Monday, August 7, 2017

Breakout 4 on Workplace Safety – Advanced Safety Program

Sponsored by the Safety & Health Institute

1:00 – 4:00 pm    
Crystal Ballrooms A & B 
Convention Level
1:00 – 2:00 pm 
Talking and Training for the Unthinkable Event: How to prepare your workforce for events like active shooters without creating a sense of panic

Kelly Bernish, CSP, COSS
Global SHE Solutions, LLC
Fort Collins, CO

Kevin Plaisance
Safety Specialist
City of Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO

This course explores one of the most difficult emergency response procedures of today, the active shooter. Most organizations are open to the public making the defense against an active shooter very difficult. In some scenarios the shooter may be an employee. No organization can afford to ignore the problem as part of its emergency response efforts. This course examines the difficulties and recommended approaches to handling the active shooter problem.  

2:00 – 3:00 pm    
Perception Surveys to Improve Your Safety Programs

Paul Esposito, CIH, CSP
President and Owner
STAR Consultants, Inc.
Arnold, MD 

Safety perception surveys are an excellent tool to verify if your safety program is getting down to the “grass roots” level. 

Often safety success is measured through accident statistics. These downstream, “after-the-fact,” measurements amount to little more than calculating our safety failures. To change or improve any organizational culture, one must first define the current culture. Worker perception is like a “reality check” on your safety program and culture. Culture or perception surveys measure 1) management commitment, 2) employee engagement, 3) communication strategies and 4) roles and responsibilities. 

The use of safety perception surveys can assist you in measuring the key drivers of your organization’s safety culture. By measuring employee perceptions regarding safety in their work environment, you can more closely define the safety culture. By defining the culture, you can target action plans and intervention strategies to address the specific weaknesses in your culture.
Learn how to perform on-line surveys, and what questions to ask. 
3:00 – 4:00 pm    
Engaging Supervisors in Safety

Mike Sharkevich, CSP, CHST
Senior Loss Control Specialist
Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services
Coral Springs, FL

This session will address challenges and pitfalls when discussing safety with supervisors. The presentation will discuss such challenges as:

•Initial engagement with different supervisors.
•Motivation through empowerment.
•Effective communication methods and frequency.
•Gaining “buy in” through program development.
•Leading by example.
•Becoming viewed as a resource rather than an impediment.
•Metrics – Leading vs. Lagging Indicators.
•Building a Culture.

The examples & explanation will be based on “real world” experiences.