Live on February 25, 2022, 12 – 1 pm Eastern
Celebrating Safety! Selling, Leading, and Promoting Your Safety Culture with Little Time,Money, and People
By Cory Worden, PhD, ABD, MS, CSHM, CSP, CHSP, ARM, REM, CESCO
Before a safety culture can be developed, both leaders and teammates need to buy into and be motivated to do it. With this, we need to become experts at selling safety and explaining why it is so important. Next, we need to lead the pursuit, developing the safety communications, training, and validation processes to ensure we are sending the right messages, increasing knowledge and engagement, and validating that safety work practices are happening. Finally, we need to celebrate this culture with recognition, incentives, and fun events that keep our teams motivated and enthusiastic to continually improve the culture.
Importantly, we also need to accomplish a safety culture with constrained time availability, budgets, and personnel. Once achieved, we’re able to truly celebrate safety as a valid and reliable part of our operational workflow and culture.
1. Identify major selling points of developing a safety culture.
2. Ascertain proactive safety program components that are controllable, realistic, and
3. Determine ways to incentivize safety and make it fun to continue building motivation and
Cory Worden has worked in the development, implementation, and management of safety, health, environmental, emergency management, and training programs for over 15 years and has a wealth of experience in the military, manufacturing, municipal government, and healthcare. He is currently the Safety Advisor for the City of Houston Department of Health.
Worden is a PhD (All but Dissertation) with a focus on Public Safety Leadership, and his dissertation is Countering Insurgent Behaviors (2018), correlating societal culture change in hostile areas through counterinsurgency theory with safety culture change within organizations. He holds a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety and is a CSHM, CSP, CHSP, ARM, REM, and CESCO. He is well published and has won numerous awards recognizing his contributions to the field of safety. Worden is the AOHP Region 2 Director, sits on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Safety and Health Management and chairs their Professional Development Committee, is the Assistant Administrator for the American Society of Safety Professionals’ Healthcare Practice Specialty Community of Practice and sits on the advisory committee for the Public Sector Practice Specialty, and is a member of the National Safety Council’s Government and Public Sector Division, as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Air Force Sergeants’ Association.
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