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.
Original session held on September 16, 2020