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.

When Are We Going to Learn — Skipper Kendrick Part 1 || Client Side Chats

When Are We Going to Learn — Skipper Kendrick Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Skipper Kendrick, CSP, FASSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, joins us for part 1 of a 3-part series about “When Are We Going to Learn.” In this first part, Skipper discusses and challenges the idea that compliance is equal to safety. Skipper shares examples that question that notion and, while compliance is important and not going away, it is not the magic bullet that would put you into the top-tier safety performance. Skipper leaves us in this part with two things needed for safety training and about “safety first”: listen to hear what he really thinks.

Measuring Risk Perceptions Among Foreign-born Workers — Matt Law Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Measuring Risk Perceptions Among Foreign-born Workers — Matt Law Part 2 || Client Side Chats

James continues his discussion with Matt Law, DrPH, CSP, REHS, regarding his findings from research in occupational perception of risk in foreign-born construction workers in central Florida. In this episode, we discuss risk perception and any difference between foreign-born and domestic construction workers. How safety professionals should address risk perceptions is also discussed. Matt is the Director of Customer Safety Strategy at Grainger.

Measuring Risk Perceptions Among Foreign-born Workers — Matt Law Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Measuring Risk Perceptions Among Foreign-born Workers — Matt Law Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Join Matt Law, DrPH, CSP, REHS, regarding his findings from research in occupational perception of risk in foreign-born construction workers in central Florida. The study yielded some interesting perceptions and conclusions regarding risk. The idea was to see if risk perceptions link to injury results: listen to hear the results. Matt is the Director of Customer Safety Strategy at Grainger.

Product Compliance & Safety — Scott Shackelford Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Product Compliance & Safety — Scott Shackelford Part 2 || Client Side Chats

As we continue our conversation with Scott Shackelford, Product Compliance Engineer with Google, we turn our discussion to safety leadership and influencing, especially in the absence of regulation. Scott talks about his experience in his current role where compliance is a given and addressing safety to mitigate anticipated risk so it becomes the norm in the future. Looking at it from a strategic risk perspective, Scott includes prediction of risk and risk tolerance as part of the factors to use in addressing risk to get engagement of the stakeholders.

Product Compliance & Safety — Scott Shackelford Part 1 || Client Side Chats

Product Compliance & Safety — Scott Shackelford Part 1 || Client Side Chats

In this episode of Client Side Chats, Scott Shackelford, Product Compliance Engineer with Google, discusses risk around consumer electronics with James that can be applied to multiple types of safety situations. Scott talks about mitigating factors to address risk should a product be opened or used in a way that’s unplanned. James gets Scott’s thoughts on how the skills of a safety professional, which he is, from using the lens of risk to help engineers in a valuable way and speaking the language of leadership. This conversation will turn towards influencing in part two next week.

AI Examples — Ron Gantt Part 2 || Client Side Chats

AI Examples — Ron Gantt Part 2 || Client Side Chats

Last week we discussed Safety and AI with Ron Gantt. This week on Client Side Chats we provide examples of AI issues from a safety perspective and how we may address them as safety professionals with Ron. We discuss shared experiences where AI has gone wrong, resulting in potential risks, some of them catastrophic. And we discuss where AI has gone right including how it involves the human with plenty of time to adjust to impending risks. Ron is HSE Director – Americas at Yondr Group. PhD Candidate in Cognitive Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Navigating the Advantages & Disadvantages of AI in Safety — Ron Gantt || Client Side Chats

Navigating the Advantages & Disadvantages of AI in Safety — Ron Gantt || Client Side Chats

This week on Client Side Chats we discuss Safety and AI with Ron Gantt. Ron, a frequent friend of the show, discusses how the shift to AI is going to create new ways for people to hurt themselves and challenges for safety professionals. Ron brings up other technological shifts that have resulted in safety professionals having to think through risk and prevention. Consideration of cognitive challenges as humans adapt to the new technology and how AI is engineered to work with humans are also raised in our discussion. Ron is HSE Director – Americas at Yondr Group. PhD Candidate in Cognitive Systems Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Employers as a Stakeholder & Advocate for Their Business — Mike Octave || Client Side Chats

Employers as a Stakeholder & Advocate for Their Business — Mike Octave || Client Side Chats

On this week’s Client Side Chats we meet with Mike Octave, CSP, CHST, VP of Safety, as he discusses how to Engage Employers as a Stakeholder & Advocate for Their Business from a safety perspective. Mike discusses how safety can make a positive difference in business performance and safety. He shares his experiences and successes that can be used by all safety professionals for business / safety success. Join us for this interesting discussion on how to engage the business owner for safety success.

Experience & Volunteer Leadership Part 2 — Maribeth Anderson || Client Side Chats

Experience & Volunteer Leadership Part 2 — Maribeth Anderson || Client Side Chats

In part two of our session with Maribeth Anderson, MPA, CSP, Maribeth and James discuss leadership with and for safety, and her experiences as developing into a safety leader. Maribeth discusses how she learned from reflecting on situations to improve herself as a leader and shares takeaways of leadership which we can all use. Maribeth is a Global Safety Director and the first ASSP Council on Regional Affairs Vice President, and she has a great wealth of experience in safety leadership during crises.

Experience & Volunteer Leadership Part 1 — Maribeth Anderson || Client Side Chats

Experience & Volunteer Leadership Part 1 — Maribeth Anderson || Client Side Chats

Join James as he chats with Maribeth Anderson, MPA, CSP in a two-part series. In the first part, Maribeth and James discuss business continuity and the lessons she learned from 9/11 when she was the Safety Manager for O’Hare International Airport. Maribeth discusses how they responded on the fly, and how they pivoted for the future from the lessons learned that day. Maribeth is a Global Safety Director and the first ASSP Council on Regional Affairs Vice President, and she has a great wealth of experience in safety leadership during crises.