Episode 101

Communication Matters: Achieving Employee Buy-in and Compliance with New Safety Initiatives

One of the most important parts of rolling out a new safety initiative is communication with employees. In this episode, Blackline Safety's Sean Stinson and Jeffery Fors from Waste Management explain effective strategies to getting employee buy-in and compliance.

I am so excited to bring you today’s podcast featuring one of the most insightful conversations I have had on the topic of employee buy-in, communication and strategies for success when it comes to bringing in new safety initiatives at your company.

For today’s podcast, I interview Sean Stinson, the Chief Revenue Officer at Blackline Safety and Jeffery Fors, Corporate Director for the Landfill Gas Program at Waste Management, a Blackline Safety customer. Before we jump into the interview, I would like to give you a little more information about Sean and Jeffery.

Sean oversees teams including data science, product management, user experience design, sales, client success and customer care at Blackline Safety. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary in 2002 and has spent nearly 20 years in the safety industry.

Jeffrey has spent the last 18 years with Waste Management. During his tenure, he has held many roles from Field Technician, Renewable Energy Plant Manager and Area level manager with the company. His job responsibilities have focused heavily on environmental compliance, special project management, and safety. Jeffrey earned degrees from Penn State University and East Stroudsburg University with an emphasis in Biology. Additionally, he served 12 years in the U.S. Army Reserves, supported Operation Iraqi Freedom III as a Platoon Sergeant, and is a Bronze Star Recipient.

So, how important is employee communication and buy-in when it comes to safety programs?Find out by downloading, streaming and listening to OH&S SafetyPod on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and more.

A special thank you to Blackline Safety.

Blackline Safety is a global connected safety leader that helps to ensure every worker gets their job done and returns home safe each day. Blackline provides wearable safety technology, personal and area gas monitoring, cloud-connected software and data analytics to meet demanding safety challenges and increase productivity of organizations in more than 100 countries. Blackline Safety wearables provide a lifeline to tens of thousands of men and women, having reported over 140 billion data-points and initiated over five million emergency responses. Armed with cellular and satellite connectivity, we ensure that help is never too far away. https://www.blacklinesafety.com

About the Author

Sydny Shepard is the Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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