How to Improve Safety Culture: Live 9/18 in Orange County CA


I’m pleased to be speaking at the Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers lunch  meeting next Wednesday 9/18 in Santa Ana, California. You do not need to be a member to attend, the cost is minimal, and this topic is not just for safety people!

Safety Culture is a hot topic in the fields of safety and risk control, but many organizations struggle with how to improve theirs. Unfortunately, many misconceptions abound, and many improvement efforts fall flat. At the same time, companies and organizations that develop a vibrant and mature safety culture experience much better incident performance, improved morale, and better productivity overall. It is worthwhile to commit to the development of a healthy safety culture.

Come to this session, and you will have a chance to explore:

– What safety culture is and what it isn’t

– Safety culture versus safety climate

– Determining your current state, where you want to be, and what benchmarks and best practices can be useful in that pursuit

– How to establish goals and milestones in your pursuit of improved safety culture

– The various forces that impact development of safety culture

– How safety culture development efforts can go wrong

– How to gain and maintain momentum in safety culture improvement

This will be just over an hour of high-content and participatory learning. One of the main obstacles that safety program development in general faces is the view of safety as a formality and a burden. Attendees to this session will be challenged to break through that view, and work with partners in their organizations to build and grow a great culture of safety.

Here are the details of the meeting:

“Safety Culture: Plotting Your Course”

Wednesday September 18, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM PDT

American Red Cross of Orange County
Parkcenter Building, Room 208
600 N. Parkcenter Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92706

To register, go directly to the Orange County American Society of Safety Engineers meetings page.

I would love to know in advance if you have any questions about safety culture development that you’d like to see me address, or if you have any safety culture development examples (good or bad) that you’d like to share. I hope to see you there!

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