Individuals honored for their exceptional dedication to safety and health
September 28, 2015
The National Safety Council has honored six individuals with Distinguished Service to Safety Awards, the highest award given to safety professionals. This year’s six recipients were honored at the Opening Session of the NSC Congress & Expo in Atlanta – the largest annual gathering of safety and health professionals in the U.S.
A series of 45-minute “lab sessions” on the NSC expo floor cover these topics: • Risk assessment and your electrical safety program To do a risk assessment, you need to understand what, in your business, might cause harm to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that harm.
One of the compelling conversations at NSC Monday was about how to better engage workers and speaker Aaron Walsh, who came up with an initiative called Immersive Education, suggested failure as an option.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 Improving Safety Performance: A TED Talk Style Discussion On The Roles Of Culture, Procedure, and Technology (Shawn Galloway, President, ProAct Safety and Steve Ludwig, Safety Programs Manager, Rockwell Automation) – Multiple studies show that, rather than focusing on risk or cost avoidance, Safety Managers should focus on the productivity gains that can be obtained through comprehensive safety programs including cultural, procedural, and technical elements.
There are more than 100 technical sessions available for NSC attendees. Technical session tracks range in level from introductory to advanced. In your own career, how many of these topics are you keeping pace with?
The Tuesday keynotes at NSC are sure to impress. The morning motivational keynote focuses on “The Human Side of Injury Prevention,” where two of the most powerful and dynamic speakers in the country team up to teach interpersonal dimension of occupational safety. The experts are E. Scott Geller, PhD, senior partner at Safety Performance Solutions, which specializes in behavior-based safety training, and Charlie Morecraft, president and CEO of Phoenix Safety Management.
An interesting discussion at this year’s National Safety Congress (NSC) this week in Atlanta takes place today at the Executive Forum. The topic is “Beyond Engagement: Innovations for Sustainable Success” and it is presented by the Campbell Institute.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world’s oldest professional safety society, encourages occupational health and safety professionals to hone their knowledge and skills, including the potential of earning recertification points, by registering now for SeminarFest 2016, Feb. 5-11, 2016 in Las Vegas.