Building a culture of safety beyond a pandemic

Safety is all about people, and building a culture of safety is about instilling human behaviors that become the norm. That includes taking steps to protect workers from being infected by COVID-19, but it goes beyond this. And it is not something accomplished in a short time—typically, it takes five to 10 years. Yet positive short-term changes in processes and systems can, over time, contribute to building this culture. In this webinar, workplace safety expert Chuck Pettinger, a Process Change Leader at Fortive-owned Predictive Solutions, discusses his ongoing work with industrial companies to help build this safety-focused climate. He details the signs he sees in organizations successfully developing a culture of safety.

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., Process Change Leader, Predictive Solutions

Chuck Pettinger, Ph.D., is Process Change Leader at Predictive Solutions, a Fortive company. He has more than 30 years of experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating culture step-change initiatives. His primary interests include developing large-scale corporate behavior change initiatives, assessing industrial safety cultures, using advanced predictive analytics to develop leading indicators, and conducting organizational Leadership Workshops. Pettinger has consulted with a variety of companies and industries, including Bayer, Bechtel, Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Honeywell, Kaiser Permanente, Pfizer, TVA, Union Pacific, and others. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, his master’s from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his doctorate from Virginia Tech.

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Original session held on September 16, 2020

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