What do people in your company think about Safety? As boring, unexciting or even exhausting? Do they woodenly go through the Safety motions, rather than being vibrantly interested and stimulated? Do they basically see Safety is an unfortunate requirement, a pain in the posterior that’s mostly an obstacle to accomplishing their “real” work? Energy is essential for fueling highest-level Safety performance and culture throughout an organization. The right kind and sustained level of energy can propel momentum and actions to previously unforeseen heights (assuming – but going beyond – a base of policies and procedures, supportive structures, and consistent attention.) This webinar, based on over 3 decades working with larger, high-performance global companies, provides both practical strategies and methods for actually raising and sustaining Safety energy, enthusiasm, interest and engagement.

Learning Objectives

• Identifying 4 Safety energy “myths” to overcome

• Understanding 3 critical steps for Energizing Safety

• Seeing 10 signs of Organizational Safety Energy Sliding or Atrophying

• Assessing 10 Signs of Organizational Safety Energy Rising

• Planning for 7 practical strategies for energizing Safety receptivity and performance


2-minute overview video:  “What Is MoveSMART®?”

About the presenter, Robert Pater

Robert Pater is Managing Director of Strategic Safety Associates & creator of the MoveSMART® system for preventing strains and sprains, slips/trips/falls and hand injuries – implemented worldwide in over 60 countries. Their emphasis is on Energizing, Engaging Expertise designed to simultaneously elevate Safety performance, leadership, motivation and culture throughout an organization.

Clients worldwide include:  ADT, Airgas, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Tanker Company, American Airlines, Amtrak, ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, BMW, BP, Centerpoint Energy, Cummins, Domtar, Dynegy, FMI, Halliburton, Hawaiian Airlines, Hess Oil, Honda, International Paper, Kinross, Layne Interliner, Meggitt, Michelin, MSC Industrial Supply, Nissan, ONE Gas, OrbitalATK, Pitney Bowes, Portland General Electric, Reyes Holdings, Rio Tinto, Sembawang Shipyard (Singapore), Textron, Therma-Tru, Tucson Electric, United Airlines, U.S. Steel, WestRock, and many others.

Robert writes 2 columns:  bi-monthly for ASSE’s “Professional Safety” and monthly for “Occupational Health & Safety” magazine. He has published over 250 articles, also appearing in Safety+Health, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News, Safe Workplace, Occupational Hazards, World Safety Journal, Compliance, The Self-Insurer, HRMagazine, Personnel Administrator, Nation’s Business, and many others, as well as for several ASSE practice specialty newsletters.      

His leadership book, Leading From Within:  Martial Arts Skills For Dynamic Business & Management, has been published in 5 languages. Industrial Safety & Hygiene News selected Robert as one of the “Power 101:  Who Moves and Shakes the Safety World.” He has keynoted numerous international and corporate safety conferences.

An example of a Safety-energized workforce:  a short video made by MSC Industrial Supply (Atlanta distribution center)


This is Robert’s 32nd webinar for ASSE.