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.
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.