OH&S SafetyPod: The Importance and Impact of a Strong Safety Training Program

Episode 38

OH&S SafetyPod: The Importance and Impact of a Strong Safety Training Program

Setting expectations and standards through a strong safety training program is just one of the best ways to create a strong safety culture. In this episode, Editor Sydny Shepard sits down with Earl Johnson, Director of Safety at Tyson Foods, to discuss the impact and importance of implementing a training program that works for leadership and employees.

Training is the cornerstone of a strong safety culture at any company, no matter its size. It is up to the safety leaders and C-Suite to work together to define expectations for employees as well as clearly outline the hazards present in the workplace. This is no easy feat, however, so I asked Earl Johnson, the Director of Safety for the Prepared Foods Segment at Tyson Foods to join me on the podcast to discuss the training aspect of safety. Earl and I have a great discussion on the impact of safety training, how to get buy-in from the c-suite and other safety leaders as well as how to engage employees in the midst of a pandemic.

But first, a little bit about Earl. Over his career, Early has lead safety processes in a variety of manufacturing and supply chain industries including food, dinnerware, automotive and logistics. Earl has worked as a director of safety for over 10 years with AdvancePierre Foods and relocated to Northwest Arkansas when AdvancePierre acquired Tyson Foods.

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About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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