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Safety Strategy, Culture, & Process

February 18-20, 2019 | Dallas, TX

Focus Afternoon
Monday February 18

Conference Day One
Tuesday February 19

Conference Day Two
Wednesday February 20

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08:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:10
Keynote: How to Create a Comprehensive Safety-First Mindset in Your Organization that Doesn’t Risk People for Productivity

Synopsis

  • Outlining the current industry pressures affecting the uptake of a safety mindset at all levels of your organization: how to highlight safety as an equal priority
  • Understanding how to manage different layers of your workforce to effectively engage them in embracing a safety mindset: how do industry pressures affect different groups?
  • Discussing culture-boosting safety strategy: what are your metrics, how are they measured, and how do we use them to create change?

Developing & Sustaining Culture

09:00
Developing a Culture of Caring on the Job Site & Turning Every Worker into a Safety Proponent

Synopsis

  • Presenting safety as personal: how to illustrate workplace health and safety as affecting more than just time spent at work to build staff engagement
  • Identifying methods for encouraging worker advocacy of safety: how to include the frontline in decision making processes
  • Evaluating the most effective means by which senior management can exemplify and sustain a “culture of caring”

09:40
Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

10:30
Identifying the Weakest Link: Which Layer of Your Organization Is in Most Need of Support Today to Further Enhance a Safety-First Culture?

Synopsis

  • Driving a comprehensive safety culture: the importance of each level of staff in participating in, and promoting a safety-first attitude from the boardroom to on-site
  • Discussing metrics to track for measuring staff engagement in safety culture: how do you identify those who need additional support?
  • Outlining how to target specific layers of your organization to help them embrace a safety-first culture: what role should you play in ensuring a company-wide mentality?

11:10
Ensuring Safety Managers Are Leading by Example: Doing It, Not Just Saying It

  • Sean White Safety, Health & Environmental Director, Balfour Beatty

Synopsis

  • Breaking down safety gaps: improving management visibility of job site culture vs their expectations
  • Reflecting on current standards of safety management: how to ensure that managers are an active part of the team, rather than just directing it
  • Identifying techniques for safety managers to increase their involvement in safety culture whilst executing their deliverables and maintaining leadership

11:50
Networking Lunch

12:50
Improving the Onboarding of Staff to Ensure They Align with Your Culture, Rather Than the Culture of Their Former Employer

Synopsis

  • Benchmarking industry onboarding processes: what are the current and most common means of preparing and training staff for the job site?
  • Assessing common onboarding mistakes: where are the gaps that lead to an inconsistent adoption of safety mentality?
  • Exploring how you can overcome the “safety baggage” of staff’s previous experiences to help them embrace your culture

13:30
Sharing Lessons Learned in Leading a Safety-First Culture

Synopsis

  • Comparing current practice in promoting a safety-first culture at all levels of your organization: what are the current standards and methods used?
  • Revealing tips and tricks for spearheading safety culture as a leader, and how to get your staff involved
  • Discussing takeaways from previous culture efforts to learn from moving forwards: what is less effective, and how do you overcome it?

Strategy

14:10
Executive Level Buy-In: How to Secure Budget & Prioritize Safety over the Needs of Other Departments & Metrics

Synopsis

  • Outlining the business case for safety: linking safety to other functions, and examining the risk of poor standards to exemplify the importance of investment
  • Discussing the hidden messages in safety investment: what safety culture does investing, or otherwise, create in your workforce?
  • Examining key measurables resulting from investing in safety to illustrate the tangible return on investment to non-safety executives

14:50
Afternoon Refreshments

15:20
Prioritizing Safety Considerations in the Project Planning Phase to Reduce Future Issues

  • Kevin Kirk Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety, CSM Group

Synopsis

  • Discussing current industry process in safety decision making: at what stage do safety matters truly begin to be considered on a build?
  • Revealing the benefits of implementing a strategy where project safety matters are thought about in the planning phase: what is the return on investment?
  • Exploring examples of where safety has been prioritized in project planning, and how this has led to a safer build

16:00
Audience Discussion: Reflecting on the Changing Nature of Responsibility & Liability Between Project Partners in Developing a Safety Culture & Providing Training

Synopsis

  • Comparing the roles and responsibilities of owners, contractors, and subcontractors alike in setting project safety standards and expectations
  • Understanding how safety responsibilities relate to corporate risk and liability: what are the tiers of risk between parties for incidents and general project safety?
  • Reviewing culture and training: assessing different models in responsibility for maximum results

16:40
Keeping Track of, Interpreting, & Meeting OSHA Standards: How to Increase Efficiency & Reduce the Cost of Continuous Compliance

Synopsis

  • Addressing the significance of continual compliance to OSHA regulations despite frequent introductions, updates, and revisions throughout the year
  • Evaluating current processes for keeping up to date with changes to regulations: is it possible to standardize this process, or increase its efficiency?
  • Reviewing industry-wide levels of interpretation of OSHA regulations: is the implementation of regulations regular?
  • Discussing cost effective ways to maintain compliance throughout continual changes to legal requirements

17:20
Chair’s Closing Remarks

17:30
End of Day One