Beyond Safety -- Best Practices for Operational Risk Management

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How to measure and drive your safety culture for continuous improvement and risk mitigation

Watch the archived webinar below.

As many recent adverse industry events and natural disasters have shown, having a strong safety culture is just the starting point to mitigating an organization's risk. A free webinar on Nov. 9, 2011, focused on the operational risk management profile of best-in-class organizations and shared insight from pioneers in safety and risk management.

The webinar covered the operational risk management profile of best-in-class organizations and share insight from pioneers in safety and risk management.

Representatives of ExxonMobil, Aberdeen and IHS highlighted how leading organizations are addressing the need to mitigate risks and reduce cost by driving continuous operational risk management improvement to reach their operational excellence goals.

Topics of discussion included:

  • The profile and unique qualities of “best-in-class” operational risk management organizations
  • How the most successful organizations are effectively identifying and mitigating the risks within their operations
  • Means to measure and drive performance improvement and become more proactive
  • How reporting improvements can drive down your overall incident rate
  • How data can help create a roadmap for continuous improvement, provide a foundation for better decisions and drive action
  • The connection between safety, operational risk management and larger corporate sustainability programs

The archived presentation gives you another chance to hear firsthand how leading companies are going beyond safety to implement an enterprise approach to operational risk management.

This webinar is of value to people in risk and safety management, EHS compliance and corporate sustainability roles who are looking for information about best practices for operational risk management.


Ron Walton, Employee Safety Advisor, ExxonMobil

Ron Walton has responsibility for personnel safety program oversight which includes Behavior Based Safety, Incident Investigation and OSHA Compliance for ExxonMobil Pipeline’s operations in the United States including 85 pipeline and terminal sites in 14 states.  Ron has been with ExxonMobil for over 31 years in a variety of operations, construction, regulatory and safety supervisory and leadership roles.

Nuris Ismail, Senior Research Associate in Aberdeen Group’s Manufacturing practice

In her position, Nuris studies how manufacturing enterprises manage processes, people, and technologies to address continually changing market pressures. Her expertise lies in creating and promoting thought leadership that has helped re-define how the most successful manufacturing companies manage their businesses. Her research helps assist industrial organizations to more effectively manage energy, environment, and safety in their operations. Her current research focus includes: corporate sustainability, safety automation, industrial networking, risk management and project management. Prior to joining Aberdeen, Nuris worked as an application engineer for Parametric Technology Corp. Nuris holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and earned an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.

Todd Lunsford, Solution Engineer, IHS

Todd Lunsford has an MBA with a focus of strategic management and information systems consulting and has been helping companies achieve their business objectives via enterprise software implementations since 1998. As a principal consultant at Computer Sciences Corp. from 1998 to 2003, Todd orchestrated business process improvements and led change management activities for enterprise resource planning systems such as PeopleSoft and SAP. Todd joined IHS in 2003 after spending 1 1/2 years implementing the company's IMPACT ERM Suite as a consultant. Throughout his tenure, he designed an implementation methodology workbook, led the implementations of enterprise-wide operational risk and incident management programs at IHS’ largest global customers, and worked closely with many customers to maximize the value obtained from IHS’ solutions. Todd became a solution engineer in 2007 and currently designs business solutions, authors whitepapers, delivers product content information and performs demonstrations of the IHS EHS & sustainability solution.

Kyle Morrison, Senior Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine, National Safety Council

Kyle Morrison covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for the magazine. He moderated the session.



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