EHS on Tap: E47 Yes, You Can Measure Safety Culture … Well, Sort Of!

There are many initiatives demanding the attention of EHS managers these days, but two things are near the top of every safety professional’s priority list in today’s work environment: One, improving organizational safety culture; and two, leveraging appropriate metrics and data to improve safety performance. What some of these professionals may not fully realize, however, is that the two can overlap—and while you can take steps to measure your company’s safety culture, you have to strategize your approach in a different way than you would while analyzing your other workplace safety metrics. You may feel like you don’t know exactly where to begin, but we have an expert here today with some fantastic ideas to help get you started.

Joining us for today’s episode is Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Process Improvement Leader at Predictive Solutions.

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Chuck PettingerChuck Pettinger, Ph.D., is Process Improvement Leader at Predictive Solutions, a fully owned subsidiary of Industrial Scientific Corporation. Chuck has over 30 years of experience influencing safety cultures around the world with his extensive work in predictive analytics and cultural change methodologies, and he has twice been named one of the Top 50 Thought Leaders for Today and Tomorrow by ISHN Magazine. By using big data to predict where future incidents will occur, Chuck continues uncovering leading indicators with the goal of helping safety professionals eliminate death on the job in this century.

Chuck will also be a speaker at the EHS Daily Advisor’s upcoming Safety Culture 2019 event, taking place September 18-20 in Denver, Colorado, where he will be presenting his educational session, “Measuring Safety Culture: Identifying and Leveraging Leading Indicators to Track and Improve Performance.” Register for the conference now!


EHS on Tap is an environmental, health, and safety podcast by BLR’s EHS Daily Advisor. On each episode of EHS on Tap, our host will discuss emerging legal, regulatory, and policy issues with industry experts and the impacts to everyday safety and environmental professionals. EHS on Tap topics run the gamut of contemporary issues facing EHS managers and professionals today.

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