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.
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.