What’s Driving the Brain?: Recognize + Resolve Transportation Safety Hazards
Thursday, February 29th 2024 - 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Ongoing investments in transportation safety would suggest accident rates would be on the decline, right? After all, features like accelerometers, lane change detection, and auto emergency braking are all working to reduce collision avoidance. Unfortunately, these technologies alone cannot overcome the decisions drivers are still responsible for making every time they get ready to drive and ultimately get behind the wheel. So what’s driving their thinking? And what’s driving the thinking of emerging talent as they enter the transportation industry?
Join us as we discuss:
- The 7 Brain-Centered Hazards™, including the particular role that distractions and fatigue play in safety
- How to go beyond basic safety training to include making safe decisions
- Ways to build a culture of trust and a reputation for safety
- Rajni Walia, VP, Human Performance Expert
- James Grant, VP, Transportation Segment Leader
- Tamara Jalving, Transportation Safety Leader
Enjoy the archive of webinars below geared toward all levels of safety leadership, sorted by topic:
DEKRA consultants are global experts with decades of experience working with organizations to mitigate life-threatening risks in the workplace. Join Senior Vice President Rebecca Timmins and Vice President of Client Engagement Angelica Grindle for a conversation about the critical activities needed to control exposure at every level, from top management to frontline employee.
This webinar describes how to move beyond just reacting to the incident or injury rate “symptom” with “flavor of the month” safety solutions to performing a deeper diagnosis that enables a true understanding of why injuries and one-off events continue to occur at your organization. The DEKRA Exposure Reduction™ Model seeks out the “why” behind the metrics so that thoughtful, sustainable, and systemic solutions tailored to the underlying need can be developed, implemented, and sustained within your business.
Many organizations promote "see something, say something" to encourage their people to intervene and make work safe. But most don't go far enough to equip teams with the skills to actually do this. And they don't address the barriers that stand in their way, like archaic or "dinosaur" thinking about safety, lack of reinforcement from leaders, and a culture that doesn't walk the talk. This webinar examines ways to remedy these shortfalls by operationalizing HOP (human and organizational performance) and leveraging it to grow your organization's speak-up culture. It specifically concentrates on the factors that support and enable team members to speak up to keep work safe and people protected.
Catastrophic Occupational & Process Safety Incidents usually occur after a series of early warning signals, often subtle, are overlooked. Some organizations have been very successful in avoiding catastrophic events, even in environments with high risk factors and complex operations. Known as High Reliability Organizations (HRO), these operations have developed cultures that embrace the concepts of Anticipation, Questioning, Diligence, Resilience, and Learning, blending them with a focus on Human Performance Reliability. This leads to significant improvement in the detection of and response to early warning signals.Watch the recording
DEKRA Vice Presidents, Rajni Walia & David Musgrave shared insights on a commonly asked question in this webinar– “Who Really Owns Human and Organizational Performance (HOP)?”. Is it the safety organization? Human Resources? Operational Excellence? Or should Human Performance be a separate part of the organization?
Ever wonder how individuals or teams have arrived at a given decision? More importantly, do you want to learn more about how you can positively influence decisions for yourself, your teams, and your colleagues for a safe, quality, and in control result? DEKRA OSR’s Brain-Centric Reliability™ experts, Rajni Walia and David Musgrave, discuss practical ways to arrive at correct decisions when it really counts in this webinar.
This webinar is designed to help safety leaders better understand how the brain plays an important role in exposing workers to vulnerabilities and the specific techniques for overcoming them. DEKRA OSR thought leaders, Michael Mangan and David Musgrave lead participants in a discussion on how the human brain can help or hinder actions, and also what can be done to optimize real-time high-performance reliability to avoid unplanned events.
When leaders really engage at the place where work happens—the front line—they are practicing purposeful presence. This ability to fully focus, be present face-to-face, and make the workforce feel seen, heard, and understood is a tremendous force to catalyze organizational culture, enable meaningful change, and make seemingly impossible futures possible. This webinar explains the three essentials of purposeful presence and how leaders can develop these skills.
When we ask transportation leaders what keeps them up at night, their answers sometimes surprise us—for all the wrong reasons. It turns out, myths about transportation safety persist. And they can keep organizations in trucking, rail, and aviation from achieving the consistently optimized safety performance they strive for. This webinar examines three common myths that continue to influence how transportation companies approach safety. Discover why they persist and how companies can move beyond them to see real and lasting progress.
Today’s challenging, high-turnover environment has made it harder than ever for front-line leaders to engage their teams around a common purpose while providing guidance and support. This webinar gives both experienced and new safety and operations supervisors and managers practical insights and tools they can use to become stronger leaders who are in sync with the workforce and create a safe workplace. Led by DEKRA safety and behavioral specialists Angelica Grindle, Ph.D., and Sylvester Mayo, participants will develop new understanding and skills to transform their abilities as leaders and champions of safety.
Supervisors are the connective tissue between the executive layer and your front line, and equipping them with the skills to control exposure is critical to achieving your safety goals. Too often, supervisors are unprepared for the transition from high performing team member to team leader. In this webinar, DEKRA’s Mike Mangan and Susan Murphy will share their experience and insights on how training and mentorship can support supervisors and set them up for success, and how strengthening your supervisor ranks can improve worker well-being and reduce turnover. We’ll also discuss the importance of procedural justice and how it contributes to employee engagement.
Unsafe conditions can trigger a wide range of emotional responses, such as anxiety and stress, which subsequently can increase the risk for incidents or injuries. These conditions can also occur when teams are fatigued or distracted and not following the standards of operation. Gain practical guidance on how good leaders can influence their teams to complete the work at hand and make safe decisions.View the recording
This webinar discusses how organizations can move toward positive outcomes and engage all levels of leadership in saving lives and reducing injuries. Using examples from the field, DEKRA Chief Client Officer Jim Spigener and DEKRA Vice President Mike Mangan explore how leaders can use good governance, adaptive leadership skills, an improved culture and change management to help boost employee engagement.View the recording
Feeling stressors in the workplace, from operational challenges to aches and pains, is unfortunately common. The extent to how we allow those stressors to affect worker well-being depends on the choices we make. Join DEKRA North America Vice Presidents Mike Mangan and Jack Balsamo as they explore topics like transformational leadership, personal resilience, and building capacity.
In a Culture of Safety, the value an organization has for safety is omnipresent. Most importantly, a Culture of Safety is about identifying and controlling exposure and creating an environment that is focused on total worker wellbeing. In this webinar, DEKRA Senior Vice President Rebecca Timmins and DEKRA Vice President and Executive Consultant Luis Sanchez discussed the three strategic blocks that must be present to create and maintain safety excellence.
The year 2020 will be in the history books for the challenges it presented to safety leaders all over the world. The DEKRA panel discussion “The Nightmare of 2020: How to Lead with Safety During Chaos” featured two safety leaders who helped innovate new ways to exceed in safety despite the challenges facing their organization during this troubling year.
Why is it so hard to protect people from injury or death on the job? Yes, the risks are inherently high in industries such as Utilities and others with dispersed workforces. But we know the risks exist, so what’s keeping us from better preventing SIFs? This webinar panel discussion explores the two critical factors influencing SIF prevention—culture and leadership—and the ways each needs to evolve to achieve success. We’ll look at the symbiotic relationship between culture and safety, what leaders should focus on to positively impact safety, and how we can adjust our approach and tactics to enable safety to thrive.
Organizational measures to mitigate injuries have not yielded similar results in preventing fatal incidents. That’s because the factors contributing to potentially life-threatening events differ significantly from those causing less severe incidents. This webinar explores those differences, connecting the concepts of preventing Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) incidents with human performance. We’ll look at the underlying motivations behind people's actions and the most prevalent factors contributing to SIFs.
Catastrophic incidents that have the ability to cause serious injuries or fatalities aren’t the norm, making it easy for leaders to feel overly confident instead of vulnerable, ultimately creating organizational blind spots. It takes a different kind of organization to develop leaders who, instead of asking, “Can it happen here?” ask, “How can it happen here?”
This webinar examines real-life issues leaders in high-risk industries face and the most effective ways to reduce risks and empower leaders and teams to overcome or offset safety threats. All levels of personnel in Safety, EHS, Operations, and HR will take away knowledge and tools to help create not only a safer workplace but also an underlying culture that supports and enables safety and organizational performance.
Catastrophic toxic fires and explosions usually occur after early warning signals, however subtle, are overlooked. Some organizations are very successful in avoiding catastrophic events, even in environments with high risk factors and complex operations. Known as Highly Reliable Organizations, these operations have developed cultures that embrace the understanding of hazards and risk, drive proper management of risk, and value learning from experience.
Recent studies show that while the overall efforts to reduce injuries has progressed steadily over the past few decades, the trend for fatalities has plateaued according to the latest data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. This trend illustrates that whatever organizations have been doing to reduce injuries has not had the same effect on fatalities. As a result, organizations are starting to recognize that the causes for potentially life-threatening events are very different from the causes of other events with lower severity potential. Instead, there is a new shift emphasizing a focus on high exposure events. In addition to a concentrated focus on the high exposure events, there is a need to understand why people do what they do, especially during situations that may lead to serious injuries and fatalities.
Catastrophic incidents like fires, explosions, derailments, spills, releases, food contamination, etc. not only have a devastating impact on the workforce, but they also have detrimental effects on the surrounding community and the environment. In this webinar, DEKRA VP of Solution Development Mike Mangan and Sr. Process Safety Development Engineer Sarah Eck discussed how you can turn your organization into a high-reliability organization that can anticipate catastrophic exposure by implementing high-quality decision making and controls.
Serious Injury and Fatality (SIF) Prevention is essential in risky environments. But just having a program isn’t the same as having an effective system or strategy for mitigating SIF exposure. Too often we see programs fail because elements that seem obvious are missing or not consistently followed.View the recording
This webinar is designed to help you recognize and control the exposures that lead to soft tissue injuries in your workplace. Soft tissue injuries represent a hidden danger for workers. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Labor in November 2018, sprains, strains and tears represent the number one cause of non-fatal workplace injuries.
The term well-being is everywhere today — at the grocery store, in the news, and particularly in the workplace. But what is well-being, really? And why is it important for safety professionals? Well-being and safety are inextricably linked in the workplace. Issues such as stress, anxiety, and fatigue directly impact a worker’s ability to safely perform a job, control exposures, and avoid injury. Gain practical guidance on how to identify and address worker well-being and overcome barriers to change. Take away practical guidance on effective ways to strengthen your team by improving physical, psychological, and social well-being in your workplace.View the recording
Well-being is more than a buzz word. It’s a critical component of the modern workplace. A focus on well-being helps organizations retain employees, maintain safe operations, and adapt to changing market conditions. It also equips employees with the skills they need to not only face today’s challenges, but to thrive. Join DEKRA's David Musgrave, Rajni Walia, and Mei-Li Lin for an interactive conversation.