Larry Wilson Live: Conversations with Real Safety Experts

Larry Wilson Live: Conversations with Real Safety Experts

Cutting edge thinking and world-renowned safety leaders come together in this exciting show. Larry Wilson talks with real experts—the ones living it (not just talking about it)—to give an in-depth explanation as to why they make the decisions they do to achieve safety excellence and become a high-reliability organization. This podcast is recorded live during the Larry Wilson Live streaming broadcasts. Larry and his guests answer questions from the live audience in almost every episode!

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October 19, 2021 70 min

From Error Reduction to Performance Enhancement
The story behind getting the critical error reduction techniques to high-performance athletes.

Whether at work or at the highest level of competitive sport, an error can have devastating consequences. Nobody knows this better than Mike Shaw. His rise, fall and return is truly inspiring from a human resilience perspective. But so is the story of safety that emerged.

In terms of workplace ...

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The Importance of Emotional Intelligence for Health, Safety, and Environment with Dr. Britt Andreatta

Almost all EHS professionals have “heard” about Emotional Intelligence or EI. But not nearly as many are aware of the benefits, in some cases tremendously significant benefits that training on EI can provide.

Dr. Britt Andreatta is an expert in EI and conducts workshops and training sessions for managers and leaders in Emotional Inte...

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Safety management systems (SMS) like ISO 45001 and ANSI Z10 have been incorporated into organizations around the globe. 

There are certain aspects of the SMS’s that incorporate facets of engineering, design, hazard observations, management leadership, employee involvement and employee training. 

Where does Human Factors Management fit in? 

Larry will interview Tim Page-Bottorff Senior Consultant with SafeStart to dive in on how this c...

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Governance and Leadership in Health and Safety with Dr. Waddah Ghanem and Bob Arnold

Workplace health and safety matters have become of significant importance. With changing regulations and standards being introduced globally, the effects on companies and negative impact on share values and reputation cannot be ignored.

Many of the human, asset and economic incidents are caused by systemic issues emanating from a culture set at the t...

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The Power of Napping and why if you snooze... you WIN!

Of course, the expression is, “If you snooze—you lose.”

But that is more aligned with, “He who hesitates—is lost.” We all know that fatigue causes many unintentional incidents and injuries. It also impacts creativity and can greatly interfere with customer relations, whether they be inside or outside customers. 

So the negative aspects of fatigue are relatively well-known and well...

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When it comes to summer safety the numbers are staggering. Why are there so many unintentional fatalities? 

Do people lose their “common sense” or is there a problem with their common sense? 

And what if you had the wrong information in the first place? 

It’s hard to imagine how anyone’s common sense could help them then. 

But perhaps the biggest problem is that people rely too much on fear of the hazard instead of the risk of the haza...

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"What's NOT New."
Larry Wilson Live with Gary Higbee, EMBA CSP
Gary is the CEO of Higbee & Associates, Executive Advisor SafeStart, and Principal Researcher & Forensic Investigator at North American Management Institute.

“Everybody wants something new” he just shook his head, “I was doing that 40 years ago. I can’t believe they’re saying this is a new approach”. He was talking about a session he’d just attended on ...

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“The Difficulties of Getting Modern Safety Into Old-School Education”
with Michael Cooke, Vice-President, Social & Environmental Responsibility at Jabil Group

“Why aren’t these concepts being taught in high-schools and trade schools?” he asked defiantly. “Well”, I said, “its not for lack of trying. But it's not as easy as you’d think.”

“Why” he demanded, obviously not impressed. “Well, one thing is money. Even though it's ...

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“It sounds like a food additive, or at least thats the look I get when I ask some people about it” he said. I was talking with Dr. Ghanem about governance - at the board level and the conversation naturally turned towards ESG. “Some parts of it don’t really concern the safety professional, like whether the company engages in bribery practices, but other parts do. The environment part is obvious, if you have HSE or EHS in your title...

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Taking Human Factors to the Far Side of the Moon
Featuring: Dr. Ajay P Kothari, President & CEO of Astrox Corporation and NASA Project Lead

“But the Dark Side of the Moon sounds better…”

“Yes,” he said “but we don’t say that, we say far side. Otherwise all the scientists and people at NASA will think you don’t know or that I didn’t tell you...”

“Right,” I said, “So ok, we’ll go with Far Side”

Whether you call it the “Dark Side” or t...

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The Evils of Automation vs. the Evils of Human Error
With Marc Riquelme
President of Signicast, CIREX, and OptiMIM, divisions of Form Technologies

People make mistakes and robots don’t. But are robots and technology actually replacing workers or is that just a misconception most people have? 

And is there really nothing you can do for human error except multiple layers of redundancy or is that also a widely held misconception? 

And fina...

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Managing the Mega Project to Zero Harm
With Hector Salazar, GM of Construction Safety at HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited
Bathinda, India

It’s a little airport. It was a small plane. And it was still another hour by cab before I got to Bathinda. But once onsite at the HMEL refinery, in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere, there was a huge mega-project going on. Thousands of workers coming and going. I counted 15 cranes—big cranes—but th...

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Even world-class companies can be hard pressed or have their progress stalled by “blame”. But for other companies, the problems blame can cause have been crippling: employee engagement goes close to zero, and as a result improvement at ground level is close to zero. 

Another problem blame creates is the perception of unfair or biased penalties being administered as punishment. And this could be anything from forcing the employee to ...

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We keep hearing about it. We’re tired of hearing about it. But that doesn’t mean it’s over. And it doesn’t mean it can’t harm you or, although it seems to be a bit less - kill you. 

But even without going to the extreme, we all know there can be long-term heart problems, lung problems and more with COVID. 

So, why is it unravelling so badly? 

It might have something to do with complacency and perception, even though fines are doubling...

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Although Geller and Krause argue about who invented BBS, DuPont had already been doing it for years. And that’s the point: BBS was not new but it became the topic of conversation in the early 1990s, and by the mid-90s it was global. Why did it take so long to “tip” and spread like wildfire?

Or, is the real question: “Who.” Who got it to tip? To use Malcolm Gladwell’s jargon, maybe Krause was the “maven” or expert, but Jim was the fr...

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From the theoretical level of Mount Olympus to the shop floor, Keith Hole has seen it all and heard it all. What’s real, what's not, and one thing you can be assured: he won’t sugar-coat it.

Many people and academic experts have opinions on what methodologies work best. But in the end, it’s all about this: Why is it so difficult to get everyone home safe and, as if that’s not enough, why is it so difficult to get everyone back t...

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In this episode of Larry Wilson Live, Larry discusses integrating human factors into quality, production efficiency, and customer relations with Alex Carnevale, President of Dynacast International and former Chief Performance Officer at Etex.

They answer important questions like:

Why are lessons learned combined with tremendous success so difficult to spread from Safety and Health to the other departments in the organization? 

Is it j...

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Larry Wilson Live is an online talk show where the world’s top leaders will expand their mindset about the overall existing safety culture. An “out of the box” type discussion where Larry and his guests provide great insights for a perfect safety environment.

This week Larry and guest, Dr. Praveena Dorathi, discuss "Managing a Decentralized Workforce to World-Class Performance." Dr. Praveena is the Environment Health & S...

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In episode 3, Larry talks with ENOC's Senior Director of Sustainability, Operational & Business Excellence, Dr. Waddah Ghanem. Waddah is an expert in the field of process safety. In the show, he and Larry discuss some of the topics covered in his latest book, Process Safety Management and Human Factors: A Practitioner’s Experiential Approach. This is a fascinating conversation about how human behaviour should be considered ...

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In the first episode of Larry Wilson Live, David Bianco talks about his experience rolling out SafeStart with Epiroc's Surface Mining Division. David is the Epiroc Surface Division Global SHEQ Manager and knows the ins and outs of global safety initiatives. Together, Larry and David discuss what it takes to be successful and some of the key lessons you can take to your company. 

Watch the live show here:
https://www.youtube.com/w...

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