24th Annual HPRCT Conference
June 19-22, 2018
Marriott Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas
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Friday, June 22 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Safety Differently- A New View of Safety Excellence

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This session is designed to provide an overview of the tenets of Safety Differently, including redefining how safety is defined, the role of people in the organization, and the focus of the organizations with respect to safety management. 

Current safety management approaches are based on outdated models of organizational management and human performance, some over 100 years old. No wonder while the world changes ever more rapidly, the safety profession is seeing diminishing returns for our efforts. Yet, we continue to press ahead, doing what we’ve always done, and getting what we’ve always gotten.  
This session will introduce a new model of safety management – Safety Differently. Based on decades of research and practice in high-risk industries, Safety Differently provides a new way to approach safety problems and a new set of tools for the safety professional. It is based on three basic tenets that contrast with traditional approaches to managing safety:  
  1. Safety is defined by its presence (not its absence) 
  1. People are the solution (not a problem to control) 
  1. Safety is a top-down ethical responsibility (not a bureaucratic accountability to those at the top) 

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Ron Gantt

Vice President, Safety Compliance Management, Inc.
Ron Gantt is a management consultant with Reflect Consulting Group. He has 17 years experience in safety management in industries such as construction, utilities, and petrochemical, as well as others. Ron has a master degree in advanced safety engineering and management, as well as... Read More →

Friday June 22, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm CDT