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Safety Culture Kickstarters: Identify Gaps And Opportunities To Improve Workforce Engagement

Webinar: ID# 1023703
Recorded On-Demand
About This Course:
An effective safety culture can be the backbone for safety compliance. A poor safety culture, however, can undo your best efforts to develop and maintain a low-incident, high-productivity workplace.

If your employees (and even management) are not on board with your initiatives, even the most detailed and technically sound safety programs may come up short.

If you’re trying to improve a safety culture that’s lacking in your organization, you may ask yourself what successful companies have done to kickstart their cultures and employee engagement so they’re both going in the right direction.

Join us when Dr. Earl Blair, an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University who’s helped companies achieve OSHA VPP Star site status, shares tips for assessing your existing culture to identify gaps and opportunities, and recommends methods for evolving the culture through leadership, accountability, and employee engagement.

Now you can find out proven secrets for improving workplace safety culture, increasing engagement, and reducing the risk of getting slapped with OSHA fines.

Learning Objectives:
  • Fundamental elements of a healthy safety program—one where employees actively participate and are engaged
  • How to evaluate where you are in relation to where you want to be—including how to examine your company’s current position relative to your goals for employee involvement and engagement
  • Strategies for addressing safety culture gaps you’ve identified
  • How to set priorities that target the most important changes necessary for achieving safety culture success
  • Proven tools, practices, and approaches that involve the entire workforce in setting goals for future successful engagement and participation in the safety program
  • A process for measuring meaningful employee engagement in a way that provides useful feedback to management and employees
  • Best practices for engaging everyone—from management and supervisors to line workers—who plays a hand in improving safety culture
  • Tips for managing and measuring the safety culture changes that are transforming your worksite(s)
About Your Presenter:

Earl Blair
Assistant Professor
Eastern Kentucky University

Earl Blair is a Professor in Safety Management at Eastern Kentucky University. Prior to working for EKU, Dr. Blair served as the department chair for Safety & Health at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and taught for 12 years as an award winning author and teacher at Indiana University in Bloomington. Earl worked for over 20 years as a safety professional, consultant and trainer to industry.

While working as a safety manager in industry, Earl helped a large pharmaceutical site reduce its Workers’ Compensation costs by 50% and win the site of the year award. He helped get 2 of the earliest VPP STAR sites in the US while a Safety Manager for a Fortune 50 company in the 1980s. Blair has authored a number of articles and is a frequent speaker at national and international safety seminars for the ASSE and NSC. Blair’s mission is to advance the existing knowledge about safety performance: to find and articulate the most efficient ways to save lives and reduce injuries.
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