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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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United States

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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.

Language:

English

Contact:

2067887802


Episodes

Episode 43 - Moving Safety from the Head to the Heart with Russ and Laurel Youngstrom

12/2/2021
A special episode in honor of December Family Month features an excellent conversation with Russ and his wife Laurel. Their message is a strong warning that one split-second decision can change many lives forever. Russ is a work-related paraplegic, and he touches on the dangers of an "it won't happen to me" attitude in the workplace. He reminds the listeners that accidents can happen to any of us, especially when carelessly ignoring safety precautions. Laurel discusses how one careless act...

Duration:00:28:08

Episode 42 - Linking Safety Climate and Behaviors with Dr. Robert Sinclair

11/18/2021
Positive safety climate has an impact on safety performance and safety outcomes. In this episode, Dr. Robert Sinclair, a Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Clemson University and Editor in Chief at Occupational Health Science, explains the link between safety climate and behavior and how to prioritize safety in the workplace with a reward system. He also touches on the importance of safety training and the critical role of supervisory and safety leadership. Learn how to...

Duration:00:27:41

Episode 41 - Lessons from Aviation Safety: Human Factors with Dr. Suzanne Kearns

11/4/2021
To err is human… but to learn and identify organizational ‘accidents waiting to happen’ is more critical than to lay blame. In this episode, we’re TAKING OFF with Dr. Suzanne Kearns, Associate Professor of Aviation at the University of Waterloo and Founding Director at the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Aeronautics. Suzanne shares critical insights in Human Factors and Aviation Safety to help listeners explore how aviation has been able to make substantial improvements in safety and,...

Duration:00:28:49

Episode 40 - Powerline Safety: Look up and Live with Cookie

10/21/2021
October is ‘Safe Work’ month in Australia. We’re heading Down Under with special guest Cookie, an award-winning powerline safety expert from Queensland, Australia! In this episode, he illustrates the importance of powerline safety, the significance of ‘unintentional blindness’ and shares life saving tips in the event of a contact. Tune in to learn more about his innovative app ‘Look up and Live’ along with how your organization can proactively prepare for powerline risk. About the Guest:...

Duration:00:33:59

Episode 39 - The linkage between Safety and Mental Health & Fatigue with Dr. Tim Marsh

10/7/2021
As we approach World Mental Health Day, tune in to identify the linkages between mental health and safety outcomes! In this insightful episode, Dr.Tim Marsh, discusses how organizations can improve their safety performance by taking a more holistic approach that also keeps leaders in tune with fatigue, anxiety and depression that could be increasing at risk work. Approaches such as developing supervisor soft skills and emphasizing the importance of actively caring are important tools for...

Duration:00:27:33

Episode 38 - Road Safety and Why it Matters with John Westhaver

9/23/2021
About a month before his high-school graduation 27 years ago, John Westhaver was involved in a devastating car accident that left him with varying degrees of burns covering 75% of his body. This experience jumpstarted his life as a motivational speaker and safety advocate, as he continues to emphasize the importance of minimizing dangerous distractions. In this thrilling episode, John discusses techniques to practice that will help individuals become more aware of understanding the possible...

Duration:00:40:51

Episode 37 - Making Safety part of your life with Jason Anker

9/9/2021
In this episode, Jason Anker discusses the work incident that paralyzed him from the waist down at just 24 years old. Mental health in the workplace is a popular topic of discussion these days, but it’s rarely linked to worker safety. How does mental health affect decision-making at work? What impact can a work accident have on your life and the lives of those around you? What can supervisors do to support workers? Anker tackles these tough questions and shares the inspiring journey of how...

Duration:00:43:02

Episode 36 - Supporting the Mental Health of Your Workforce with Dr. Keita Franklin

8/26/2021
Mental health is a safety issue, yet its importance in the workplace is often minimized. Dr. Keita Franklin is a leading expert in workplace mental health and suicide prevention. This week, she discusses the mental health challenges faced by workers everywhere, relating it to her experience working with active duty armed forces. Take a listen to learn about useful practices that people at all levels of an organization, from the CEO to front-line supervisors and workers, can use to shift...

Duration:00:22:00

Episode 35 - The power of change: Frontline Leadership & Supervision with Eduardo Lan

8/12/2021
Front-line employees are more influenced by their supervisor than their CEO on a day-to-day basis, yet many supervisors are never provided with safety leadership training. In this episode, Eduardo Lan, partner at Propulo Consulting, discusses the importance of investing in your supervisors’ skills. Abilities like assigning work, asking questions, involving employees, and connecting with team members are often overlooked and dismissed, but they are the key to a safer, more productive...

Duration:00:32:37

Episode 34 - Putting Safety First: Listen to yourself with Spencer Beach

7/29/2021
18 years ago, Spencer Beach’s life changed forever when a workplace incident left him with severe burns on 90% of his body. Today, he is a safety motivational speaker who shares his story and wisdom to help prevent future incidents. In this engaging episode, Beach discusses the importance of listening to your gut feeling and speaking up. He also shares insightful ideas on how to develop a trusting relationship with employees and how to talk about safety in a way that motivates workers and...

Duration:00:30:21

Episode 33 - Excellence in Safety & Operational Performance: Lessons from Alcoa, the US Navy and Toyota with Steve Spear

7/15/2021
In this week’s episode geared towards leaders, founder of See to Solve, MIT senior lecturer and award-winning author Steven Spear shares his rich knowledge of safety success stories to help guide you towards tried and tested approaches to safety. Learn from real life examples, from Toyota’s commitment to “coaching the coach” and late Alcoa CEO Paul O’Neill’s revolutionary learning culture to the U.S. Navy’s smooth sailing operations thanks to a connected task force. What better way to...

Duration:00:57:27

Episode 32 - Move your Safety Performance: A view from transportation with Gardner Tabon

7/1/2021
Safety needs to be a constant consideration in every job, especially in the transportation industry. This week’s guest is Gardner Tabon, EVP and Chief Safety Officer for Capital Metro. He shares valuable insights on incorporating safety into the day-to-day of all workers – not just those working in the safety team. Take a listen to learn how to be a safety “solutionist” and engage, inform and educate your employees in all things safety. About the Guest Gardner Tabon, Capital Metro’s...

Duration:00:24:18

Episode 31 - Leadership Commitment: Sending the Right Signals with Dr. Mark Fleming

6/17/2021
About the guest: Dr. Fleming is a Professor in the department of psychology at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax Nova Scotia. He has just completed a five year term as the CN professor of Safety Culture. Dr. Fleming is an applied psychologist with over 25 years of experience in industrial health and safety management in high hazard industries including the offshore oil and gas, nuclear power, petrochemical, power generation and construction. He is dedicated to developing practical and valid...

Duration:00:34:28

Episode 30 - Taking your Safety to the Next Level: Integrating BBS and Human Performance with Dr. Josh Williams

6/3/2021
Behavior-based safety, human performance, cognitive psychology... It can be overwhelming to consider so many competing safety approaches. On this week’s episode, Dr. Josh Williams returns to advocate for a well-rounded approach to safety. Josh shares practical HP tools for learning from workers’ first-hand experience and taking a proactive approach to preventing SIFs. Don’t scramble to improve your organization’s safety once it’s too late! About The Guest: For more than 20 years, Josh has...

Duration:00:25:57

Episode 29 - Mindfulness and Resilience: Safety Impact with Alfred Ricci

5/20/2021
From first-responders to workers and leaders, every single job contains elements of stress. Alfred Ricci, founder of First Responder Resilience, created his own methodology for introducing mindfulness and resilience into day-to-day work life. In this episode, we explore the importance of paying attention to your own mindset and to your team members’ mental states to improve focus and situational awareness, ultimately improving safety. Learn how to implement mindfulness and resilience to...

Duration:00:29:01

Episode 28- Dysfunctional Practices That Kill your Safety Culture with Dr. Tim Ludwig

5/6/2021
Behavioural safety analysis is essential on the part of managers and workers alike to improve safety practices and conditions in the workplace. Today’s guest, Dr. Tim Ludwig, is a renowned safety consultant with 30 years of experience doing empirical research on employee-driven behavioural safety. Tune in to our discussion on common mistakes made by managers and on the effectiveness of observation, risk identification and open communication to find sustainable solutions and create a safer...

Duration:00:42:19

Episode 27 - Making Safety Personal with Candace Carnahan

4/22/2021
Incidents can happen to anyone, that's why it’s important to make safety personal. Candace Carnahan was involved in a workplace incident when she was at the wrong place at the wrong time. She highlights that everyone needs the courage to care, and to take responsibility for safety to reap the benefits. Candace reminds us that anyone can get hurt and the importance of speaking up to improve safety performance - if you know better, do better! Tune in to hear Candace’s story and insights....

Duration:00:25:25

Episode 26 - From Fighter Pilot to Airline Pilot: Lessons in Human Performance with Brandon Williams

4/8/2021
Safety is a cornerstone of the airline and aviation industry. Our guest Brandon Williams, founder of LeadTac, adjunct professor, F-15 fighter and airline pilot, started his career in the U.S. Air Force. Brandon highlights the importance of considering human factors and mitigating human error using a systems based approach. Listen to learn how to implement Human Factor Leadership and peer accountability to reduce human errors and improve safety performance. Brandon Williams, LeadTac Founder...

Duration:00:40:43

Episode 25 - Importance of Leadership and Onboarding for Safety with Curtis Weber

3/25/2021
Safety is important at all stages of a career, whether it is the first, third or last day at work. Irrespective of the job, communication and collaboration during and after onboarding are crucial to ensure everyone’s safety. Curtis Weber is a Safety and Motivational speaker, who learned about the importance of speaking up and building relationships with co-workers through a serious workplace accident that changed his life. Tune in to learn about the importance of leadership and making safety...

Duration:00:24:41

Episode 24 - Connecting with your Safety Audience with Tricia Kagerer

3/11/2021
In conversation with Tricia Kagerer, the author of The B Words, discussing women in non-traditional roles in the workplace, including safety and risk management. Topics covered include workplace diversity, corporate social responsibility and servant leadership. Tricia advocates for the importance of financial literacy and bridging the missing link regarding the impact of safety and wellbeing initiatives on the bottom line. Listen to discover how to gain freedom from society’s prohibition and...

Duration:00:21:56