Presentation Title
Building a Community Not Just a Culture for Safety™
About the Presentation

Building Community Not Just a Culture:  Five Critical Dimensions to Sustainable World-Class Safety Performance

Building a sense of community to evolve and improve one’s culture for safety is rarely addressed but essential to long-term success.  Understanding the relevant aspects of community and improving upon it has great merit.  The basis of community provides a means to measure and focus on specific dimensional components of culture that can be improved upon in a very cogent way.  Improving particular dimensions of community also has benefits that result in significant and sustainable decreases in the frequency and severity of injuries, improving quality and morale, and certainly advancing the culture as a whole.  This is especially true in cultures for safety that might be considered quite mature. This talk will address five critical dimensions of community and will provide the empirical support organizations require to move their safety culture to another level of success.
The Presenters
David Sarkus, "The Safety Coach", David Sarkus International, Inc.
Presenter Biography

David J. Sarkus, MS, CSP (The Safety Coach®) is the president and founder of David Sarkus International, a leading-edge, health, safety, consulting, and training firm. 
He has over 30 years of occupational health and safety management experience in large, diversified industrial settings.  Experience, education, and leadership qualities have allowed him and his firm to successfully apply cutting-edge strategies and tactics for some of the biggest and best run organizations in the world.

As a safety strategist, consultant, author, speaker, and coach, David and his colleagues have been helping bridge the human performance gap in safety for over 25 years.  The focal part of their efforts include climate and culture assessments; strategic safety planning; safety culture and change processes; leadership, engagement and alignment; safety coaching; and attention control tactics.  David is a recognized authority in the practice of occupational safety management.  His writings have been featured as cover stories for Professional Safety Magazine and Industrial Safety & Hygiene News.  He’s also served as technical editor of Industrial Safety & Hygiene News and has been recognized by ISHN one of their as a Top 50 EHS Professionals.  David is the author of five books and more than 100 evidenced-based articles.  He’s also the host of a Coastal’s best-selling video, which features Bobby Bowden, one of college football’s all-time greatest coaches.

David Sarkus holds a Master of Science in Safety Management from West Virginia University and a Master of Science in Organizational Psychology from Saint Mary’s College of California.  He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) by examination.