BLR Reprises Acclaimed Safety Culture Conference September 11–12, 2017

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Expert-led agenda will inform employers on strategies for fortifying corporate culture to support safety initiatives.

Safety Culture 2017

Companies are now starting to recognize just how critical safety culture is—not only for reducing high-risk behaviors but also for lowering accident rates, turnover, and absenteeism.

Independent research shows that developing a strong safety culture has the single greatest impact on accident reduction of any process. With this statistic in mind, leading information publisher BLR®—Business & Legal Resources will host its second annual Safety Culture conference, outlining a practical action plan to achieve positive safety outcomes through behavior-based, employee-driven programs.

At this 2-day recertification event, attendees will learn how to:

  • Align management and supervisors by establishing a shared vision of safety and health objectives.
  • Implement processes that create more accountability for safety compliance.
  • Evaluate and fine-tune incentives and disciplinary systems to ensure maximum effectiveness.
  • Define safety responsibilities across an organization.
  • Restructure an organization’s safety committee model to allow it to function at peak performance.
  • Optimize reporting, hazard tracking, and other measurement metrics.
  • Implement proven encouragement models to engage workers in safety training.
  • Build essential leadership skills.

“Companies are now starting to recognize just how critical safety culture is—not only for reducing high-risk behaviors but also for lowering accident rates, turnover, and absenteeism, as well as boosting morale,” says Amanda Czepiel, JD, senior managing editor of EHS at BLR. “We’ve crafted an agenda that looks at how real companies have achieved success in this area and what others can glean from their programs and from OSHA recommendations.”

The Safety Culture 2017 speaker panel comprises experts from a range of industries and proficiencies to appeal to a diverse audience. Notable presenters include TalentMap Senior Vice President of Employee Engagement Norm Baillie-David, MBA, CMRP; Randstad North America Senior Vice President of Risk Management and Insurance Corey Berghoefer; safety BUILT-IN CEO Eric Svendsen, PhD; and Cajun Constructors Division Safety Manager Dustin Hickey, CSP, ASP. The event will kick off with an entertaining and innovative keynote on getting your workforce to say “yes” to safety, led by Graham Neil and Donovan Workun of Power of Yes. The event is sponsored by SafeStart.

The agenda includes HR and safety-accredited sessions on:

  • Practical Steps for Getting Buy-In: Creating an Activities Infrastructure to Influence Safety Culture Success
  • Safety Orientation and Onboarding: 3 Steps for Instilling Cultural Conformity from the Get-Go and Reinforcing Expectations Along the Way
  • Safety Culture Straight Talk: Strategic Communication Tools for Getting Your Messaging to Stick
  • Supercharging Your Safety Committee: How to Develop Powerful Advocates of Safety and Compliance Initiatives
  • Temporary Work, Not Temporary Safety Culture: How Host Employers Can Overcome the Challenges of Integrating and Engaging Contractors and Freelancers
  • And more

The full agenda and additional information can be seen at

Safety Culture 2017 will be held in the exciting city of Austin, Texas, at the Marriott Austin Downtown Convention Center.

About Business & Legal Resources

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