Safety Culture and Behavioral Safety

Looking Back at Safety Culture Week

As EHS Daily Advisor winds down Safety Culture Week, let’s take a look back at our various content offerings throughout the week. Building a strong culture of safety is a key component in improving workplace safety, and the guests who contributed their expertise this week provided plenty of useful and insightful tips and advice that you can use.

Check out all of our content and events below, and if you missed any of the presentations, you can still catch them on demand, so don’t miss out!

Monday

Feature Article | Back to Basics: Safety Culture

Back to Basics is a weekly feature that highlights important but possibly overlooked information that any EHS professional should know. This week, we examine how to implement and maintain a culture of safety at your organization.

View here.

Educational Session | Can’t We All Just Get Along? Resolving the Conflict Between BBS and HOP

Safety is becoming somewhat tribal, with many practitioners falling into two opposing camps. On one side are professionals who see safety success coming from a rigorous understanding of human behavior. On the other are supporters of a “new view,” who believe safety excellence involves discarding ideas of behavior and focusing instead on systems. But are these two approaches really mutually exclusive, or can they coexist and together help us advance our safety results and cultures?

Cority’s Sean Baldry, CRSP, and renowned behavioral safety expert Dr. Judy Agnew of Aubrey Daniels International discussed the record on behavioral safety, and demonstrated how it, human, and organization performance (HOP) are actually complementary approaches that strengthen the tools available to safety professionals to bring their safety cultures to the next level.

To access the on-demand presentation, click here.

Tuesday

EHS On Tap Podcast |  The Current State of Safety Culture with Maryann Hoff, Senior Risk Control Manager at Safety National

In this Safety Culture themed episode of EHS On Tap, host Jay Kumar interviewed Maryann Hoff, Senior Risk Control Manager at Safety National, on the current state of safety culture and where it may be headed.

Listen here.

Educational Session | Health and Safety: Think Different

Organizations are always striving to be better, safer, and more productive. Many times, the phrase, “operational excellence” or “best-in-class” is even thrown out there, but what does that really look like, and how can we truly achieve that? Workplaces are a variety of personalities and focuses, and many times we are pulled in different directions while still trying to maintain the primary focus. Understanding that health and safety is fluid throughout an organization’s worker population, and has certain areas it must be pushed, will help companies achieve the ultimate goal: a healthy and safe workplace with maximum productivity and quality.

In this session, Langdon Dement, Global EHS Specialist, SHE Software, discussed the aspects of “thinking differently” about health and safety, establishing camaraderie and promoting buy-in, and characteristics of organizations that understand, and how to stay there.

To access the on-demand presentation, click here.

Wednesday

Infographic | 5 Ways to Encourage Positive Safety Culture 

There are different approaches you can take to encourage a positive safety culture in your business. Download this original infographic to learn more.

Download your free copy here.

Fireside Chat | Safety Culture Post-Pandemic

How has safety culture been affected by the pandemic? In this one-on-one discussion, Jill Schaefer, Director of Content Management, KPA, and host Josh Zygmont of EHS Daily Advisor discussed the good, the bad, and the ugly—along with what can you do about it to get your organization’s safety culture back on track and where it needs to be.

To access the on-demand presentation, click here.

Thursday

“Faces of EHS” Feature Interview | Monique Parker, Vice-President of Environmental, Health, and Safety with Piedmont Lithium

“Faces of EHS” profiles your peers and asks them about their experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting EHS professionals. In this insightful interview, Monique Parker, Vice-President of Environmental, Health and Safety at Piedmont Lithium, discussed the face behind the role and how she helps keep her organization safe from workplace injuries and accidents.

Access here.

Educational Session | Embrace Errors, Don’t Hide Them

People are often ashamed to admit they’ve made a mistake—but human error is unavoidable. The reality of the situation is that simple mistakes can often have serious injury outcomes. Should you focus on helping people prevent making errors in the first place or focus on managing errors with sound systems thinking?

In this session, Tim Page-Bottorff, Senior Consultant, ASSP Board of Directors, demonstrated how to do both. See why individual, group, and systems thinking is needed to effectively prevent injuries and continuously learn from everyday variances in work to avoid serious consequences.

To access the on-demand presentation, click here.

Friday

Educational Session | Foster Physical and Psychological Safety in Your Workplace

Presented by: Christine Adeline, VP Product Management and Product Marketing, SAI360, and Jennifer Farthing, SAI360

Effective physical and psychological safety risk management depends partly on the behavior of individuals in an organization.  To help people create the habits for positive safety culture, organizations need to provide additional support that helps employees make the right choices at the right times. And it’s not enough to provide safe equipment, policies, and procedures if workers are not engaged to support a healthy and safe working environment.   

In this webinar, Christine Adeline, VP Product Management and Product Marketing, SAI360, and Jennifer Farthing, SAI360, discussed how modern technologies and online learning can support organizations, increase employee engagement in safety and improve safety culture, communicate the effectiveness and enhance confidence in safety programs using safety-related data, and create a psychologically safe workplace for a more productive workforce.

To access the on-demand presentation, click here.