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.
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.