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Executive Edge workshops examine approaches to SIF prevention

SIF Prevention workshop

Indianapolis – About 21 percent of OSHA recordable events carry reasonable or realistic potential to lead to serious injuries or fatalities (also called SIFs), Donald Martin, senior vice president of Oxnard, CA-based DEKRA Insight, recently told Safety+Health.

On Tuesday, 2017 National Safety Council Congress & Expo attendees of the Campbell Institute’s Executive Edge workshops explored strategies for pinpointing and preventing SIFs.

The first of two sessions, “Serious Injury & Fatality Prevention: Tactics & Metrics,” followed an analytical approach to SIF prevention. Speakers at the session included:

  • Taylor Abel, senior manager for continuous improvement for global safety, Mosaic Co.
  • Ron Rife, global safety and operations integrity manager, ExxonMobil Corp.
  • Steven Schwartz, associate senior consultant, Eli Lilly and Co.

In the second workshop, “Serious Injury & Fatality Prevention: The Human Element,” attendees learned about applying cultural and human-oriented strategies to limit SIF incidents and exposure. Speakers at this session included:

  • John Dizor, director, EH&S operations technology center, The Dow Chemical Co.
  • John Horne, director of safety and health, Potash Corp.
  • Donald Martin
  • Larry Simmons, senior director, serious injury and fatality prevention, Potash Corp.