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Executive Edge workshops share OTJ, engagement strategies

Safety professionals wishing to make a difference have to look beyond a worksite’s doors and learn how to engage with employees in an increasingly global world.

Attendees learned how to do just that at Tuesday’s Executive Edge workshops, presented by the Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council. The hands-on workshops featured environmental, health and safety leaders from world-class organizations sharing best practices on both off-the-job safety and employee engagement.

During the first workshop, “Living Safely – Comprehensive EHS Strategies On- and Off-the-Job,” experts provided creative solutions to protect both employees and communities at work and at home.

The featured panel included:

  • Andrew Harkness, strategy advisor for organizational health initiatives, workplace safety and prevention services (speaker)
  • Dexter Shurney, chief medical director and executive director of global health and wellness, Cummins Inc. (speaker)
  • Haig Sakoian, global director of health and EHS systems, Alcoa (speaker)
  • Erick Walberth, safety and environmental director, Schneider Electric (moderator)
  • Kelli Smith, occupational health director, Cummins Inc. (moderator)

Following that workshop, experts presented “Making Engagement Work – Strategies & Solutions in a Complex World,” which taught attendees how to better engage leaders, employees, contractors and communities in a world with organizations becoming more global and supply chains becoming more complex.

Presenters included:

  • Mick McKeown, western regional HSE director, Jacobs Engineering (speaker)
  • Mike Albano, responsible care leader, Dow Chemical (speaker)
  • Ron Kurtz, HSE affairs manager, Firmenich (moderator)
  • Rudy Hagen, director of strategic planning for global health and safety, Georgia-Pacific (moderator)