Employee Driven Safety: Creating Transformational Change with Employee Engagement
It is easy to “talk the talk” when it comes to safety – prominently featuring Target Zero type slogans on promotional materials.
However, the true health and safety of employees does not lie within the hands of a company’s management, communications, or EHS teams. The number one driver of incident reduction in the workplace is a strong employee-driven safety culture, where every employee works together as a team with an unrelenting commitment to the goal that they all return home in the same condition they arrived. Each and every day.
Join Fran Sehn, Principal Consultant of FxS Risk and Safety Consulting, as he reviews approaches and processes that other organizations have used to successfully build and monitor employee-driven safety cultures.
During this session, you will learn:
- How to evaluate your existing safety culture to identify whether you have an environment that supports employee involvement or blocks participation.
- OSHA’s recommended practices for safety and health programs.
- Ways to encourage employee involvement using surveys, interviews, meetings, and team-building exercises.
- The 8 steps you need to take to create transformational change with employee engagement.
FxS Risk and Safety Consulting
Fran is Principal Consultant FxS Risk and Safety Consulting, a consultancy focused on safety and risk-based solutions using management systems to assist organizations to reduce risk and the cost of risk. Fran’s career started in 1973 as a loss control consultant and he spent 18 years with several major insurance carriers. Fran then became Manager of Safety for Washington Steel Corporation where he was responsible for safety, industrial hygiene, workers’ compensation and security for the specialty steel maker. Responsibilities included developing policies and procedures, training, incident investigations, hazard identification and auditing at the site. He was instrumental in reducing the cost of risk at the 800 employee steel company using innovative programs for training and injury management. And in 1999, Fran joined Willis Towers Watson where he provided 10 years of safety and risk control consulting services for manufacturing, construction, institutional and real estate accounts throughout the US.
Fran is a member of the Western PA Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) where he is the Past President (2004-2005) of the chapter. He is the author of the chapter entitled “Cost-Benefit Analysis for Fleet Safety Training” in the ASSE “Safety Handbook”. He has been a speaker for fourteen years at the ASSP Professional Development Conference on a variety of risk management topics. He is past Administrator for the RM/I Practice Specialty for ASSE and serves on the Technical Advisory Groups for ISO 31000 and the ISO 45001 Standards. He has served as an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry for over twenty years. He has taught both the ten and thirty-hour courses to several hundred students during that time. And in 2019, Fran received the ASSP Council of Practices and Standards Safety Professional of the Year Award.