OH&S Executive Safety Summit
Occupational Health & Safety Magazine Presents
The First Annual Executive Safety Summit
October 6-7, 2008
Learn about hot topics in employee health, safety, security, business continuity, and more!
Sessions topics include:
- How to Promote Health and Wellness Across Your Company
- Disaster Preparedness / Risk Analysis
- Lessons Learned – What To Do in an Emergency
- CEOs Who Are Passionate About Safety
- C-Suite Issues
OH&S Executive Summit Keynote Announced
Tuesday, October 7
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
“Next Level Executive Safety Leadership: Inspiring Culture and
Robert Pater, Managing Director, STRATEGIC SAFETY ASSOCIATES, INC.
Learn how, through highest-level safety leadership, executives can energize
employee engagement, reduce losses, boost trust, heighten receptivity, impact
health care costs, and elevate overall performance. Attaining these results
means aligning staff motivation, communications, leadership, and daily actions
toward the desired direction.
Safety culture encompasses what your employees believe about safety within
your organization and how they conduct themselves, even when no one is watching.
To achieve and sustain high-level safety performance, it is critical to send
strategic messages, transfer critical skills, and reinforce these skills consistently.
Albert Einstein wrote, "We can't solve problems by using the same kind
of thinking we used when we created them." Doing more of the same actions
is unlikely to lead to breakthrough results, and Mr. Pater’s presentation
will focus on proven time-leveraged strategies for catalyzing significant improvements
in safety performance and culture. It will address how to identify the four
stages of safety cultural development and how to develop insight into strategies
for moving to a next-level safety culture.
This address will provide an “Executive Do's and Don'ts” for motivating
safer actions and personal safety responsibility--even among minimally-supervised
and "difficult to reach" workers.
Robert Pater is Managing Director of Strategic Safety Associates Inc. of Portland,
Ore., and MoveSMART. His company has provided safety culture and best practices
consulting services and training to major corporations in more than 63 countries
worldwide. He is author of Leading from Within: Martial Arts Skill for Dynamic
Business and Management and has written articles published in esteemed
journals such as Nation's Business, Professional Safety, Occupational
Health & Safety, HR Magazine, Training, and more.
Mr. Pater has an MA in Industrial Psychology and presents frequently at conferences
and events including the American Society of Safety Engineers' Annual Professional
Development Conference and Expo, the National Safety Congress, and now OH&S’s
Executive Safety Summit.