Reversing the Trend: Keys to SIF Prevention Success

Uncover strategies to reverse the trend of serious injuries and fatalities. Learn from successful organizations to foster a safer work culture.

This webinar was originally broadcast on May 14, 2024. 

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Sponsor: DEKRA

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The latest US Government numbers on workplace injuries reveals a frustrating and disappointing fact: Although the number of fatalities has declined over the past 30 years, the trend has been relatively flat. 2022 actually saw 296 more fatalities than the previous year (according to the most recent data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

How can we reverse this troubling trend? Some organizations already have successfully achieving significant and sustained reductions in serious injuries and fatalities (SIFs).

We’ll look at key insights that contribute to their success and explore the strategies and practices that have made the difference.

Key Takeaways:  

  • Why a focus on proactive SIF prevention is essential
  • Insights to implement sustainable change in SIF prevention programs
  • Ways to adapt and integrate SIF prevention to minimize risks and foster a culture of safety
  • How to commit to - and achieve - continuous improvement to combat evolving risks and leverage emerging best practices 


Erika Gwilt

Vice President / Exposure Elimination Expert | DEKRA

Erika Gwilt’s strength in leadership development and business strategy support enables her to help clients engage their entire workforce in improving safety outcomes. Erika’s areas of expertise include leadership coaching, sustainable safety performance, serious injury and fatality analysis, and measurement of program effectiveness.

Micah Backlund

HSE Director | Helmerich & Payne

Micah Backlund is the HSE Director for Helmerich & Payne North America.  Mr. Backlund began his oilfield career as a roustabout in South Texas and has worked in different roles in the O&G and petrochemical industries. Over the past 10 years he has played a significant part in transitioning H&P into a SIF-Based HSE program.

Daniel McGonegle

Vice President / Power Generation Segment Lead | DEKRA

Dan McGonegle is a results-oriented leader with expertise in developing new business ideas, identifying opportunities, and implementing action plans that produce measurable results for his clients. He has more than 20 years of executive sales leadership experience in the Power Generation segment.


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