Skipper Kendrick, CSP, FASSP, President, Kendrick Global Enterprises, LLC, joins us for part 3 of a 3-part series about “When Are We Going to Learn.” In this third part, Skipper and James pick it up from “why” to how we apply what we learn to looking forward: how we handle what we don’t know. Skipper discusses how our safety recommendations need to consider the business case, and how safety needs to be functionally sound in the organization. As Skipper notes, business people want to know how building a handrail is going to make the business money. In the end, it’s ROI: the Right Organizational Investments.
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.