Monday, April 3

Preconference Workshops

Making Your Safety Culture Stick! What Leaders Do to Drive Sustainable Culture Change
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Presented by: Eric Svendsen, Ph.D., safetyBUILT-IN
Safety-culture change is a tricky thing. Do it well and your organization will reap the benefits of a stronger safety culture and all that accompanies it-including higher levels of employee engagement and employee ownership. Get it wrong and you could find your organization in a worse place than it was before you started the change. Anything from forfeited ROI, to compromised employee trust, to unmanaged employee resistance, to outright employee cynicism and disengagement are just a few of the consequences that might plague a badly executed safety-culture change initiative. The end result is often that our well-intentioned plans end up becoming a non-starter and the latest flavor of the month. During this intensive workshop, you’ll walk through a proven model for leading safety-culture change that focuses on accelerating the pace of that change while minimizing resistance, resulting in a strong safety culture that lasts. You’ll learn:

  • A proven change-management model that is tailored to a safety-culture change initiative
  • How to communicate a safety-culture change to maximize adoption and minimize resistance
  • How to transfer ownership of the safety culture to the front lines to make it sustainable


Job Hazard Analysis: Risk Management and Assessment
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Presented by: JoAnn Dankert, National Safety Council
Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a pre-planning tool that helps employee’s spot problems before they become exposed to hazards. JHA focuses on determining task steps, analyzing potential safety and health hazards an employee may be exposed to as they are performing the task, and brainstorming controls for identified hazards. It is a means to ensure that employees have all the training, equipment, and supplies to complete a task safely. Many organizations are using JHA and risk-assessment programs to help identify hazards and reduce risk. But, are organizations taking advantage of the synergistic effects between these tools and getting the most out of them by ensuring that they are working together? Join JoAnn Dankert of the National Safety Council for an intensive workshop on how these tools should interact for the best possible results. You’ll learn:

  • Common uses of JHAs, pitfalls, and managing the JHA process
  • Identifying tasks where JHAs would be most useful
  • The mechanics of creating a JHA: steps, hazard identification and controls (exercise)
  • Fundamental risk assessment methodology
  • Why you should risk assessments—and when
  • The synergism between JHAs and managing risks within an organization