Boretti, Inc.

Client Side Chats

Client Side Chats is a series of quick, informal interviews with clients who share their thoughts and stories about addressing specific business, safety, and health challenges. We will also include short clips of our own Boretti, Inc. Safety Professionals.

LOTO — Matt Herron Part 1 || Client Side Chats

LOTO — Matt Herron Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Join us for the first of a five-part series with Matt Heron, MS, PE, CSP, CPE, Lead Safety Engineer at the Southwest Research Institute. In this first clip, we discuss lockout / tagout and how he worked through the process to get employee uptake for use. This is a great example of how to overcome barriers through engagement and consideration of customer design so an important safety element is used without question.

Company Responsibility for Employee Wellbeing — Jenna Valentine Part 3 || Client Side Chats

Company Responsibility for Employee Wellbeing — Jenna Valentine Part 3 || Client Side Chats

In part 3 of our three-part series with Dr. Jenna Valentine, we discuss employee being and organizational impacts. Dr. Valentine discusses how many times employers tend to look at employees as solving all the organization’s problems; however, that can’t be possible. Jenna cites data regarding the importance as well as performance and financial impact of wellbeing has success. Also discussed are the five pillars of wellbeing and how the career pillar is tied to the other four. Jenna also provides some insight as to what can be done to improve employee wellbeing that benefits everyone. Dr. Valentine (DACM, LAc) is a speaker, holistic wellness coach and practitioner. As a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist, with additional certification in functional medicine, Jenna is committed to uncovering practical and accessible methods for integrating health and wellness seamlessly into our fast-paced lives. Enjoy the final part of our series with Dr. Valentine.

Employee Mindset — Jenna Valentine Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Employee Mindset — Jenna Valentine Part 2 || Client Side Chats

In our second part with Dr. Jenna Valentine, we discuss the employee mindset and the impacts it has on occupational safety and health as well as the organization. Dr. Valentine discusses the “Victim Mindset” and when projected outward towards the company, it can be dangerous. Jenna focuses on how we can address this mindset from a safety perspective to improving organizational function and safety. Dr. Valentine (DACM, LAc) is a speaker, holistic wellness coach and practitioner. As a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist, with additional certification in functional medicine, Jenna is committed to uncovering practical and accessible methods for integrating health and wellness seamlessly into our fast-paced lives. We’re sure you’ll enjoy part 2 of our series with Dr. Valentine.

Happiness Factor — Jenna Valentine Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Happiness Factor — Jenna Valentine Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Today we start a new series with Dr. Jenna Valentine. In Part 1 of 3, Dr. Valentine discusses the “Happiness Factor” and how that impacts organizational function, especially safety. Jenna focuses on things we can do to improve happiness, thus improving organizational function and safety. Dr. Valentine (DACM, LAc) is a speaker, holistic wellness coach and practitioner. As a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist, with additional certification in functional medicine, Jenna is committed to uncovering practical and accessible methods for integrating health and wellness seamlessly into our fast-paced lives. We’re sure you’ll enjoy part 1 of our series with Dr. Valentine.

Women in Safety Overcoming the Barriers — Sondra Lavoie Part 3 || Client Side Chats

Women in Safety Overcoming the Barriers — Sondra Lavoie Part 3 || Client Side Chats

In our 3rd and last Client Side Chat series, James chats with Sondra Lavoie, CSP, ASP, CHST, on Women in Safety: the barriers and how to overcome them. In this episode, Sondra discusses some of the biases uniquely faced by women in safety, setting up boundaries, and saying “yes and” as a way of saying no. Sondra discusses her success such as getting out into the field to overcome perceptions and being viewed as a safety professional: fair and as an equal. Sondra also discusses the workforce and organizational cultures and how they need to change. Check out this episode to learn about the challenges women in safety face and how everyone can help make the workplace fair.

Bottleneck with Communication from C-Suite to Field — Sondra Lavoie Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Bottleneck with Communication from C-Suite to Field — Sondra Lavoie Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Join James as he continues his chat with Sondra Lavoie, CSP, ASP, CHST, in part 2 of this 3 part series. In this episode, we discuss the bottlenecks that occur between the C-Suite and our teams in the field. Sondra discusses how we as safety professionals can be the conduit to overcome bottlenecks and get everyone onto the same page using safety. It involves more than statements and edicts: it involves effective and efficient engagement to develop respect and trust. Check out this episode to learn about applied successes and outcomes.

Communication to Boots on the Ground — Sondra Lavoie Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Communication to Boots on the Ground — Sondra Lavoie Part 1 || Client Side Chats

We start the year with a 3 part series with Sondra Lavoie, CSP, ASP, CHST, discussing communication with the boots on the ground. Sondra offers her vast knowledge of experience and skill as a safety professional to share how to bridge the barrier of respect and engagement with people who are at the point of operation. Success in building a positive rapport includes developing the relationship and caring, something the “boots on the ground” can detect very readily. The rewards are great with shared safety engagement and resolution to challenges only they experience and can see. Check out this episode to learn what and how.

When Are We Going to Learn — Skipper Kendrick Part 3 || Client Side Chats

When Are We Going to Learn — Skipper Kendrick Part 3 || Client Side Chats

Skipper Kendrick, CSP, FASSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, joins us for part 3 of a 3-part series about “When Are We Going to Learn.” In this third part, Skipper and James pick it up from “why” to how we apply what we learn to looking forward: how we handle what we don’t know. Skipper discusses how our safety recommendations need to consider the business case, and how safety needs to be functionally sound in the organization. As Skipper notes, business people want to know how building a handrail is going to make the business money. In the end, it’s ROI: the Right Organizational Investments.

When Are We Going to Learn — Skipper Kendrick Part 2 || Client Side Chats

When Are We Going to Learn — Skipper Kendrick Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Skipper Kendrick, CSP, FASSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, joins us for part 2 of a 3 part series about “When Are We Going to Learn.” In this second part, Skipper expands into “safety first”, challenging the idea that it really is; rather, it needs to be equal. Skipper explores what organizations need to be productive, effective, and continue in operation. Skipper also talks about designing “stick shakers” in place to keep the organization within safe risks that allow the organization to move forward.