Safety leaders have to deal with many issues simultaneously—monitoring, investigating, paperwork, budgeting, and so much more. But the right approach can leverage many returns through the right, smart actions—strengthening culture and reducing injuries, elevating engagement and communications, and preventing common, related injuries at the same time. This especially applies to sizably reducing two of the most common types of injuries in many companies: soft-tissue injuries and slips/trips/falls.

Robert will show how many companies have been able to accomplish “different” great results by applying a simultaneous leadership approach to safety performance and culture, and how you can do this as well.

About the Presenter: 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.

Clients in over 30 countries include:  3M, ADT, AdvanSix, Airgas, Alaska Airlines, Alcoa, American Airlines, American Electric Power, Amtrak, ArcelorMittal, Avon, Bell Helicopter, BHP Billiton (Australia), BMW, Borgwarner, BP, BP Shipping, Centerpoint Energy,  Cummins, Detroit Edison, Domtar, DuPont, Dynegy, Expro, FMI, Halliburton, Harley-Davidson, Hawaiian Airlines, HD Supply, Hess Oil, Hills Pet, Honda, Imerys, International Paper,  Kinross, Layne Inliner, Marathon Oil (UK & US), Martin-Brower, Meggitt, Michelin, MSC  Industrial Supply, Nissan, Northrop Grumman, ONE Gas, Panama Canal, Portland General Electric, Pitney Bowes, Premier Power Ireland, Reyes Holdings, Rio Tinto, Sellafield Sites (UK), Sembmarine (Singapore), Textron, Therma-Tru, Tokyo Electron, United Airlines, U.S. Steel, Vestas, Wacker, Weatherford (Kuwait, Europe, US), WestRock, WR Grace, Xerox, many others.

Robert writes 2 ongoing columns: for for “Occupational Health & Safety” and for ASSP’s “Professional Safety.”  His articles have also appeared in many other publications.

Podcast (20 minutes):  Identifying and Moving Up Levels of Safety Culture 

“What Is MoveSMART®?” – 2-minute overview of our approach to simultaneously energizing, engaging – while significantly reducing injuries (soft-tissue, slips/trips/falls, hand injuries)

MSC Industrial Supply-made video about employees’ response to MoveSMART®