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Building a Culture of Safety—One Hard Hat at a Time

Oct 19, 2017 | 11:00: AM PT


In construction, there is an ironic relationship between quality and safety, and speed and schedule. While much effort is devoted to completing projects on schedule, ensuring quality and safety often benefits from a pause for more planning that sometimes even requires that work be slowed down to avoid accidents and rework.

What signals can help a project team recognize that best path to high quality, injury- and incident-free construction calls for additional thinking, coordination and clarifications about the design? What signals can help a project team recognize when safety-critical activities should be postponed in favor of better planning, equipment, and different staff? Is research available to provide guidance for this counter-intuitive slowing of the rush to completion?

ENR’s panel of experts will share their insights about the way management and safety science has evolved on this topic.

Learning Objectives - After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the 16 precursors of serious incidents and fatalities found through research, and how they can be assessed through structured field safety engagements.
  • Develop ideas on improving safety culture through quality management and effective communication.
  • Explain "technical only" risk treatment pitfalls.
  • Understand the benefits of establishing a behavioral based safety culture versus the traditional approach.

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