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Predictive Solutions’ Dr. Chuck Pettinger to present at OSHA Safety Day 2013

January 30, 2013
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Dr. Chuck PettingerPredictive Solutions Corporation announced today that Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., process change manager, will speak at the 8th annual OSHA Safety Day on February 7. Hosted by The Ohio State University, in conjunction with the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the event will offer several educational programs on a variety of safety-related topics.  

Breakout sessions will focus on construction hazards and current issues with OSHA compliance. Chuck will present a session, entitled “Predicting & Preventing: Using Leading Indicators to Assess Safety Performance,” at 10:05 a.m. (EST). In it, he will share the common struggles companies face in gathering true leading indicators from worksite inspections. Chuck will also review a case study and statistical research to show how companies can assess their safety culture and potentially predict a worksite incident.

Pettinger earned his doctorate in psychology from Virginia Tech with an emphasis in Industrial Organizational Psychology. For 20 years, Chuck has consulted with organizations from around the world, guiding them in their transformation to create a step-change in their safety cultures and helping them to reduce death in their workplaces. In the last four years, Chuck has led several change initiatives as a process change manager at Predictive Solutions.

The event will be held at the OSU Fawcett Center from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. OSHA Safety Day attracts safety and health professionals, workers, and college students. Online registration and payment, due by February 1, can be done at the ASSE website, http://centralohio.asse.org/

About Predictive Solutions Corporation

Predictive Solutions Corporation, formerly DBO2, saves lives by predicting workplace injuries. Its software solutions help track, trend and analyze safety related data and incidents. They also employ proprietary models that predict the likelihood, frequency and location of workplace injuries using its customers’ safety observation data. In addition, Predictive Solutions delivers consulting services that drive culture and process change within organizations to create sustainable safety processes that reduce injuries. With more than 140 million observations and more than 40,000 reported incidents from more than 15,000 worksites around the world, Predictive Solutions has emerged as an industry leader in predicting injuries before they occur. Predictive Solutions, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., was founded in 2001 and became an Industrial Scientific company in 2008. Its employees, along with those of its parent company, are dedicating their careers to ending death on the job in this century. For more information, visit www.predictivesolutions.com.

About Industrial Scientific Corporation

Industrial Scientific Corporation is the world’s leading provider of Gas Detection as a Service. With more than 925 people working in 22 countries, Industrial Scientific is dedicated to eliminating death in the workplace by the end of this century. Achieving this goal requires dedication to delivering highest quality and best customer service in all transactions. Industrial Scientific also focuses on providing analysis of data from equipment use and maintenance to identify problems before they happen. Industrial Scientific has operations based in Pittsburgh (USA), Arras (France), Dortmund (Germany) and Shanghai (China). The company provides technical services to customers from local service centers around the world, and has additional offices in Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. Industrial Scientific is the parent company to Oldham (www.oldhamgas.com) and Predictive Solutions Corporation (www.predictivesolutions.com). For more information, visit www.indsci.com.

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