“It is important to clearly define the safety observation process in organizations to achieve maximum benefit from the activity and avoid a ‘checking-the-box’ exercise,” says Cary Usrey, process improvement leader at Predictive Solutions, who adds that observations “should be a two-way conversation aimed at developing an understanding and providing mutual benefit.”
Washington — OSHA, NIOSH and a coalition of five safety organizations – including the National Safety Council – will recognize “the successes of workplace health and safety programs” during the third annual Safe + Sound Week, set for Aug. 12-18.
Set to take place Sept. 6-12 in San Diego, the NSC 2019 Congress & Expo is the world’s largest annual event for environmental, health and safety professionals. Safety+Health offers an extensive preview, including a look at educational sessions, keynote speakers, networking opportunities, the “Best in Show” New Product Showcase Awards, and more.
“Until leaders understand that there is a level of safety beyond zero, they will be stuck on the dreaded ‘hockey stick plateau’ in their safety performance,” says speaker Bill Sims Jr., who adds that many “fail to see the underlying ‘management system at risk’ behaviors that kill more people than worker behavior ever will.”
Known for sun and fun, San Diego offers plenty of ways to unwind or live it up before, during and after the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo. Everything from relaxing entertainment to worldly adventures, San Diego has it all. Here is a sampling of what you can find.
“One of the most common reasons why people don’t intercede or share safety with someone else is they believe or convince themselves that nothing is going to happen,” says motivational safety speaker John Drebinger, who offers tips for giving workers the “self-motivation to take action and help others live safely.”
“Each element of safety excellence impacts and influences the safety culture,” says Terry Mathis, founder and CEO of ProAct Safety, who offers a checklist to “ensure you formulate a complete approach.”