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Best of Forum Webinar - Driving Culture Change for Safety Improvement
Best of the Forum Webinar: Driving Culture Change for Safety Improvement

The Best of Forum series features encore webinar presentations of the top-rated sessions from the 2009 Annual EHS Management Forum. These interactive presentations are peer-led case studies from leading companies that represent the latest in EHS and sustainability management. If you missed the Forum, this series is an effective way to benchmark your program, ask questions, and share the Forum experience with your team.

Driving Culture Change for Safety Improvement

Driving Culture Change for Safety Improvement

December 17, 2009
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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Cost: FREE for Members, $149 for Non-Members

Everyone talks about creating a culture of safety, but how do you get there?

Hear how two companies overcame common pitfalls.

Creating lasting EHS performance improvement requires true culture change, where all stakeholders define and embrace EHS goals across the entire operation. Our speakers will provide compelling examples of safety culture change at one very challenging facility, and across a diverse global manufacturing organization. If you have ever felt daunted at the prospect of changing your organization’s safety culture, or wondered what one person can really do to effect change, this session will inspire you and provide you with strategies to begin your journey.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Diane Dembosky, Divisional Safety Manager, General Mills Inc.
  • James Kendrick, CSP, Director, EHS Training, Textron Inc.
  • Dwayne Lane, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager, General Mills Inc.

Moderated by: Barbara Lemos, Vice President Technical Practices, AECOM

Speaker Biographies:

Diane Dembosky
Diane is the Corporate Safety Manager of the Dry Channel for General Mills, Inc. headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Diane has been with General Mills since 1998. Prior to General Mills, Diane has worked for Pillsbury, the Allina Healthcare System, Kraft and SPX, a specialty Tool Company. Diane has been in the Safety field for over 30 years. She earned her Nursing degree in 1979, and a Masters in Public Health in 1993, both from the University of Minnesota and most recently, her CSP in 2003.

James Kendrick, CSP
Recently named by Occupational Hazards magazine as one of the most influential safety leaders of the last decade, James "Skipper" Kendrick, CSP has over 30 years experience in the fields of safety, education and training. He is currently the Director, EHS Training for Textron Inc., Providence R.I.. Textron Inc. is a $14.2 billion Fortune 500 multi-industry conglomerate with major brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, E-Z Go, Greenlee and Jacobsen. As such he is responsible for developing and leading EHS training strategies for businesses in 29 different countries with 37,000 employees worldwide. Prior to this position, Skipper was Corporate Manager, Industrial Safety and Hygiene for Bell Helicopter.

Skipper holds a BS degree in Industrial Technology, with a safety option, from Louisiana State University. He recently received ASSE’s highest honor, that of being named a Society Fellow. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination. Skipper holds ASSE’s Certificate in Safety Management and Executive Safety Certificate and has been named 2009 Safety Trainer of the Year. He has been named Safety Professional of the Year at the Chapter, Region and National level. Skipper is also a certified OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer and a certified Six Sigma Green Belt.

He has presented a wide variety of general safety, safety management, workplace training and communication seminars to audiences including Federal and State OSHA, Workers Compensation programs, general industry, educational institutions and trade or professional organizations in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Skipper is the co-author and instructor of Safety Management I & II; required courses for ASSE's Certificate in Safety Management. He is also a faculty member of the Society’s Executive Safety Certificate program.

Dwayne Lane
Dwayne is the Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for a Multi –Platform Manufacturing Operation located in West Chicago, Illinois. Dwayne has been an active Leader for General Mills since 1997. Prior to General Mills, Dwayne gained valuable experience while employed at Ralston Foods, Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, Heritage Mutual Insurance Company and the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company. Dwayne has been active in the HSE field for over 17 years. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the Industrial Technology field in 1991, a Master of Science Degree in the Industrial Education field in 1992, both from Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.

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