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How to Reduce Serious Injuries and Fatalities in the Workplace


11/9/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

More than 5,000 fatal work injuries were recorded by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2021, with 300+ preventable fatalities in the manufacturing industry alone. Serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs) have devastating organizational impacts. They are often difficult to predict and prevent, because traditional safety metrics don't address important factors like hazardous workflows or malfunctioning equipment.

Mark Jones is the EHS Director at Plastipak Packaging, a global leader in packaging and recycling that was recently named one of America’s Safest Companies by EHS Today. After thirty years of safety experience at Ford Motor Company, Mark developed a system of near-miss reporting that significantly reduced SIFs in the organization.

Join Mark and AlertMedia’s SVP of Safety Solutions, Peter Steinfeld, to learn about Mark’s practical blueprint for building a safety culture that prioritizes SIF prevention—without compromising production.

    Key learning objectives include:
  • Solutions for identifying process-related hazards
  • Tips for developing a near-miss reporting system
  • Strategies for collecting actionable employee data
  • Insights to leverage for increased leadership buy-in


Mark Jones
EHS Director for Plastipak Packaging

Mark Jones is the EHS director for Plastipak Packaging, headquartered in Plymouth, MI. Plastipak has about 6,500 employees and 40 global locations, making rigid plastic containers for a diverse array of customers. Before joining Plastipak, he spent 31 years at Ford Motor Co., retiring as the corporate safety manager. Mark is a certified safety professional and a certified industrial hygienist.

Peter Steinfeld
VP of Safety Solutions, Alert Media

Peter Steinfeld is the senior vice president of safety solutions at AlertMedia and host of “The Employee Safety Podcast,” where each week he interviews safety, security, business continuity and disaster recovery experts from all over the world. He’s a graduate of Middlebury College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He also earned his MBA from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. Peter has been involved in the emergency communications industry for nearly 20 years, advising organizations of all sizes on matters related to employee safety, and is passionate about helping organizations protect their most valuable assets – their people.


Barry Bottino
Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Barry is associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.