June 25, 2014 at 9am Pacific / 11am Central / Noon Eastern
Much has been written about the need for safety to be integrated into business thinking for safety to become the way of business and a core value rather than priority. Not enough attention is placed on the need for business practices to be integrated into safety thinking.
Safety is not simple. It is more than rule-following, common-sense and paying attention. Safety is influenced by culture, systems, leadership styles, history, economy, locations, etc. One of the most significant differentiators of successful organizations in safety is the way safety is strategically managed.
For excellence in any operational category to be recognized, it is imperative employees make decisions and behave in alignment with the intended strategic direction. Safety is not a standalone strategy within a business; it must be an integral part of the overall operational plan. How clear is your strategic direction and how well can employees easily see the role safety plays within it?
Without strategy, is the recognition of new safety results more than luck? Is the inability to improve because of the intervention or other influences? Everyone wants excellence in safety performance and safety culture, yet often forgets excellence is not just about results. Rather, it is the confidence and ability to articulate why great results were achieved and the knowledge of how to repeat and advance year after year.
Date: June 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM CST
Duration: 90 minutes
Shawn M. Galloway is the President and Chief Operating Officer of ProAct Safety®. As a professional keynote speaker and internationally recognized safety excellence expert, he has helped hundreds of organizations within every major industry, achieve and sustain excellence in performance and culture. Shawn is also the host of the highly acclaimed weekly podcast series, Safety Culture Excellence, a columnist for several magazines and coauthor of STEPS to Safety Culture Excellence.
Shawn has personally worked with National Institutes of Health, MD Anderson, Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Amway, Wrigley, Herman Miller, Eastman Chemical, Georgia-Pacific, Honda, Ingersoll-Rand, International Paper, Rockwell Automation, Timken, Starbucks, The United States Capital, The United States Armed Forces and over a hundred similar organizations. His speaking and consulting engagements have taken him throughout North America, Europe, UK, Middle East and Australia.
EHS Today listed Shawn in the 2012-2013 '50 People Who Most Influenced EHS', ISHN Magazine listed him in the 2012 POWER 101 - Leaders of the EHS World and again in the recent, elite list of Up and Coming Thought Leaders, Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine refers to Shawn as a "Safety excellence coach" and IndustryWeek magazine writes "helps organizations achieve safety excellence". Shawn has published over 300 podcasts, 100 articles and 50 videos on the subject of safety excellence in culture and performance.