April 2, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 11am Central / Noon Eastern
Workers in "high risk" industries such as mining, oil and gas, or construction can be difficult to train, even though safety training is both a legal and moral requirement for keeping them safe. While it is not the case that these workers are inherently riskier than others, it is likely that the work they do involves risks that they may have a higher tolerance for than other workers. A safety trainer must find ways to get their attention, keep their attention, and convince them to change risky behaviors. This presentation will provide insight in how to do just that.
Date: April 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 90 minutes
Dr. Elaine Cullen is the Vice President for Northwest Operations for Safety Solutions International. She served our country for 38 years as a safety researcher for both the U. S. Bureau of Mines and NIOSH, where her primary interest was studying occupational cultures in order to develop safety training that is truly effective. She has authored numerous publications and products, but is most proud of the safety training videos she has created for high risk industries, such as You Are My Sunshine, a documentary on the Sunshine Mine Fire, Move It! Rig Move Safety for Roughnecks, developed for the oil and gas industry, and The Most Powerful Thing, for the commercial fishing industry. Elaine has a passion for keeping workers safe, a strong interest in the power culture has to control the actions of these workers, and believes that safety leadership begins with first line supervisors.