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Get Real! How to Stop Talking EHS Culture and Start Talking Organizational Culture
Tuesday January 24, 2017
1:00 -2:00 p.m. (ET)
Cost: FREE for Members, $99 for Non-Members
Many companies are exploring strategies to embed EHS into organizational culture, with the goal of removing barriers and driving significant improvement.
However, many such approaches feature a "Safety/EHS First" message, which in fact can have the opposite effect, build barriers between EHS and Operations. This can lead to a constant struggle for attention and hurt the overall organization.
This presentation will demonstrate why taking a unified approach where EHS is actually integrated into the organizational systems will prevent a lot of future challenges, and produce a return on investment much more quickly and efficiently. Safety/EHS is not 1st, it should be equal to operations and quality. The trick is how to balance them.
Attend and gain insight into the elements of positive organizational culture change:
- Balance: A clearer understanding of what an EHS culture is & how imbedding it into the organizational culture will lead to significant improvements.
- Challenges & Solutions: A discussion about common "culture killers" and controls that can be put in place to prevent them.
- Resources: Sharing of examples of best practices and valuable resources.
- Tabitha A. Laser, CSP, H&S Practice Leader; CH2M
Tabitha A. Laser
Tabitha is currently the Health and Safety Business Leader with CH2M. She is a CSP, who holds a M.S. in safety management, and a B.S. in industrial and behavioral safety management from the University of Central Missouri has presented at numerous forums including the past two national ASSE conferences, is a member of W.I.S.E., and was Recognized as a Woman in Biofuels Groundbreaker by Ethanol Producers Magazine in 2012.
Over the past 22 years Tabitha has held EHS leadership roles with BP, ServiceMaster, 3M, General Mills, Charter Communications, and various other sectors including construction, manufacturing, medical, and agricultural. Tabitha"s leadership responsibilities have included corporate strategy, risk management, EHS management systems development and implementation, regulatory compliance (DOL, OSHA, EPA, FIFRA, NFPA, and DOT), training, auditing, behavioral safety, fleet safety, continuous improvement, and incident investigations. Tabitha is an "out of the box" thinker who constantly strives to apply systematic fit-for-purpose solutions using practical and manageable approaches.