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Webinar: Safety Leadership Conference - Day of Learning

Three EHS Today-hosted webinars, sponsored by Avetta

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. EST (GMT -5, New York)
Duration: 3 - 1 Hour Sessions
Event Type: Live Webinars
Cost: Free

Register Today for One, Two or all Three of these Sessions! 

Session 1 – 11:00 a.m. EST | Issues Facing Women in Construction 
Learn more about this session with Kathleen Dobson

Session 2 – 1:00 p.m. EST | How EnTrans Uses Error Reduction Tools to Improve Incident Investigations: An America’s Safest Company Success Story
Learn more about this session with Karen Czor

Session 3 – 3:00 p.m. EST | Building a Safety Culture in the Compliance-Driven Construction Industry
Learn more about this session with Sarah Currie


Session 1 – 11:00 a.m. EST | Issues Facing Women in Construction

Women comprise about 9% of the workforce in construction, and the challenges they face begin when they choose a career in construction and when companies and trades recruit women into the industry. Perceptions are not always accurate about what women can and should do, and they continue once a woman enters the industry. Even in the age of #metoo, many women in construction are bullied, harassed and face lack of inclusion and opportunities to advance. Other concerns women face include the lack of properly-fitting PPE, poor sanitation conditions, and ergonomic problems related to tools and material handling.

Learning Objectives

  • The barriers to recruiting women in construction, and how to overcome them.
  • To identify methods to help retain women in the construction industry and how to combat negative situations that women may face in their own companies.
  • How to help colleagues evaluate and address these issues and adopt these solutions within their own companies and projects.

Dobson100.jpgKathleen Dobson, Safety Director, Alberici Constructors
Kathi Dobson is a 20+ year veteran of the construction industry and of Alberici Constructors, Inc. Prior to her work in construction, she was a hospital-based critical care nurse. She works throughout the country supporting safe work efforts. Her missions: to enhance the success of women in construction, and to support the industry through efforts advancing safety through diversity & inclusion.

Session 2 – 1:00 p.m. EST | How EnTrans Uses Error Reduction Tools to Improve Incident Investigations: An America’s Safest Company Success Story

Error reduction tools have been used in many organizations to address quality and performance issues, but until recently these tools have not been implemented to improve corrective actions from safety incidents. EnTrans, a winner of the 2018 America’s Safest Companies Award, has used the error reduction tools of error traps and triggers as part of the incident investigation process for two years, resulting in increased corrective actions that are based on system and organizational issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Training on basic error reduction theory, the error traps and triggers tool, and implementation of this tool in incident investigation.
  • How to use error traps and triggers data to develop safety programs to reduce injury risk.
  • Hands-on activities for understanding the tool and using it to perform an incident investigation in small groups.

Czor100.jpgKaren Czor, Corporate Director of Risk Management, EnTrans International
Karen Czor is the Director of Risk Management for EnTrans International. In this role, she leads the corporate risk management efforts including environmental, health and safety functions. During her time with EnTrans the company TRIR has reduced by more than 50%. EnTrans International and has won numerous industry safety awards, as well as EHS Today’s Americas Safety Company 2018 Award.

Session 3 – 3:00 p.m. EST | Building a Safety Culture in the Compliance-Driven Construction Industry

One of the biggest challenges in the construction industry is complying with all of the rules and regulations while still trying to run a profitable operation – and sometimes that challenge hinders the safety culture of your company. This session will offer tangible ways to improve safety culture from the top down. It will help you create forms that include everything you need for compliance, but that are also helpful to your employees doing the work. Learn how to lessen the compliance burden and grow a culture where management and employees work together as a team.

Learning Objectives

  • How to replace your old compliance reports with more impactful, less time-consuming ones.
  • How to quit thinking in terms of compliance and start thinking about how to build up your safety culture.
  • Tricks and tools to get a real picture of your safety culture and replace compliance-driven metrics.

Currie100.jpgSara Currie, Safety & Compliance, Tice Electric Co.
Sara is a licensed electrician in the states of Oregon and Washington. She took on the role of Safety and Compliance at Tice Electric Company in 2016. Sara sits on many industry committees in an effort to understand and address challenges regarding safety in construction.



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