Ryan Roark is director of operations at AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry (www.akzonobel.com/surface). Roark is responsible for manufacturing, HSE&S and process technology for the global Surface Chemistry Business Unit.
In a perfect world, safety would be easy. Leaders would look at past incidents, identify how to avoid them and make sure everyone followed the rules. But real life is not so simple. The workplace is always changing – making it critical that employees be able to detect and respond to real-time changes in risk.