Are You Ready to Lead “Safety Differently”?

“Safety Differently” is one of several emerging philosophical approaches that diverge from common practices where OSH professionals focus on compliance - playing the role of “safety cop” or “safety officer”. Other variations include “Safety I/II”, “HOP” and “Psychological Safety”.  The common theme is flipping the script - empowering and engaging workers by learning to see them not as problems to be solved but as solutions to be harnessed and creating a work environment that fosters innovation, increased capacity and deep resilience.

These principles are critical for optimum functioning as a leader in your organization and the impact you may have in that role. During this session, we’ll challenge your current philosophies about how to lead, looking to uncover myths and misconceptions you may be unconsciously holding onto that are hindering the success of your leadership efforts. Then we’ll align the concepts of these emerging methods to inclusive leadership approaches and discuss how to leverage them in your leadership efforts. Get ready to do some introspective work to consider whether your leadership style may unconsciously be hindering your success. After this session you will be able to say yes when asked – “Are you ready to lead safety differently”? 

Register below for this free webinar!
: December 1, 2021
: 2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Pam WalaskiPam Walaski has been a dedicated occupational safety and health professional for more than 25 years. She is currently a Senior Program Director with Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.  and holds the Certified Safety Professional Designation. She has been an active Avetta Fellow since 2020, contributing to the group with Webinars and other related content.

Pam is a regular contributor to ASSP’s Professional Safety and won 1st Place in the 2020 Professional Paper Awards for her article “The Role of Leading and Lagging Indicators in OSH Performance Management”.  She is the Coordinator for Occupational Safety & Health Management Systems Section for the 3rd edition of The Safety Professionals Handbook scheduled for publication in early 2022. Her own book Risk and Crisis Communications; Methods and Messages was published by John Wiley & Sons in September 2011, and she was also an editor on the Consultants Business Development Guide, published by ASSP in April 2015.

Pam is a Professional Member of ASSP and has a national reputation as a seminar leader, and conference/webinar presenter covering multiple occupational safety and health topics including risk management, occupational safety and health management systems, serious injury prevention, and contractor management.  She regularly presents live sessions and Webinars at State Safety Conferences (Alaska, Indiana, Ohio, and Oregon), OSH related organizations (Gensuite, Velocity EHS, BLR) and company safety meetings (MSA Safety, Dominion Contractor’s Safety Summit, FirstEnergy Safety Peer Group Meeting). Pam was part of the development team and is one of the instructors for the ASSP Risk Assessment Certificate program. She also provides 1-day workshops on Risk Assessment, Creating and Sustaining a Risk Assessment Team, Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems Design and Implementation, and other similar topics.

Pam and her husband live along the Allegheny River in rural western Pennsylvania where she enjoys fishing, biking, kayaking, jigsaw puzzles, and sitting by the fit pit on cold evenings. She has two grown children who live in Washington, DC and Pittsburgh.

Duration: 1 Hour

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