Executive Edge workshops examine approaches to SIF prevention
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.
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.