Need for Safety Pros & Leadership — Brad Giles || Client Side Chats

Sep 6, 2023 | Client Side Chats

This week, Brad Giles, Past-President of ASSP, joins James discussing how to prevent the drain on talent for the safety profession. Brad presents a multiple approach to solving this problem including colleges and universities as well as workforce development. At the core of the issue is the need for safety professionals and what is driving it, which is no longer “because they are required.” Leadership is what is needed in safety professionals, which includes communication skills as well as being visionary. Enjoy this episode as it will help safety professionals know need and direction for their future.

 

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