Risk and Insurance Division
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Behavioral Safety and Safety Culture – Similarities, Differences and Intersections (Intermediate) Christopher Goulart, Senior Consultant, AON.
Behavioral Safety is a well-established workplace safety methodology generally well understood and clearly defined. Safety Culture remains a more nebulous concept often used to describe a wide range of attributes for organizational culture related to the expression of workplace safety. Although the concepts of Behavioral Safety and Safety Culture are considered to have similar derivations their actual origins and modus operandi are different. This session will discuss the fundamental aspects of both Behavioral Safety and Safety Culture. The specifics for each methodology will be described from the results of published literature and from a discussion of the application in industry for each approach. A comparison and contrast of the points of intersection will be explored to harmonize the use of both approaches. Finally, the session will express combining an understanding of behavior and culture leads to Safety Excellence.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Strategies for Preventing Fatal and Life Changing Injuries (Basic-Advanced) Greg Clone, Risk Management Executive and Melanie Nykamp, Senior Risk Management Consultant, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group.
Fatal and life changing injuries appear on the surface to occur on such a random basis and we cannot rely on past experiences to predict the future outcomes, or on our basic compliance approach to safety where they are concerned. Therefore, we must take a pro-active approach by eliminating, controlling, or intervening in the sequence of events leading up to a potentially dangerous activity (usually referred to as precursor events) in order to have an impact in prevention. There are basic strategies that can be integrated into any organization that focus on removing those opportunities for employees to make bad decisions, or changing the way we approach the situations in general that can have an impact on the outcome.
Goal Setting for Continuous Safety Improvement (Basic-Advanced) Michael Fackler, Sr., Risk Management Consultant, Eastern Alliance Insurance Group.
A common response one may receive when inquiring about an organization’s safety goals would likely be something akin to “zero injuries” or “go home safe every day!” While it is easy to understand WHY an organization would want to prevent injuries, it is much more challenging to communicate specifically HOW that will be achieved. Advances in safety theory are shifting our understanding of how workplace accidents occur, and directing our focus away from blaming worker behavior while focusing more on improving conditions, systems, and processes relevant to the work environment. This presentation builds on research into human behavior, and introduces the concept of formalized goal setting as a tool which will allow organizations to focus on the performance of its management systems and processes, and create and deliver strategies that ultimately drive safety improvement.
Risk and Insurance Division Roster
Co-Chair: David Hintz, CSP, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
Kellie Anderson, CPCU, ERM, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Kevin Boonie, CRM, Collins & Associates
Gary Boyer, CSP, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
David Dernbach, Middle Cities Risk Management Services
Linda Hudson, CSP, FCCI Insurance Group
Mary Kamsickas, USI
Eric Krieger, CSP, HNI Risk Services
Jeffrey Janke, ARM, RRE, CNA Risk Control
Pete Peters, CSP, ARM, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Karen Satterfield, CSP, Citizens Insurance Company
Bob Schneider, Auto-Owners Insurance
Colin Schoen, Auto-Owners Insurance
Johnny Swift, II, Detroit Training Center
Steve Vander Hill, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
Eric Waldelich, CompOne Administrators
Greg Zigulis, CIH, CSP, Sixth Sense Safety Solutions