as a serious public health problem

New survey reveals very strong public support for increased funding to address child abuse<p>ARLINGTON, Va.--June 18, 2018--A strong majority of …

Public Health

Darwin business offers cardboard coffins as sustainable living disrupts the funeral industry

It was the death of a family member that got Carol Phayer thinking outside the box when it comes to coffins.<p>When her father died last year, her …

Sustainability

Want To End Sexual Harassment? Landmark Study Finds Ousting 'Bad Men' Isn't Enough

The most potent predictor of sexual misconduct goes beyond individual perpetrators.<p>When sexual harassment happens, it’s easy ― and not wrong ― to blame individual perpetrators, i.e., the “bad men.” And over the past couple of years, lots of men have been fired, demoted, arrested and publicly shamed …

Sexual Harassment

How Emotional Labor Affects Women's Careers

You’re always there for other people — clients, customers and co-workers. If you see a way to make things better, you go above and beyond to make it happen <i>no matter what</i>, whether that means staying late or doing the work for everyone else. Maybe you even accept a heavier workload in the name of …

Feminism

Women Aren't Nags—We're Just Fed Up

Feminism

Solo Travel Destination: Norway - Solo Traveler

<i>I am pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Sofya, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Sofya is from Russia, and</i> …

Solo Travel

Communities in Ethiopia unite to keep girls in school

<i>This story is based on a case study by Anita Raj, Emma Jackson L. McDougal at the University of California San Diego.</i><p>We know education protects girls …

Siblings

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

Innovation

Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act

Amazon, Microsoft and even Uber have joined Google and other tech titans in actively opposing the California Consumer Privacy Act. As <i>The Verge</i> saw in the state's disclosure records, the three giants contributed a significant amount of money to a campaign pushing back <i>against</i> the initiative: Amazon …

Cambridge Analytica

For Women In Papua New Guinea, Income From Selling Betel Nut Can Come At Heavy Price

The women are mostly in their early 20s. They have children at home. Selling betel nut — an addictive, natural chew — to passersby in mountain towns of Papua New Guinea is a good way to earn a living.<p>But the extra income sometimes comes at a heavy price: violent beatings by their spouses. Two out …

Papua New Guinea

BET Apologizes After Backlash Over Tweet Mocking Dr. Luke Rape Allegations

The BET television network is being bashed on social media over a tweet issued from its official account that makes an awkward joke about rape that …

Social Media

How Afghanistan Is Building a Sustainable Future for Refugees

Gulshali uses a thick bamboo cane — a poor substitute for a walking stick — to make his way around the settlements near the dried banks of the Kunar …

The Future

#Nextchat: How to Build a People-First Culture

Every organization wants to be a best place to work. But what does it take to get there? <i>Fortune</i> writes, “A great place to work is one where employees …

Human Resources

US Border Officials Are Creating Lifelong Trauma for Child Migrants By Separating Them from Their Families

New figures from the Department of Homeland Security show that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults over the six-week period between April 19 and May 31. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in early May that US border agents would be separating children from their parents if caught …

Mental Health

Chope's ignorant objection to the ukskirting bill shows how little female consent matters to a lot of men in power

I’m not here to explain to you what upskirting is, or to argue why it’s a national disgrace that shoving a camera phone up a woman’s skirt and taking …

Feminism

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Management

Sustainable Fashion Innovator Makes Fiber From Pineapple Leaves

In 1960, 97 percent of the fibers used in clothing came from natural materials. Today that number has fallen to 35 percent. But sustainable fashion …

Sustainability

Disturbing before-and-after images show how major Wall Street banks could be flooded by 2100

The world's oceans are rapidly rising as waters warm and ice sheets melt.<p>Coastal cities like New York — much of which lies on an island barely above sea level — are at serious risk of flooding.<p>Research group Climate Central has created a plug-in for Google Earth that illustrates how catastrophic an …

Google Earth

How the ocean’s devastated fisheries could come back to life – Megan Molteni

It’s Sunday morning a few weeks before Christmas and the ice is flowing at North T‑Pier. The small crew of the <i>South Bay</i> holds a dockside chute as it …

Insurance Industry