Speaker Spotlight

Safety+Health has invited the most highly rated presenters from the annual National Safety Council Congress & Expo to contribute to a new monthly column.

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Speaker Spotlight: Are we using our full intelligence?

“Taking safety and health to the next level can’t be done with intellectual intelligence alone,” says Eldeen Pozniak, director of Pozniak Safety Associates, who discusses why “the more we understand other people and their definitions of the world and safety, the stronger our empathy, self-regulation, motivation and social skills will be.”
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Speaker Spotlight: The safety observation blueprint

“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.”
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Speaker Spotlight: Beyond zero injuries

“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.”
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Speaker Spotlight: Make your safety training ‘awesome!’

Safety+Health has invited the most highly rated presenters from the annual National Safety Council Congress & Expo to contribute to a new monthly column. This month, Regina McMichael, president of The Learning Factory, says “Safety training doesn’t have to have such a bad reputation, but it does. The great news is that the industry can change that perception with some creativity and commitment to improving ourselves as safety and health trainers.”
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