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Real leaders leave a legacy. They capture the hearts and minds of their teams. Their origin story puts the safety and wellbeing of their people first. Great companies ubiquitously have safe yet productive operations. For those companies, Safety is an investment, not a cost for the C-Suite. It’s a real topic of daily focus. The SAFETY GURU with host Eric Michrowski, a globally recognized Ops & Safety Guru, public speaker and author explores through leader interviews how to leave a safety legacy. Your legacy success story begins now.

Real leaders leave a legacy. They capture the hearts and minds of their teams. Their origin story puts the safety and wellbeing of their people first. Great companies ubiquitously have safe yet productive operations. For those companies, Safety is an investment, not a cost for the C-Suite. It’s a real topic of daily focus. The SAFETY GURU with host Eric Michrowski, a globally recognized Ops & Safety Guru, public speaker and author explores through leader interviews how to leave a safety legacy. Your legacy success story begins now.

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Real leaders leave a legacy. They capture the hearts and minds of their teams. Their origin story puts the safety and wellbeing of their people first. Great companies ubiquitously have safe yet productive operations. For those companies, Safety is an investment, not a cost for the C-Suite. It’s a real topic of daily focus. The SAFETY GURU with host Eric Michrowski, a globally recognized Ops & Safety Guru, public speaker and author explores through leader interviews how to leave a safety legacy. Your legacy success story begins now.

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English

Contact:

2067887802


Episodes

Episode 64 - Employee Input & Involvement: The Secret Sauce to Drive Safety Culture with Ron Gantt

9/22/2022
"How can people own a safety program if we don't let them own it and create it?" In this episode, we have an engaging conversation with Ron Gantt about the secret sauce of involving employees in safety discussions at an organizational level. Safety leaders must be intentional about seeking employee input but also identifying processes that encourage or inadvertently discourage necessary safety collaboration across the organization. Tune in to learn how to involve employees on a daily basis...

Duration:00:37:45

Episode 63 - Suicide Prevention: A Call to Action for Safety Leaders with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas

9/8/2022
In observance of World Suicide Prevention Day and National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States, we are privileged to have Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas join the podcast. In this episode, Dr. Sally shares how the loss of her brother to suicide in 2004 left her with a calling to help prevent this from happening to others by engaging the workplace in crucial conversations about suicide prevention. Tune in to learn the depths of correlation between mental health and workplace safety and how...

Duration:00:41:52

Episode 62 - Safety Participation and Worker Involvement: Driving Leaps in Performance with Ken Woodward

8/25/2022
Ken Woodward was involved in a chemical explosion at work that resulted in the loss of his eyesight, smell, and taste. Rather than talking just as a victim, he embraces what can be learned from the incident that cost him three of his senses. In this episode, Ken stresses the importance of all team members working together equally to target zero damage to people, equipment, products, and finances. There's not just one driver to workplace incidents; there's a build-up over time. Tune in to...

Duration:00:34:07

Episode 61 - Understanding the True Impact of SIFs on Families, Loved Ones and Leaders with Alyssa Grocutt

8/11/2022
Alyssa Grocutt was 11 years old when her father suffered a fatal workplace safety incident. Over time, this incident has given Alyssa the passion, purpose, and drive toward a meaningful career in bringing awareness to the topic of workplace safety and safety incidents. In this heartfelt episode, Alyssa shares the true impact workplace injuries and fatalities have on family members, friends, coworkers, and leaders. Tune in to listen to her story and learn how organizations and leaders can...

Duration:00:27:53

Episode 60 - Executive Safety Coaching: The Key to Unlocking Safety Performance with Martin Royal

7/28/2022
Seeking a bid idea to significantly level up safety leadership and performance as an Executive or Safety Leader? In this episode, Martin Royal introduces the power of Executive Safety Coaching and dives into its ROI - improved productivity, better teamwork, a safe space to process and reflect, and support for your internal and external goals. Interested in executive safety coaching? As part of Propulo Consulting's subscription-based executive membership, you will have the opportunity to gain...

Duration:00:28:52

Episode 59 - Don’t Be Caught Off Guard: Active Shooter Incidents with Anthony Corwin

7/14/2022
According to the FBI, the number of active shooter incidents identified in 2021 represents a 52.5% increase from 2020 and a 96.8% increase from 2017 in the United States. Anthony Corwin, the Managing Director at Active Violence Emergency Response Training, walks us through how to appropriately respond in an active shooter incident in this episode. Tune in to learn how you can remain situationally aware of your surroundings and how psychological safety in the workplace can save lives. About...

Duration:00:24:17

Episode 58 - The Importance of Not Letting Complacency Set In with Alan Newey

6/30/2022
"We'll never realize the accidents we prevent, but we sure will know the ones we don't." In this episode, Alan Newey details the sequence of events that led to a devastating workplace incident in September of 1999. The plant where he had been employed for 15 years had placed production over safety, and the voice in his head knew he hadn't received the necessary training to do his job safely. Alan highlights the role that complacency and comfortability play in workplace incidents and the need...

Duration:00:34:05

Episode 57 - The Role of Boards in Influencing Safety Outcomes with Julie Garland McLellan

6/16/2022
"It's the board's job to be interested in safety, but it's management's job to be interesting when they talk about safety." In this episode, Julie Garland McLellan shares excellent insights into how the board of directors can influence safety outcomes through intentionally observing where the work is performed day-to-day. To make certain everyone remains responsible for safety, leaders must get involved and show interest. Tune in as she emphasizes the importance of making safety real for the...

Duration:00:30:27

Episode 56 - Elevating the Strategic Impact of Safety at Executive Table with Dave Ulrich

6/2/2022
In this thought-provoking episode, we tap into the expertise of Dave Ulrich, one of the Top Management and Leadership Gurus who has been ranked as the #1 most influential person in HR. Gather key insights from his approaches that have helped elevate the role of HR into a more strategic function in leading organizations and grasp how Safety Executives can leverage similar approaches to increase influence in the C-Suite. About the Guest: Dave Ulrich is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross...

Duration:00:35:26

Episode 55 - The Importance of Team-based Safety Culture with Dan Plexman

5/19/2022
"Safety systems and procedures mean nothing if people don't implement them." In this episode, Dan Plexman shares how a culture of production in the workplace led to an incident that changed his life. Complacency often enters into the minds of team members when the focus is on completing tasks rather than completing tasks safely. This National Electrical Safety Month, Dan is emphasizing the importance of team-based safety culture. Tune in! About the Guest: For years, Dan Plexman worked...

Duration:00:32:11

Episode 54 - Mental Wellbeing: A Call to Action for Leaders with Michael Weston

5/5/2022
Michael Weston's moving message is sure to make you reflect on what's most important in life. He recounts his story of working in a demanding role in the mining industry that ultimately took its toll on his mental health. What started as a normal day in 2013 quickly turned into an unnerving experience for him and his family. Michael was preparing for his commute to work that morning and was found lying unconscious on the driveway several minutes later. Following his successful recovery,...

Duration:00:39:27

Episode 53 - Making Safety Communication Magical with John Drebinger

4/21/2022
True leaders understand companies that are safe are more profitable and more productive. John Drebinger, professional magician and safety speaker, shares his insights with large companies through genuine inspiration, fun magic, and educational safety messages. In this engaging episode, he emphasizes the importance of giving employees a personal reason behind safety. People often don’t buy into the safety vision of an organization without the why. Through honest, subtle communication and...

Duration:00:52:07

Episode 52 - Safety Starts with Awareness. Awareness Starts with You with Bernie & Sheila Inman

4/7/2022
In this episode, we have a heartfelt conversation with Bernie and his wife Sheila Inman as they recount the events that led to a tragic incident that left Bernie with burns on over 70% of his body and rendered a quadriplegic. They share their powerful message of “safety starts with awareness – awareness starts with you”, while Sheila shares her heartbreaking experience as a loved one confronted by her husband’s life-altering incident. Tune in to listen to their moving messages! About the...

Duration:00:28:47

Episode 51 - Leadership Lessons from a CEO that Gets Safety with Brian Fielkow

3/24/2022
Being a CEO calls for making tough decisions and trade-offs every day. Great CEOs also focus on building safety excellence and understand how to balance safety, quality and productivity without allowing trade-offs. In this episode, we have a conversation with Brian Fielkow a CEO who was recently awarded the Distinguished Service to Safety Award from the National Safety Council. A “CEOs Who Get It!” About the Guest Brian Fielkow is currently CEO of Houston based Jetco Delivery and EVP of its...

Duration:00:25:21

Episode 50 - Stepping Up the Importance of Ladder Safety with Dylan Skelhorn

3/10/2022
Dylan Skelhorn recalls the unfortunate events that led to his fall from heights. He shares stories of leadership that did not demonstrate the commitment to safety and how it contributed to the choices that led to sustaining serious, life-altering injuries. Far from brushing off the importance of safety ownership, his story speaks to the importance of speaking up and increasing safety awareness and the role leaders have to drive a meaningful impact. Dylan shares great ideas around ladder...

Duration:00:47:00

Episode 49 - Case Study: Engaging Front-Line Teams on Safety with Sheldon Primus

2/24/2022
It was when Sheldon Primus was hired to be plant manager that he looked at safety a little bit differently. Being in a position of leadership, he sought to connect with employees to draw the importance of safety through initiating incredible active leadership. Getting involved and showing up for his employees was his way of provoking safety standards and a thoughtful relationship between himself and employees. From his experience, he defines the role of a manager to promote a communication...

Duration:00:24:00

Episode 48 - Driving Safety Leadership through Small Steps and Goal Alignment with Dr. Kevin Kelloway

2/10/2022
“Safety leadership is a lot like the weather, everybody talks about it, nobody does anything about it,” says Dr. Kevin Kelloway. Kevin shares pragmatic and actionable ideas that can help every leader become a better safety leader. Based on his research, he encourages leaders to track and implement small daily improvements in 5 themes that all successful safety leaders demonstrate: Speaking about safety, Acting Safely, Focusing on Safety, Engaging others in Safety, and Recognizing safety....

Duration:00:31:08

Episode 47 - Safety is a CHOICE you make with James Wood

1/27/2022
"I made some wrong CHOICES and I’ve been in a wheelchair ever since.” Risk is the neglect of personal pressure on safety. Both management and employees need to make safety a daily priority and encouragement, one that should be stressed beyond production pressures or time constraints. There is a multitude of incidents just waiting to happen that we don't think could ever happen to us. But it is our decisions that make the difference between an incident and another day at work. James Wood...

Duration:00:24:58

Episode 46 - Communicating your Safety Business Case with Dr. Georgi Popov

1/13/2022
Call it ‘lost in translation' when speaking to executives about safety improvements. More and more organizations recognize safety and prevention measures as an essential role that needs to be effectively communicated to upper-level management. Dr. Georgi Popov talks about safety prevention through design standards, business cases for change, and the next level of safety performance. About the Guest: Georgi Popov, Ph.D., CSP, QEP, SMS, ARM, CMC, FAIHA is the interim chair of Safety Sciences...

Duration:00:44:57

New Year Special Episode 45 - 4 Safety Megatrends for 2022 with Dr. Josh Williams, Martin Royal and Eduardo Lan

12/30/2021
As you prepare to ring in the new year, tune in to this special episode featuring safety experts Eric Michrowski, Martin Royal, Eduardo Lan, and Dr. Josh Williams from Propulo Consulting. They take the time to discuss important topics such as how to return to the workplace safely, learning organization, investment in safety coaching, and the evolution of Human and Organizational Performance. You are sure to gain beneficial insights as each expert highlights a specific safety megatrend to...

Duration:00:38:56