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Stop Work Authority: The Magic Bullet or Urban Legend?


1/28/15 12:00 pm to 1/28/15 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

Watch the archived presentation below

Stop Work Authority is considered by many to be one of the most effective approaches to worker safety. Does SWA work like a magic bullet, or is it an urban legend? In this webinar we will uncover the answer to this question and many others. You’ll learn:

  • What exactly Stop Work Authority is
  • What constitutes unsafe work
  • The 6 steps to creating a Stop Work Authority process
  • How creating a culture that supports SWA objectives and clearly defines roles and responsibilities is vital to ensuring success


Eric Bertolet
Corporate Safety Manager, TOPCOR Companies

Eric Bertolet has been a safety professional for more than 24 years and has been the Corporate Safety Manager for TOPCOR Companies overseeing the safety programs of 9 different companies since July 2008. His experience also includes more than 20 years at ExxonMobil’s BR Complex. He is the recipient of several awards, including the 2008 COSS Safety Excellence Award, 2009 Safety Professional of the Year, GBR ASSE, and the 2012 BCSP First Annual Award of Excellence.

Bertolet holds OHST, COSS, and STS designations, is a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, and also served for 3 years as a Firefighter/EMS Coordinator.

He is the host and founder of the Safe Nation Radio Broadcast – the only on-air radio program anywhere in the world dedicated solely to safety and health. Bertolet is also a safety motivational speaker and entertainer.


Kyle W. Morrison
Senior Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Kyle W. Morrison covers occupational safety and workplace safety regulation for Safety+Health.