Executive Edge workshops focus on neuroscience, visual literacy

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Workers are not always consistent with their actions on the job. Sometimes, workers behave in a way that is irrational or inexplicable.

Why?

Attendees focused on that question and others during the first of two Executive Edge workshops on Tuesday at the 2016 NSC Congress & Expo. Workshop A, “Human Performance Risks and Remedies,” analyzed human performance and workplace safety based on recent neuroscience research. Participants learned what steps they can take to achieve greater human reliability and operating discipline in their workforce.

Speakers at the session included:

  • Guillermo Castillo, corporate safety and health engineering, Cummins Inc.
  • Susan Koen, CEO and founder, RoundTheClock Resources Inc.
  • Bryan Trotter, global manufacturing ESH manager, Microsoft Corp.

In Workshop B, “Visual Literacy,” attendees learned how to identify, interpret and act on visual information in a world in which their senses are bombarded with seemingly nonstop images and materials. Presenters equipped attendees with a greater understanding of visual literacy and provided them with tools to use the information in their workplace.

At the second session, speakers included:

  • Mike Deetsch, director of education, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Adam Levine, assistant director, Toledo Museum of Art
  • Erick Walberth, director, safety and environmental, Schneider Electric

The Executive Edge Workshops are hosted by the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council.

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