Our first interview as part of this new series is with Mark Patton, EHS Manager of Betts Company. As a manufacturer of truck parts and a provider of service for heavy duty vehicles, Betts Co. was classified as an essential business. Betts Co. has always been proactive in advancing their safety culture, and today James Boretti, CSP interviews Mark on how they have handled and adjusted to COVID-19 so far to keep their employees and customers safe, what measures they have implemented, and any challenges they anticipate addressing as the country moves to reopen.
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.