In today’s #ClientSideChat, James interviews Vice President/Regional Risk Control Leader at Sompo International, Daniel Hopwood, MPH, CSP, SMS, ARM. Dan shares with us his success story of when he worked for a diverse California company with a high x-mod and how he was able to cut insurance premiums by nearly 70%. While he had 3 key steps into turning this company’s safety culture around, Dan discusses the details of his Recognition Program. This developed over 5 years and started with simpler responses, to employees sending in thoughtful diagrams, pictures, regulatory references, etc. on how to improve the safety process. Listen in on today’s Client Side Chat!
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.