EHS On Tap: E52 Some 2020 Foresight into Workplace Safety

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The EHS profession is constantly evolving and these ongoing shifts present both challenges and opportunities. We’ve all heard that hindsight is 20/20, but today we’re looking to provide our listeners with some foresight into what to expect on the safety front as we progress through the year 2020. With that goal in mind, we’re talking with a veteran safety professional who can guide us through a little bit of what the future may bring, from the need to develop new professional skills to the influence of technology on safety. You can read a transcript of this episode here.

Joining us today on EHS on Tap is Terry L. Mathis, the founder and CEO of ProAct Safety, an international safety and performance excellence firm. Terry will also be presenting the opening keynote address titled What’s Next for the Workplace Safety Professional: A 20/20 View on day one of the EHS Daily Advisor‘s upcoming Safety Summit taking place April 6th through 8th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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alt link text Terry L. Mathis is the founder and CEO of ProAct Safety, an international safety and performance excellence firm. He is known for his dynamic presentations and writing in the fields of behavioral and cultural safety, leadership, and operational performance, and is a regular speaker at ASSE, NSC, and numerous company and industry conferences. He is a veteran of over 1600 safety, culture and performance improvement engagements in 39 countries, and has personally assisted organizations such as Georgia-Pacific, Williams Gas Pipeline, US Pipeline, Herman Miller, AstraZeneca, Wrigley, ALCOA, Merck, Rockwell Automation, AMCOL International, Ingersoll-Rand, The United States Armed Forces and many others to achieve excellence. He has been a frequent contributor to industry magazines for more than 15 years and is the coauthor of Lean Behavior-Based Safety: BBS for Today’s Realities (SCE Press 2017), Inside Strategy: Value Creating from within Your Organization (SCE Press, 2016), Forecasting Tomorrow: The Future of Safety Excellence (SCE Press, 2015), STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence (WILEY, 2013) and Developing a Safety Culture: Successfully Involving the Entire Organization (J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc., 1996). In addition to the books, Mathis has authored more than 100 articles and spoken at hundreds of private and public events. EHS Today has listed him four consecutive times as one of ‘The 50 People Who Most Influenced EHS’.


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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