30 October 2018  11am – 12:30pm CT

Many companies suffer “tenacious” injuries – the same type that stubbornly continue to drag Safety down, that an organization just can’t seem to overcome despite numerous prevention attempts. These are frustrating, costly – and can lower performance and morale – as well as diminishing leadership credibility. But companies have found that, with the right approach, they can overcome perpetually persistent injuries.

Learning Objectives

  • Getting a handle: why tenacious injuries persist in even well performing safety cultures
  • Identifying 5 common dynamics of tenacious injuries methods for going beyond same old responses that achieve the same results
  • Practical & proven 4-step strategy for overcoming ongoing/repetitive injuries
  • Skillsets for overcoming many tenacious injuries
  • Leadership approaches for achieving breakthrough improvements both in injury reductions and in Safety culture


Duration: 1 1/2 hours


About 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 to simultaneously elevate Safety performance, leadership, motivation and culture. 

Clients worldwide include:  ADT, Airgas, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Amtrak, ArcelorMittal, BHP Billiton, BMW, BorgWarner, BP, Centerpoint Energy, Cummins, Domtar, Dynegy, Freeport-McMorran, Hawaiian Airlines, HD Supply, Hess Oil, Honda, International Paper, Kinross, Layne Inliner, Michelin, MSC Industrial Supply, Nissan, Northrop Grumman, ONE Gas, Pitney Bowes, Portland General Electric, Reyes Holdings, Rio Tinto, Sellafield Sites (UK), SembMarine (Singapore), Textron, Therma-Tru, United Airlines, U.S. Steel, WestRock, and many others.

Robert writes 2 columns:  for ASSP’s “Professional Safety” and for “Occupational Health & Safety” magazines. His articles have also appeared 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.           

His leadership book, Leading From Within:  Martial Arts Skills For Dynamic Business & Management, has been published in 5 languages. He has keynoted numerous international and corporate safety conferences.

This is Robert’s 33rd Webinar for ASSP/ASSE.

A 2-minute overview of their MoveSMART® system:  MoveSMART video