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Achieving ‘Zero Incidents’: Going Beyond OSHA to Build a World-Class Safety Leadership Culture (DFS974R)

Presented by: John J. Meola, CSP, ARM
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
Event Description

How to Build and Lead a Safety Culture in Your Organization Using Best Industry Practices

Accidents and employee injuries cost money and waste valuable production time. They also can result in poor morale and lawsuits, as well as higher insurance costs. Regulatory penalties for violations are also possible and in some cases the fines can be astronomical.

The sciences of organization development and risk management have evolved faster than the regulatory safety business, mostly because it does not share the same political and social constraints. Also, technology has leapfrogged many of the work practices that employers have been using for years. In business, there is no such thing as “staying even with your competition.” You are either moving ahead or falling behind. There are a lot of ways to go forward or fall behind, and one of the largest categories is how vulnerable you are to having accidents. Injuries. Losses. Lawsuits. Grieving family. Enraged social media. It can become very ugly very quickly.

In this session, expert speaker John J. Meola will explore the thought process increasingly being used by organizations of all sizes and types to create a safety culture that uses zero incidents as the measure of performance. The traditional thinking for safety performance actually contemplates a small number of incidents each year and regards this as “acceptable” performance. That’s fine as long as you are not responsible for one of the incidents! But more importantly, if you are the person accountable for overall organizational performance, you are not likely to be amenable to admitting failure on even one line item.

An increasing number of organizations are adopting the “Zero” strategy as their safety and health mantra. Some surprisingly familiar names across a wide swath of industry have signed on, and John will share some of their structural requirements in this session.

If you ask yourselves, do you plan on being in business in 5 or 10 or 15 years, and answer affirmatively, then you need to be thinking over the horizon for long-term strategic advantages over your competition. A “Zero Incidents” strategy defines the future in terms of risk management, incident and accident avoidance, and the same principles are also applicable to quality, productivity, customer and employee relations, and on and on. In other words, it makes your organization stronger, more resilient and cohesive over the long term.

Bear in mind, to truly achieve Zero is not for the faint of heart. It requires leadership commitment from the highest ranks of your enterprise. Your safety director or plant manager are unlikely to be sufficiently empowered to deliver on this objective. This strategy requires top management to back it up. John will discuss some of the relatively simple ways to make this happen.

He has run Zero Incident systems for some large organizations and has seen the results both for and against adopting the Zero philosophy. If you have people working with hands on the tools, or driving, or producing, or making, then you owe it to yourself to listen in on this webinar.

In this session, John will also discuss some of the proven methods to improve your organization’s resistance to losses, errors and failures of all types, making you as resilient as possible to risk and negative outcomes. The tools are usually well within the reach of most companies. The critical dimensions of leadership and commitment will be the focus of this discussion, and you’ll explore the relatively simple and easily achieved basic first steps in building a Zero Incident program.

Session Highlights

This webinar will cover a lot of ground in a relatively short time. It will discuss intermediate and advanced risk management concepts such as:

  • Leadership contrasted with “management”: Why you need doses of both to make it work
  • Elements of behavioral safety management, affective behavior and human cognitive behavior
  • Motivating employees to achieve Zero Incidents thinking
  • If not OSHA metrics, which yardstick should be used
  • Communications, feedback and actionable business intelligence
  • Enterprise risk management
  • ISO Standards and world class performance
  • Safety controls: The good, the bad and the ugly in moving beyond “compliance”
  • Where do I begin?? There will be talk about “how sausage is made,” which is surprisingly simple once the commitment is made at the top
  • Questions and answers

Key Takeaways

You will learn how to:

  • Prevent accidents
  • Lower operating costs
  • Reduce insurance costs
  • Become more competitive on bids
  • Establish your company as a leader in your field
  • Exceed customer expectations

Who Should Attend

  • Safety Managers
  • EH&S Managers
  • Safety Directors
  • Plant Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Directors
  • CEOs
  • Leaders
  • Managers
  • Company Presidents
  • Company Ownership
  • Boards of Directors
  • CFO’s
  • Executive VPs
  • Strategic VPs
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Insurance Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Loss Control Managers
  • QA/QC Managers
About Our Speaker(s)

John J. Meola | OSHA Safety SpeakerJohn J. Meola CSP, ARM
In addition to being a heavily credentialed Safety Professional, John J. Meola, CSP, ARM has a BA Degree in English Literature and Education, which combine to make him a very effective teacher- trainer-presenter, for safety concerns, but also for organization development, leadership and applied behavioral psychology an... More info

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