Skipper Kendrick, CSP, FASSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, joins us for part 2 of a 3 part series about “When Are We Going to Learn.” In this second part, Skipper expands into “safety first”, challenging the idea that it really is; rather, it needs to be equal. Skipper explores what organizations need to be productive, effective, and continue in operation. Skipper also talks about designing “stick shakers” in place to keep the organization within safe risks that allow the organization to move forward.
For business professionals, being open and flexible for new and innovative ideas can present a challenge, especially if they deviate from the organizational mission and vision.
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.
James continues his discussion with Matt Law, DrPH, CSP, REHS, regarding his findings from research in occupational perception of risk in foreign-born construction workers in central Florida. In this episode, we discuss risk perception and any difference between foreign-born and domestic construction workers. How safety professionals should address risk perceptions is also discussed. Matt is the Director of Customer Safety Strategy at Grainger.
When organizations lose their way, it’s usually due to the pursuit of a “good idea” that is off-topic.